Sunday, 11 February 2018

Nice little kit

Here's another nice little kit from Elf Miniatures.   As always it comes in loads of different finishes.  It  has a lovely white 'glass' top.  It is very quick to make other than the usual waiting for paint and glue to dry.

the kit

boxes built and painted

all glued together

in situ

The room will have pictures and TV and wall lights and a rug so not quite as sterile as this.

(oops, just noticed I haven't tidied up my coving with paint)

Saturday, 10 February 2018

I am still here!!

..... you couldn't make it up.

I haven't been well for over a year without any definitive diagnosis and certainly no treatment.  Last weekend I had a different and severe pain and ended up in a surgical triage unit.  I began with a diagnosis of a gall bladder problem and ended up with a probable broken rib conclusion!!!  Whatever it is, after four days of messing about we found ourselves sitting in a hospital waiting room on the morning of our flight so, instead of being in glorious sunshine right now we are still here.

The holiday was going to do many things - the main one being an opportunity to meet my son and his family who live in Canada but are holidaying in Fort Myers.  We were also spendng a week with some friends back in Naples where we had a condo for fiteen year.  That week also included catching up with folk we knew there and, more relevant to this mini blog, we were taking in a terrific mini show over a weekend in Orlando.

I have saved all my pennies and skipped a show or two over here as I wanted to have a binge at a really large American show.  I have been to it a couple of times so I know it is well worth the trip and the wait.

You might think that this hiatus does, at least, gives us more breathing space for our impending move but, guess what, the builders have now pushed back the date by a couple of weeks so we are now pretty much twiddling our thumbs.  We had made a huge push to get everything done before we left for our holidays.

On the mini front I have  already stripped and packed away much of my workroom so I can't crack on  out there with anything.  My absence from the game has also been extended.

Having said all that, don't worry, stuff is mainly positive here now the intial disappointment is over and it is just a case of accepting it and cracking on.

Thank you all for your good wishes.  I hope to stop by and share the mini part of the move with you as I bowl along.  This blog is sort of my diary for my mini life so it seems legitimate that a little bit of real life is allowed in now and then.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Big move, little move

By the time you are reading this I will be setting off for a sunshine break.  When I get back I will have four days before we leave our current home and move from Manchester  to Edinburgh.  It has been a whirlwind decision and a fast purchase and, with a holiday inserted in the run up to the move, we only had a total of thirteen days in our current home between finding the new house and leaving this one.

As you can imagine we have a lot to do in a short time scale so Dalton House will be on hold for maybe a couple of months - February we are away and March we move to a new home.  

Our movers are doing the packing and I was told not to wrap the house because anything that is wrapped by us they won't be liable for.  Perfectly reasonable but very hard trusting your infant to another.  It isn't possible for us to move the house ourselves as it is too big and too heavy to transport and, ultimately, carry upstairs.  We are old fogies now and beyond those sort of challenges.

I have to remove everything from the house of course and pack those into boxes ready to transport..... that's enough of a challenge.

Meanwhile don't give up on me, Dalton House will continue after a small (work) break.

Next week I show you another sweet little Elf Miniatures kit, then I have run out of posts until I come back from my hols, move, unpack and sort out and start again in a 'foreign' land.