Rations for Lent and other stuff.

I won’t bore you with a list of my dietary intake last week. I will only say that I only exceeded my rations in the use of bacon, simply because that was the weight of the pack I defrosted and had to use. I can rectify that by eating no bacon this week.

I had a couple of unusual meals that I have not eaten since childhood, like leftover gravy warmed up with chunks of bread. A hearty breakfast. My mother often used to give us “Oxo broth” for breakfast in the winter, made from an Oxo stock cube and, what I now assume to have been, stale bread.

On other fronts, I have had to temporarily suspend my two painting projects because of two problems: my left eyeball is swollen again after last year’s retinal repair surgery and I have trouble focussing close-up, and I have developed what the doctor calls “Benign Essential Tremor” in my right hand – the one I paint with.

I am due a further eye injection on 24th March (behind the eyeball and without anaesthesia and I should soon be getting some pills for the shaking hand. Until then all miniature painting is suspended. If it turns out that the issues continue I shall have to seriously look at my unpainted and part-painted stock and make some hard decisions.

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General Whiskers

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

2 thoughts on “Rations for Lent and other stuff.”

  1. Sorry to hear about the medical tribulations, Paul.

    We’re all getting to the stage where bits are starting to seize up or come loose. I hope all goes well.

    Regards, Chris.

  2. Thanks Chris. Hoping for a good outcome on both fronts. Otherwise It’s 54mm soldiers for the future. Just as ±I was getting into 3mm.

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