Friday, 21 May 2010

Friday Ramblings

So, Friday is upon us once more!

Thanks for the comments to my last post, I am glad to see that I seem to have captured at least a bit of my FIL's character.

So, a bit of catching up now!

I spent a bit of time last year working on some maps for a book about a nearby town:

This is the first time I have been asked for a quote for a press release...

The photos of the road works that made me late for work: I got a reply from the local newspaper! They have chased up the story and will include it next week. If I track it down I might post a scan if it is worth the effort.

Summer is really here now - outside it is blazing sunshine with just a small breeze. The last couple of days I have spent my lunch breaks sitting in the Cathedral gardens with a guitar and headphones soaking up the sun. Yesterday I wrote a song and today I worked on a guitar solo to go with it. I seem to have hit a really creative patch right now and hope to get a few more songs nailed down before it ends.

The guy that I met in Hastings has posted his own photos of the day on Facebook - they are public so you should be able to see them:

As you can see, he had just as much fun as I did, and we are now planning to do it again at another battlefield - Barnet where there was a battle in 1471 during the Wars of the Roses. The nurdiness continues!

Have a great weekend!


terri said...

Wow, John! Your own press release! That is SO cool! You should be very proud.

I love this post! It gives us a real-life glimpse of you and your talents.

I really love the little soldiers - all those colors and the different gear they wear. That would be a great way to teach history. I was never a history buff, but would definitely be more interested if I could learn by painting soldiers and playing the war games. Maybe I should start doing that! :-)

Teresa said...

I loved those pictures!! Made me laugh and I'm thinking the same thing as Terri in that it sounds like a FANTASTIC way to teach history...and to do it on the actual site is simply amazing!! I'm looking forward to your post telling us all "how" to play your game. :)

Rock Chef said...

Terri - There are teachers who use wargames to teach history, but not many. Glad you enjoyed the post!

Teresa - I will have to get that post done - please nag if I don't!