A Nice Christmas Was Had

Well this post is basically about Christmas, and it was nice, not the best one ever, but a really good one.

And like all Christmas’s, it’s real downer was no Megan, and it second downer was I got ill on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Christmas Eve was popping to Greggs for stotties, then hitting Sainsbury’s for Dream Topping for the triffle and finally a visit to see a nephew for his birthday.

On the day itself, me and Lindsay went and saw some of our nephews first thing to give them their presents and that was hectic, I mean it was crazy, the middle childa face was just pure sticky with sweets!

Then we headed back to ours to make Christmas dinner, which this year was turkey, gammon cooked with whiskey and orange, roast potatoes, roast spiced winter veg (parsnips, leeks, carrots, onion) and for those that liked it, red cabbage with sultanas cooked in red wine, and Brussel sprouts fried with roast chestnuts and a touch of nutmeg.

We were joined for dinner by Paul and Mary who made for lively company, and then we opened presents.

I was lucky enough to get Horrified from my BGT&CUK Secret Santa, Sloppity Bilepiper and Shazam from Lindsay, a Slytherin travel mug and water bottle from Mary and a sack of stuff from Paul, oh and the obligatory Lynx Africa set.

I’d previously gotten The Grizzled and Sushi Go Party from my Board Game Geek Secret Santa.

I then had a two hour nap to try and feel better, which worked enough to allow me to play a game of Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary, which I was one train laid away from winning!

The Lindsay went to her grandads whilst I continued to recover and this was my Boxing Day as well, I was simply too ill to do anything but lie down at home.

Anyway the next few days I was much better, not that much happened, Lindsay went back to work on Friday and Megan came home Saturday.

Sunday I have the long gaming day at Durham Raiders and then we open our presents with Megan in Monday.

What I Am Modelling

I started off with the Blood Ravens Primaris Lieutenants of which I had six to paint, one from Dark Imperium, one from Wake The Dead, one from Shadowspear, the 500th Store one, the Reiver one and Lieutenant Amulius.

Then I painted up the Contemptor-Galatius for my Legio Custodes which completes my 1000 point force for Zone Mortalis.

Then I painted an Officio Prefectus Commissar and Severina Raine for my Millitarium Tempestus.

And finally whilst doing those I also worked on three commissars for Niki’s Death Korps of Krieg army.

I now have Mollog’s Mob and a couple of Foetid Bloat-Drones on my desk, after those are finished, my painting plan looks like this.

  1. Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad and Quartermaster
  2. Ylthari’s Guardians
  3. Plagueburst Crawler
  4. Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad
  5. Blood a Ravens Supressors
  6. Death Guard Rhinos
  7. Blood Ravens Infiltrators
  8. Death Korps of Krieg Engineers and Hades Breaching Drill
  9. Ultramarines Vollite Culverin Heavy Support Squad
  10. Millitarium Tempestus Scions and Taurox Prime

What I Am Reading

Haven’t read much these past few days, bar White Dwarf.

I have listened to a few audios however, I bought and listened to Morningstar, which was good, but I wasn’t quite sure what the story was about apart from Magnus admitting to wrong doing, it was good just not sure what the intent was.

I listened to Wardens of the Everqueen, and I will be honest, it wasn’t great, it felt like they didn’t let the author read the previous stories in this arc, and there were lots of inconsistencies, such as dead characters being alive again, and it felt like this could have been done in a novella instead of a novel.

Plus it dropped too many things and then didn’t explore them, like the Seraphon, I mean they apparently did something, we just don’t know what.

What I Am Playing

I had the aforementioned game of Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary and a few hours on Fallout 4, but not a lot really.

What I Am Backing

Still just Car Wars Sixth Edition which continues to knock down stretch goals, currently it’s doing ok, we are getting an extra play mat now and lots more cards.

What I Am Cooking

Well I actually helped a lot with Christmas dinner, I mean I prepared most of it, but Lindsay helped a lot.

It was a big job and very scary and I think I am done with cooking for a little bit now because that was terrifying.

I also helped Lindsay cook dirty rice when Megan got home for tea.

What I Am Spending

Pretty much nowt, as a household, we added £25 to our Nintendo e-store account, so that when we open the Switch in Monday we have money to download some games we want.

I did manage to get to Games Workshop on Christmas Eve so I was able to grab the couple of paints I needed for the Death Korps of Krieg.