After spending most of yesterday sorting out the contents of my father's house so that we can begin the process of selling it, I have spent today doing all sorts of odd jobs that needed doing, but that had not been done before because I had just not got around to doing them.
Besides shredding a very large pile of redundant personal documents, I have removed a dead Fuchsia bush, repaired the wiring in a faulty electrical extension cable, made the usual end-of-the-month visit to the bank, done a pile of filing for my business, prepared the documentation that I will need for my personal online Income Tax Self Assessment, and begun work on tidying my toy room/wargames room. The latter is something that I try to do at least once each year, and each time that I do it, I find something that I had forgotten about. Today was no exception.
Today's find was a large box of photographs that I took before the advent of digital cameras. Amongst them were some photographs of the battle that Tim Gow, Chris Willey and I fought using Chris Kemp's NOT QUITE MECHANISED rules, and which led to the eventual development of MEGABLITZ.
The battle pitted a large Russian force of tanks and mechanised infantry against a very thin line of Finnish defenders ... who – if my memory serves me correctly – managed to stop the Russian advance.
I also found some photographs taken some years ago at the Conference of Wargamers. I am unsure of the years when they were taken, but some of the 'young' men whose faces appear in them are somewhat older now!
Waiting for a plenary session to start.
Will he notice if I do it whilst he isn't looking?
Well someone is obviously enjoying themselves ...
Why did I ever decide to put this session on? I have even had to write my own name on a label so I can remember who I am!