The new regime. Day 1.

Today I started with getting my brain into gear with a series of online puzzles, including the latest “Wordle” competition with my unknown rival “Pink Panther”. After 210 rounds we stand at 281 points each.

No attendance at the stable yard today because I am waiting in hope for the local repair shop to collect my Jeep (yesterday’s promise unfulfilled).

After walking the dog I cleared last night’s washing up and vacuumed the office. How does the Memsahib manage to get toothpicks underneath this protective plastic covering?


Then I got bogged down in my daily e-mails and Facebook for an hour or so. Sad to learn that an old friend and former chairman of the Napoleonic Association died last Saturday.

Next was to start placing troops onto the map for the Axis and Allies 1939 Global War campaign. It’s a massive spreadsheet (1 cell = 25 miles or 40 Km), so formatting takes an age. No fancy icons, merely abbreviations in this game.

So far I have added the Germans and some Italians. Many nations to go before I even start moving the units.

It’s now 2 pm and I intend to start work on a digital representation of Moretonhampstead railway station, taken from “Model Railway News” April 1956. I had relatives in Moretonhampstead at the time, when I was almost two years old.

For my digital version I am using an old PC program “Rule The Rail” with additional UK based features.

Then I will start reading this book that my son gave me for Christmas, knowing about my project of living for Lent on wartime rations.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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