Monday, 29 October 2012

Slow progress

I had hoped to have finished the next draft of my BIG BOARD PORTABLE WARGAME RULES: MODERN ... but life has been getting in the way today.

My wife wanted to collect the photographs of our most recent cruises from the branch of Boots the Chemist that is located in the local shopping centre. The problem was there were 1,700 of them ... and that was what she had selected from the 6,000+ that we had taken! The reason there were so many was that we had not had any photographs printed for nearly two years ... and pile of unprinted photographs had just grown larger and larger.

Whilst we were out my wife also took the opportunity to talk to our travel agent (whose shop is located next door to Boots) about a special offer we had received from P&O Cruises. We had been offered a ten-day cruise to Belgium, Norway, Denmark, and Germany for less than £50.00 per day each ... and it was very tempting ... so tempting, in fact, that my wife booked us on the cruise. This will be our thirty sixth cruise (!) ... and I already know that she has booked numbers thirty seven and thirty eight.

Our shopping expedition ended in a shop that specialises in selling electronic goods. The retailer was having a pre-Christmas sale, and it so happens that our current flat-screen TV is not working properly (the integral DVD player works when it feels like it ... which is not very often). The cost of the repair was greater than the cost of a newer flat-screen TV, so I ended up carrying a large bag of photographs and a 24" flat-screen TV back to the car. Needless to say I spent a couple of hours setting the latter up whilst my wife began the process of sorting all the photographs out before they are put into their albums.

It is now almost midnight ... and I have managed to do about half an hour of work on my rules. I need to spend at least another hour (or possibly two) on them before the draft is finished. All I can hope is that tomorrow will not be quite so hectic.

PS. My day might have been busy, but my thoughts and prayers go out David Crook (an old wargaming friend and fellow blogger), whose family has had a very traumatic couple of days. If you don't know what I am going on about, read this and this.

6 comments:

  1. 1,700 printed photographs!!!!I read about David's son, fecking shocking!

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  2. New cruise sounds splendid fun- can't wait for your photos and write-up.

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  3. The Angry Lurker,

    It sounds like a lot of photographs ... but it is less than 250 per cruise.

    What happened to David's son was shocking ... all the more so because it is not such an unusual thing to happen. One only hopes that the perpetrators get their just desserts.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Tradgardmastare,

    The newly-booked cruise goes to some of our favourite places as well as some that we have never visited before ... and I have already identified a couple of trips that I want to go on, including one to a newly-opened military museum/fortress.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Everyday life, what COULD we do without it, what WOULD we do without it!

    Enjoy your cruises!

    Jim

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  6. Jim Duncan,

    I just wish that once in a while things were not quite so 'interesting'!

    I am, however, looking forward to the cruise, especially because of what we might visit at some of the places we are going to.

    All the best,

    Bob

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