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Falling (SERIOUSLY) behind


So much for making this blog a daily routine -- it's been too easy to let even a 3-minute daily commitment slip. So here is my quick attempt at a catch-up. When last I wrote, the world was gripped in snow and ice. Here we are a fortnight later and it's relatively warm.

"It's TOO COLD daddy"

(Not much) Room on the broom

This past weekend we visited a new place. Anglers Country Park, near Wakefield. Nice playground, nice book-themed wooden sculptures, otherwise this is just a fairly unexceptional walk around a lake. The boys enjoyed it a lot - that's good enough for me, I guess.

Shamreyev Rebuild


The reconstruction of my old degree show project has reached a point where I can cast it off into the great folder of pending work in the cloud(s). I've already moved back to the long-term project of building a ship or two from Chuck Gannon's books -- probably the Andrew Bolton-class ship that appeared at the beginning of my nearly disused Lightmage blog.

Tonight


Far Cry 5! Horrah. There's always a buzz of excitement when beginning a big new open-world game.


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Saturday:
We took the boys took the boys to Rother Valley Park, given that it has a mini train line, a pretty good playground, and some handsome man-made lakes. It took me back to my occasional attempts at windsurfing, many years ago.



Sunday:
Clara took Noah to George's birthday party, at Castaway Cove. I took Leo to the swimming baths, which he barely tolerated. Leo: "Don't like! Don't LIKE!"

Sketches:
I completed another round of ship drawings, deciding on the depiction of the Andrew Bolton-class Cruiser, along with its Gordon-class sloops.






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