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Monday, 30 December 2013

Happy New Year

(This is my 101st post - in case you were wondering)
As 2013 draws to a close it's time to reflect on the year and it's highs and low.
For me the year started with my eyesight rapidly deteriorating, which was no fun at all but by September and two operations later I my eyesight fully restored.
My enthusiasm all year has been up and down like a bride's nightie with the inevitable down sometime around the end of November when any pretense of enthusiasm for blogging and gaming in general hit an all-time low, but this has since been lifted somewhat by just one or two recent comments on my blog and replies to my own comments on others' blogs.
Over the last two years of blogging I do feel that I've made several new friends in the Blogging community, which is a strange thing to say considering that I've never met but one of them.
The highlight of the year, as hinted at, was meeting Matevz or Mathyoo as many of you will know him as.

Without Bryan/Vampifan's, Matevz, and many of the regular commentators to my blog I think I would have given this up a long while ago.

In 2014 I aim to game more, once the batteries are recharged and the enthusiasm for it returns.




(These are not mine, the  picture was "borrowed" )
On to the Xmas haul, which on the Wargames front saw me the proud recipiend of a Full Thrust Fleet (FSE for those that know about these things). I blame Colgar6, and his excellent bat-reps that overflow with his enthusiasm for everything he does. The present came from eldest son who has his own fleets for the game and probably recollects from his childhood playing this game with me. It is a bit of a diversion from Zombie gaming but a very welcome one at that.
All was not lost though on the Zombie front as I did receive some related items.
From the overly generous Lord Siwoc I got a rather bulky pack of mantic Ghouls as a prize in his rather unsubscribed Xmas competition.
Expecting one or two sprues worth of Ghouls, my jaw dropped when I opened the package to a veritable feast of figures. When I get back to painting Zombies, I can see these being combined with some Wargames Factory zombies.
It's been quite a revelation to me blogging, just how generous fellow bloggers are, this was not the first competition I've won and I've also been the recipient of other gifts too!  This is surely one of the most wonderful communities to be a part of.
Worst Dice roll ever ?  (Picture again "borrowed"_

With that, it's time to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year and here's to another enjoyable year reading your blogs, making new friends and maybe even meeting a few more of you.







As always your comments are welcomed and appreciated .

33 comments:

  1. Happy New Year and all the best for you!

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    1. Thanks TiTo and to you and your loved ones too.

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  2. Happy New Year Joe, that's what, your thousandth celebration or so? :P

    And thanks again for everything you've done while I was there, especially the trip to the beach! Next time we go all the way to Scotland, right? :D :D

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    1. Had, you been but closer and I was not so ill we would indeed have Scotland and more ! - Next time maybe ?
      have a good New year mtae

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  3. I'd like to echo Mathyoo's comments. We three simply must meet up again for more adventuring. I'd like to go plodging with Mathyoo now that my fitness has returned.

    Joe, it has been an absolute pleasure knowing you. Your visits when I was recovering in hospital were especially welcome and greatly appreciated. I wish you good health and happiness for 2014.

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    1. Thanks Bryan, your thoughts are echoed

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  4. We all have peaks and troughs in blogging as in life. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and a joy when you comment on mine. I would like to say thanks for keeping us all in touch with Bryan when he was in Hospital and you visited him.

    I hope you continue to blog and with greater and greater enthusiasm. And I wish you the very best for the year ahead. (I also have an FSE fleet they look so much cooler than NSL or NAC!)

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    1. Thanks Clint, I always knew there was a lot more closet Spacefarers than just me

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  5. Have a good year Joe and hopefully a happy one!

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    1. Thanks Fran, II will be happy in my misery as no doubt you will be !

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  6. Happy New Year mate. I hope 2014 is a great year for gaming for you especially with all that fab terrain you've built it will be nice to see it in use and come to life or is that unlife with all the zombies that will be sure to be roaming about.

    Anyway have a good one Zabadak!

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    1. Thanks Brummie and a Happy New yrear to you and yours too.
      I do hope to use my terrain a lot more this year.

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  7. You are a good man. I love you blogs, may you caryy on for a long time. PS your terrain making is brilliant.

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    1. Thanks Irqan, have a good new year, with your new found freedom

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  8. Happy New Year to you!! Thanks for your interest in The Walking Lead, your blog has inspired me throughout this year and so have your comments :) When my horde finally rises I'd love to rag them through your zombie world!! All the best HH

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    1. Thanks HH and a Happy New year to you too, I think we in the blogging community really do feed off (on ?) each other.

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  9. Happy New Year my good man, I'm delighted to have found your blog and look forward to more inspirational work in 2014.

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    1. Thanks Michael, coming from you that is truly a great compliment.
      happy New year to all at Awdry Towers

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  10. Ah, I deny all responsibility for your son's actions in giving you a Full Thrust fleet! It wasn't me, I wasn't there! Nice presents, though :-) .

    As others have said, we all have peaks and troughs. Neither are a permanent state of affairs...

    Mathyoo is right: Scotland is a nice place to visit :-) .

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    1. My peaks can't come soon enough, I blame the holdiays.
      I must admit though I was very excited getting my Full Thrust fleet (but I still think you're to blame for my enthusiasm for it, if nothing else)

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  11. I started blogging becuase a friend of mine said "it's a great way to keep the enthusiasm going and help you finish a project". I hadn't realised how true it was. Everything everyone does is so inspiring, thanks for being a part of that inspiration.

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    1. I think I too |(and many others I suspect) have a similar story of how we got into blogging. I certainly wouldn't have got as much done for my zombie project without my blog.

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  12. Happy New Zombie Year. And thanks for your blog and terrain ideas...

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    1. Merci Shuby, and a "Bonne année" to you too !

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    1. Thanks SK hope yours is good too

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  15. Look forward to see your take on the ghoul/zombie stuff I sent you!

    I wish you all the best in 2014, both on the blog and in real life.

    And as you mention...This zombie blogging community is absolutely fantastic!

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    1. Thanks SK, there's been some great conversions of the ghouls that I've seen, so I'm already planning to copy them.

      You're right too about this wonderul community, have a good year

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  16. Happy New Year! Love the space fleet. I look forward to seeing yours painted. (hint, hint)

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    1. I doubt, I'll be able to achieve any near the standard of the fleet's photo I used, but I am actually looking forward to painting them (once I've finished ogling them)

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  17. Happy New Year Zabadak. I can sympathize as I am currently struggling with blogging and keeping up with my projects. I too enjoy reading of your work and don't mind waiting for it. Write when you feel like it and enjoy the hobby when you can.

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    1. Thanks Sean and I hope you had a good New Year too. I think I may have to have some shorter posts this year to compensate the lack of output.

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