Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Ding Dongs, Twinkies......and The Painting Challenge

Received two blogging wins in the post last week and also have decided to enter the 4th Annual Analogue Hobbies Challenge  after a kind invite from Curt and even with my painting drought/malaise continuing but what the hell...........I have finished in the top ten twice I think but this time it will be in the top 40th or below if I'm lucky with the good job finished and finances stretched but let's see how it goes.........no sandbags here!



This large box turned up from Mellie Mel with just my name and some random persons name by mistake (probably meant my other half which is not Ray as some of you feckers are thinking).......looks like Jay?


Some cards, one might say Pay?........


What a box of sugary goodness..........


Also received these books from Carl when he ran a giveaway and myself and Ray won some books but Ray who was pulled out of the hat first got first choice.........but what's this I've received both book prizes, how did that happen????? 


Also Ray has dragged his poor, beautiful, kind, understanding wife into the snoring/sleeping debate by posting this bitstrip on Facebook........such a fecking liar!



109 comments:

  1. Nice gifts!!!
    I've seen Ray's bitstrip in fb!! :)

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    1. So you keep telling us...what happens in Nottingham stays in Nottingham!

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    2. We were there for both days man, you know nothing!

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  2. Good Luck in the challenge Fran!

    I'm a first time entrant this year, so I just hope to retain my sanity and minimise the wrist cramp! I'll be happy to make my 500 points and enjoy being in the posse.

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  3. I'll be joining you in the Top 30 or 40's me thinks, no sandbagging this year I'm afraid!!! That definitely says RAY on the box he he he! You best not pig them all, we all know your a greedy heifer! and I didn't even know I'd won a prize on Carl's blog either????? Thanks Carl!!!

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    1. So that's what you think of Carl and other peoples giveaways.....I for one am shocked sir!

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    2. Keep the books Fran, let the cheeky begger read a Newspaper instead ;-)

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    3. Whatever you say Carl, the bugger never deserved them!

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  4. good luck on the challenge if you need ant more victorian/steam punk figures drop me a line I have a ton which will never see my paint brush

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  5. This little fracas is keeping me well amused. Good luck with the painting challenge ;O)

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  6. Good luck Fran im sure that box says Day on it ;) as for the snoring no comment!!!

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  7. haha quick hide them all before Ray gets near

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  8. Wow, what a hell of a care package! Do we get to see a fight to the death over how this is split up?

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  9. Good luck, hope you'll rocket past the top top 40.. all that sugar should give you some energy to paint ;)

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  10. I won the same box. Mel is fantastic. Now you and Ray can try ding dongs and that's just funny.

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    1. Wait? There's not going to be a video blog of you guys eating your first ever Twinkies and Ding Dongs?

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  11. Sugary goodness indeed, great wins my good man.

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  12. I may just have some Empire of the Dead stuff lying around, yours if ya want them. Just watch out for that sugar rush, and hide them from Ray..

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    1. Thanks for the offer Dave, much appreciated!

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  13. You covet those Twinkies!!!! Guard them well from the Fay guy.

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  14. What lovely prizes. I'm sure it says "Fran & Bay", but no idea who this Bay is :)

    As for Ray's bitstrip on FB, I left a suitable comment ;)

    Good luck in the Challenge big fella!

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  15. OOh what a nice bunch of prizes

    And of course we all believe you about the painting wink wink

    Ian

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  16. Mmmmm.....Hostesse cakes. Cool loot!

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  17. Great prizes Fran! Fran & something written in Chinese! :-D
    Good luck in the painting challenge! I take a nice and cosy chair, a good drink and some sweeties, and watch all the nice posts over there! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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  18. Ooh, you got twinkies! Lucky you!

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  19. Best of luck in the Challenge Fran.

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  20. Good luck with the challenge mate. I'm sure you'll be flying once you've downed a box full of sugar!

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  21. it's a Twinkie delight! Hope you were wise enough, Fran, to eat all of Ray's part while you could :)

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  22. You should put a ding dong in Ray's mouth.

    :D

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    1. Which would support the theory I proposed a couple of years ago...

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  23. Looks like the Rejectsare in a race for the bottom of the league this year....unless the sandbagger gets up to his old tricks.

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  24. Good luck with the challenge Fran. I've thrown my hat into the ring for the first time this year, and will also be feverishly painting up a backlog of 28mm metals from 15th December. I may have a few Orinoco Miniatures lying around the place if you need an extra few figures to paint (gratis).

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    2. Grand. Ping me a private message with your postal address and I'll post you some figures.

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  25. Good luck Fran, and nice haul. Who says blogging doesn't pay?

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  26. I am so glad customs didn't completely destroy it! I was sure they were going to steal half of it...and since you two were the top two winners you got a little extra! Congratulations again!

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  27. By the way.... What have you had so far and what do you think??

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    1. I've had some of the sweets and the milk duds which were lovely!

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  28. My General, your brush assault on Analogue will surely rock the blog world. And I like twinkies.

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  29. Good luck and courage for the challenge !!
    Fortunately, you have ammunitions !

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  30. Nice one lads. A real 'Twinkle' in the eye present.

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  31. I feel robbed, you mention Ding dongs and there's no boobies !
    Great box of swag too, even if it did have some typos on the box and just like the books I think the legal term "Inuentoribus custodes, qui amiserint flentium" applies.

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    1. Explain because google couldn't!

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    2. Finders keepers, losers weepers (try google translate)

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  32. Good luck on the challenge Fran!

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  33. Man, I love twinkies. Very jealous of your haul!

    Best o luck in the challenge too!

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  34. Twinkies and Ding Dongs? I'm not sure how much of a prize that is!

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    1. I've tasted both and I tend to agree!

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  35. Nice post, Fran.
    Good luck with the challenge and enjoy the sweets... ;-)

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  36. Mellie really spoiled you and that random person, Kay. I hope you enjoy all those goodies and don't go into a diabetic coma from all that sugar!

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  37. Whoa, Twinkies are still around? I thought they were dead forever!

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  38. Enjoy the sweets, twinkees are the best. For Thanksgiving we have started frying the turkeys and later in the evening we fry whatever else we can find; fried twinkees are superb, (not that a diabetic like me would ever know...)
    Watched Blade Runner on TV earlier this week and thought of your blog.

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  39. Nice gifts, Fran. Good luck in The Challenge!!!

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  40. Groovy and tasty gifts.
    Good luck in the challenge.
    cheers

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  41. Opps I missed this post! Good luck with the painting challenge. As for this alleged "Sandbagging" I have seen nothing in the rules that says you cannot use tactical submissions. I know that a wargamer doing something tactical goes against the grain but technically I see nothing against it!

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  42. Hey you. Did you give Ray and Tamisin the stuff I sent you?

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    1. Ray got his and I thought Tamsin would make Blog-Con but I'm posting hers out this weekend with some others.

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