As last Friday, 7th February, was the fifth anniversary of me starting this blog, I thought it only right that I should mark the occasion in some fashion. And as the fifth anniversary is usually celebrated with a gift of wood, I thought I’d entitle this post by paraphrasing Charlie Brown, rather than going low brow and quoting from Nick Frost’s t-shirt in Shaun of the Dead…
So, last year saw a continuation of my ongoing Ghostbusters project, another round of Forgotten Heroes and the gestation of a new project – Distant Stars – inspired by Star Wars.
But during the latter part of the year, the posts became more sporadic and blogs I followed only received the occasional comment, as work and personal pressures mounted up, meaning that there always seemed to be something more important that needed doing, rather than painting, modelling, playing games and blogging about it.
This didn’t stop me planning what I was going to do next, but there never seemed to be any of the right sort of free time to do hobby-related stuff. I’d lost momentum and found it easier, when I did find myself with some free time, to spend this time browsing the Internet looking for the next “perfect” item I need for the hobby project or watching various TV shows that I’d recorded and not got around to watching.
And getting really, really ANGRY about the current series of Doctor Who.
So, realising this and being presented with some actual free time this weekend, I got out some models and some paints, with the intention of completing a set of figures to use in an actual game. And progress was made, although having not painted for a while, it took me a while to get going.
So, what can you expect from the next 12 months? Well, 2020 will see a return to the world of the Black Museum, with at least one jaunt across the Channel; Forgotten Heroes 2020, which will return to the more open rules of previous years; some Ghostbusters and some proper Doctor Who, as I need something to cleanse the palate after subjecting myself to the willful destruction of a childhood favourite by Chris Chibnall…
Next time – Who are the Order of the White Rose?