Saturday, 30 December 2017

Happy New Year!

I'm currently sitting here scoffing chocolate like there's no tomorrow and contemplating the amount I have been drinking over the last few days... (it's the holidays right...!?!).

And I got to thinking and reflecting on the year gone (Where has it gone by the way!?!) I was beginning to think I hadn't done much other than work -> train -> eat -> sleep -> repeat, but then I thought a little more....

Actually I've gotten away a few times this year....

Palmy North (RNZAF 75th Anniversary) - great time with many memories from student days in Palmy....

Blenheim (Classic Fighters) - great time as always, but some added spice of storms raging around the rest of the country

Queenstown - Lads weekend.... who knew that I could still go out clubbing until 4am...!?!?!

And then it was Japan! A most unexpected, but fantastic opportunity & trip.

On the gaming front... some changes to training times allowed me to lock in Friday night gaming. I think I'm still unbeaten.... ;-) Plus we all got the Napoleonic bug baaaaaddd - helps when a couple of the guys have some awesome looking forces (unless it was all the rum and red wine..... :-) )!

But what's more, we even got a club started with an inaugural meet just before the year ended!

Painting wise.... very little really except for these bad boys -

What else has this year brought, well training wise the first half was good - many PB's were broken, but winter colds, work & time away kinda mean everything has dropped off. Fair bit of re-building fitness, strength and confidence needed from the start of 2018. The signs are looking good though and I gotta get Lifting Squad!

What else... well, work is work. Still full on, but to be honest I don't think I'd really want it quiet. There's certainly no signs of it calming down for some time yet!

All in all, a pretty good year really. First full year in my own place and plenty of good times with good mates (old & new).

Roll on 2018. Let's see what you've got! :-)

Happy New Year all!

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