Better Late Than Never

Having checked the calendar, it’s actually over a month since I last posted on my blog and, embarrassingly, I missed posting on the 4th anniversary of this blog, which was 6th February…

Yep, that’s right, I’ve been unleashing my inner vision and opinions on hobby-related stuff for just over 4 years!

But regular visitors will have noted that I’ve been rather quiet of late, both here and on as a visitor elsewhere. This is not entirely through choice, as 2019 has proved somewhat challenging – in respect of both time and finances.

My ‘new’ job eats up a lot of my time, both in commuting and additional hours required to ensure that you’re meeting your quota/target, meaning that there’s not a great deal of evening left by the time I get home. And, like the M-113 creature from the classic Star Trek episode “The Man Trap”, it sucks the life right out of you…

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Combine this with a…financial miscalculation…on my part regarding certain monies payable to HMRC and I find myself in somewhat of a hole.

When you have various personal issues hanging over your head, like the allegorical sword of Damocles, it’s not surprising that getting some miniatures out and either painting them or playing a game with them is not top of your agenda. Especially when what free time you have is either spent searching for alternative employment or cataloging a reasonably sized comic collection, with a view to selling it on (other than the bits I simply cannot possibly part with, naturally).

In respect of this blog, and hobby-related content for it, it means that posts may be somewhat infrequent and there will be little in the way of ‘new’ content, as my hobby budget has been reduced to zero for the foreseeable future.

However, this does mean that I will be concentrating, when time permits, on completing those figures I already own, those projects that have been started…and not finished and “making good use of things that I find”.

So, please bear with me…normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.



15 thoughts on “Better Late Than Never

    • Ah, but you’re out saving lives, whereas I’m just doing financial services bollocks – hardly an essential part of the fabric of society, no matter what my manager may think. 😉


  1. HMRC? I’m assuming that is the nasty taxman we call the IRS across the pond. Having gone 35 days without pay and being unable to make any hobby purchases myself, I literally feel your pain. I hope you figure this all out and regular posts resume soon!


  2. naaaaa, you don’t need new figures Jez mate…. you got more than enough tricorn ones (and cannon and Indians and colonial militia) still to assemble and paint and play with, to keep you going easily throughout 2019 (as time permits of course) hehe. I know you well enough to know you don’t need new things all the time to keep you inspired.

    Nice to see you. Even infrequently is great *hugs* 🙂


    • Given the large amount of stuff EVERYONE has, no-one actually NEEDS more figures…we just like ’em. And yes, plenty of outstanding things that need assembling and painting and playing with. Redcoats versus Cybermen? Why the Hell not… plus i can see some parts being used for a Revolutionary-era Captain America (which IS canon). Got to have something for Forgotten Heroes 2019, haven’t I? Although all plans are subject to change… *tee hee*


  3. Good to read your words again, Jez, but sad to find you’re having a bitch of a time lately. I was about to send out another search party for you and Roger (where IS Roger?), but we all know how that went last time…

    Hope it all rights itself soon. You’re missed.

    (Also, great use of the salt-sucking vampire. She is indeed a metaphor for life, sometimes…)


    • Thanks Keith. It was a pleasurable and semi-cathartic experience. Sometimes it’s good to have a bit of a whinge – clears the pipes, as it were. Not sure where Roger is, probably up to his eyes at work.

      And the advantage of being a geek is you can have a moan AND reference classic sci-fi at the same time.

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