Highs and LowsPosted: December 31, 2010
It is the last day of 2010, and I must admit that it has been what the Chinese would term ‘an interesting time’.
So what have been the highs and lows of the year?
Starting with the ‘lows’:
- The rapid deterioration in my father’s health and all the consequent upheaval to the life of all my family that has occurred
- The death of Paddy Griffith (a man to whom I owed so much but never had the opportunity to tell that I did)
- The continuing (and apparently never-ending) Ofsted saga at work
- My apparent inability to retire from employment (something that both my wife and I long for) due to the pressing need to pay off my house mortgage
The ‘highs’ included:
- The re-publication of Joseph Morschauser’s book
- The ‘discovery’ of H G Wells’ LITTLE WARS and Paul Wright’s FUNNY LITTLE WARS wargames rules, coupled with the decision to build at least one army by 2013 so that I can take part in the centenary celebrations of the publication of LITTLE WARS
- Attending COW2010
- Taking part in the ‘Invasion of Malta’ Megagame that was organised by Tim Gow, John Drewienkiewicz and others as a memorial to Paddy Griffith
- Attending some of the wargames fought in central London by members of the ‘Jockey’s Field Irregulars’
I hope that 2011 will have more highs than lows, and I wish all my regular blog readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year.