Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas/ Bah Humbug 2017 and an update!


A brief update from a muddy field in rural Ireland..........


Ray"The Orangutan" Rousell" reminded me that some people(maybe just one or two of you.......) were wondering what was happening blog wise?

Serious blog and life funk lately, still painting (15mm sci-fi/ Invasion Earth scenario with my modern stuff) but no wargaming or wargaming space (hopefully next year) at this time, no like minded loonies nearby either, piss poor internet, limited TV service has hit the mojo hard..........
Currently no job still apart from raising poultry, mud and really impressive weeds in our field in rural Tipperary with our mobile home.......

Hope to starting posting in the new year again, maybe even try the painting challenge next year with a build up of the lead pile.

One day we will finish our house and be less muddy but not today...........



You kind souls that read this have yourself a good new year if you can.......or want to!

Stay safe............

78 comments:

  1. Great to hear from you Fran, I have missed you terribly. All the very best Michael.

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  2. OMG His alive!
    Hope Santa did not eat any Mexican food before sitting on the chimney!
    Happy Holidays and happy house building... I know, it's never a happy business ....

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  3. Well that sure looks muddy! Great to hear from you again Fran and a Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

    Christopher

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  4. Wow, thought Ray ate you there for a few months. Looks like the mud beat him to it. Welcome back.

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  5. I did ask young Raymond how you were about September.
    Good to know you are still alive and active.
    I will try to sort out an internet game for you.
    Do you Roleplay? (NO nothing KINKY... I know Ray will suggest it as being pervy if I do not put this caveat in. Easiest type to set up from my point of view.

    Just leave a comment and let us know. We will sort something out.

    Hope you and the good and long suffering wife are well and despite the lack of technology prospering.

    All the best Clint

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  6. Its always darkest before the dawn! Good to welcome you back to our happy band of Bloggers!

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  7. I hope things pick up for you in the near year Fran. Great to see you posting. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Francis! Very good to see signs of life from you. Best wishes to you in 2018.

    Merry Christmas!

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  9. Hail Franonia! May these holidays and the upcoming new year be a lot fun for all, my General.

    Also, tears came to my eyes when I saw my General "practicing crawling thru mud and rain" field exercise. What a leader! Hail Franonia!!

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  10. Glad to hear you are still doing your stuff .,, look forward to a positive year fot you and yours

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  11. Glad to hear from you again Fran, I wish you all the best in the future...

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  12. Hello again!
    And best wishes in new year!

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  13. Hi Fran, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year young fella.

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  14. Some seriously angry lurking going down, eh? Here's to a New Year looking up. Slainte!

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  15. Nice one Francois! Glad you've returned to blogland you miserable old bugger!

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  16. Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

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  17. Merry Christmas Fran, and great to hear from you again! Take care, and all the best for the new year.

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  18. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

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  19. Think..one day, when the house is finished you can say;
    "one day lad all this will be yours"
    "What, the curtains?"
    "No, not the curtains lad, all that you can see, stretched out over the hills and Valleys of this land. That´ll be your kingdom lad.
    "But Mother"
    "Father"
    "But Father, I don´t want any of that"
    "Listen, lad. I built this kingdom up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other kings said I was daft to build a house on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So, I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one... stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, lad: the strongest house in these islands.”

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  20. A very welcome blast from the past.
    Ho[e you're having a good holiday break and to hear from you again.

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  21. Time to move out of the mud and back to civilization.
    Hope you had a great Christmas, Fran.

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  22. Merry Christmas mate. I hope you get sorted in 2018! Best of luck my friend!

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  23. Merry Christmas...and at this time of year while you're down there, if you find any small green things, pick 'em up....it could just be peas on earth

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  24. Huzzah! Nice to see a blog post from you Fran. Hope you are having a good Christmas - Best wishes for the New Year.

    Jason

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  25. Great to hear from you and here’s to a better 2018!

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  26. Great to see you have gathered enough wifi to post Fran, wasn't Ireland supposed to be green lush fields? I really should visit it someday...

    Hang on there mate we like having you grumble around! Oh and calling Ray names!

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  27. Its a long long way to Tipperary !! if you are ever venturing up north (to NI) give me a shout and we can try to arrange a game Cheers

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  28. Merry Christmas, Fran! Good to hear from you, we miss your voice!

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  29. Wishing you the best in 2018!

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  30. Happy New Year Francis! Great to hear from you. You've been missed.

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  31. I WAS wondering where you'd got to! Glad you're still alive and er, rolling about in the mud :) Happy New Year and I sure hope you get some wargaming in this year. I would like another play by play.

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  32. Here's to a better 2018 for us all!

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  33. Bit late to the party but hope you had a great Christmas and here's to an excellent new year! It's great to have you back 👍

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  34. .
    Great to see you post.
    Happy Christmas.
    Happy 2018 & boogie boogie.

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  35. Glad to see you post! Good luck in the New Year -- hope you have a great 2018!

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