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Friday, 28 November 2014


When I walked my wife to her piano lesson I popped in at The Walnut Tree, had a cup of coffee and wrote about 200 words. Cut out and sewed another leg and modeled a FSH base to work on. Also got my Victorian 28mm miniatures from Australia. They got here quicker than parcels posted in England!!!

Today's joke is:

"I want a ticket round the world."

"One way?"

BMW, just thought I'd mention it...

Thursday, 27 November 2014


I managed to write nearly 150 words today at my brother-in-law's garage. I have also sewed up the other pair of trousers and cut out another half. I am planning to try to complete a full figure's dress on Saturday so that I can use it for the frontispiece on Sunday.

A baker is a man who has his fingers in many pies!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Today I bought another two Action Men and a Max Steel from the charity shop in Haxby. I now have enough figures for the tableaux. I have nearly sewed another pair of trousers. I will need to get at least one figure completely ready for Sunday, that's when the first bit goes on my blog!

Today's joke is:

The chief cause of all divorces is matrimony!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Today I bought some latex rubber. I will re sculpt the Foreign Service Helmet then cover it in latex. I also priced up some resin glue that I will try to cast it out of.

Today's joke is:

"I will call my mount Radish, then I can say, 'Look, there's my horse Radish!'"

Monday, 24 November 2014


Made no time to do any writing today. I wrote two sentences of planning. Yesterday I sewed some more trousers for my Action Man. I was given a joke, but I'll put it on tomorrow.

Friday, 21 November 2014


Today I typed in about 500 words and wrote just over 150. Martin also helped me a little with the bathroom puns. Looked for Italeri miniatures at P & S and the Perry miniatures in Boyes. Found out that Games Workshop had discontinued the Praetorian guard about 6 years ago.

Today's joke is:

How can you get four suits for a pound coin?
Buy a deck of cards.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Four pairs of short

So I did no writing today, I was too busy and things. Did get my Action Man boots though from the main post office. I have five pairs of long boots and four pairs of short.

Four pairs of short sounds a bit like Sid the dwarf and his twin brother meeting themselves at least three times while time travelling!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Sat down for about 5 minutes at my brother-in-law's garage and wrote about 20 words and also tried to figure out how chapter 3 is going to start. My son's garage tent came today, to protect his Volkswagen from the weather. I helped him get it to the garage but let him ring me when he wanted help with it. The roof is now protecting the car!

Today's joke is:

Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Jacket Arm

I typed in about 300 words today and finished the end of chapter 2 at Starbucks in Monk’s Cross. I was planning to type in 1,000 words but have not done so far. Maybe I woke up too late.

Last night I sewed a jacket arm on (nearly.)

Today’s joke is:

Teacher: "What is the future tense of the statement: 'I had killed a thief'?"
Student: "You will go to jail."

Monday, 17 November 2014


I sewed up the tunic bodice, cut out two arms and sewed one together. I also wrote 250 words while I was waiting for my wife at a piano lesson. I have decided I will get just two costumes made up and use two figures for the initial rough cover. I'll make the rest over Christmas.

Today's joke is:

I hate Russian dolls, they're so full of themselves!

Saturday, 15 November 2014


I managed to write about 100 words today. Also walked into town and bought some red and green cloth for my British soldier tunics. Played Coup today and enjoyed it, also a bit of Love Letter.

People must think I'm Coup Coup playing so many games!

Thursday, 13 November 2014


So I managed to write 500 words today, which pleased me. I also re read what I wasn't happy with the other day and decided to keep it as it was. That makes about 2,000 words of chapter 2.

Today's joke is:

Don't you hate it when someone answers their own questions? I do.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Back Pocket

I didn't do any writing today. I did fold up and put in my back pocket the bit I had done the other day, in case I got a chance to work on it, but I never.

Hopefully I'll be able to do about 500 words tomorrow.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


I typed in nearly 700 words today. Had a bad nights sleep last night because of the bad review. Shattered all day and had to go to bed earlier for a few hours. I feel a bit better now. You can't please all of the people some of the time.

Today's joke is:

The other day, I went to KFC. I didn't know Kentucky had a football club.

Monday, 10 November 2014


Well it seems as though I rubbed someone up the wrong way. When somebody doesn't get your jokes but is polite enough to continue talking to you then gives you a bad review it is really a shellshocker.

I did write about 300 words today but it is not very funny (even WITH my sense of humour.) I'll have to work on it a bit tomorrow when I will also try to type in about 1,000 words.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Play area

No writing today, well just a little, a bit of planning. We had the grandkids all day until quite late. And we didn't go for a coffee or to a play area so no time there.

Today's joke is:

A disciple went to his master and said, "I have served you faithfully for ten years. Now I have a wish: give me something to eat which will never end." 

His master said, "Here, have some chewing gum!"

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Resistance

I bought The Resistance board game today, to play tomorrow, hopefully! While I was in town I looked at some Italeri miniatures. I was told they will be getting some more in next week. At Waitrose I wrote just over 200 words. I hope it's funny enough.

Today's joke is:

Lazy People Fact #5812672793
You were too lazy to read that number.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


I managed to write 200 words today in Waitrose. I am just finishing a bit of sewing on my tunic. I did scout for red material today, and though I couldn't find any red Melton I did find some fine cloth in Boye's (or as they say in York, Boyes's!)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Change the pattern

I stayed in for something today and so planned to sew my Victorian Action costume. I sewed up the shoulders and one side. I then started on the collar. It sort of works but now I've sewed it it's too short. I am going to have to change the pattern for the rest of the tunics I'll be making.

Today's joke is:

I have kleptomania. But when it gets really bad, I take something for it.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Action Man

On Sunday I bought 3 Action Man/action figures. I then started to make and finished today a pair of black trousers. I have also started work on a red tunic. the trousers look OK but the tunic looks a bit dodgy so far. I also managed to write about 400 words of TEABAG.

Saturday, 1 November 2014


Today I wrote about 100 words of TEABAG, some at my daughter's and some at my friend's. I also typed in about 200 words of chapter one and sent it to myself as an email. I shall not be doing the NANOWRIMO this year although I still need to write the third KENDRA book. I'll try to write 500 words of TEABAG a day though.

Today's joke is:

I totally understand how batteries feel because I’m rarely ever included in things either.