Monday, 21 February 2011

Weekend...

Worked at a Uni Open Day on Saturday, which is always fun but exhausting.  The parents seem to be far more concerned about what is going on than their children are!

Yesterday was a busy day as we tried to get a whole weekend out of one day.  Good fun, but again a tiring day!

I do get a day off later on for working in Saturday.  Planning to make this next Monday - Mrs RC's birthday!  Not making plans to go out for dinner or anything - these plans always go wrong, so we just see how things pan out.

So now back at work and Monday hit me like a sledgehammer - but undaunted I fought back and have made a massive dent in the work that was waiting for me.  Main task ahead is to refresh my long neglected VisualBasic skills by Thursday...

The next assignment has reared its ugly head.  In this one we have been given a wide choice of topic, an approach also known as "giving them enough rope to hang themselves".  My chosen topic?  The geopolitics of Afghanistan and its neighbours, especially Pakistan and India.  Oh yes, I am going for the big one!  It will either be a splendid success or a total failure!  Either way it will be fun to do, which is what I want when all the dust settles.  Starting off with a timeline for the region, looking at the rise and fall of the various empires of the region, the arrival of the British, leading to more recent events...

I have started painting a new set of soldiers.  They have been sitting in boxes for several years but I am now determined to get them done.  They are medieval Lithuanians, barbarians of the north ready to fight the equally barbaric Teutonic Knights who I will be able to field if I repaint a few knights.  I have got some very fancy plans, involving snowy scenery, pine forests, frozen rivers, clusters of wooden huts, etc. Hope I find the time to do it!

So, the week is on!  Monday is over already!  Hope I can take the pace!

6 comments:

terri said...

Wow! Things have suddenly become very busy for you! Now this next assignment? The topic makes my head spin, but I know you find that stuff fascinating, so I'm sure your completed assignment will be a huge success!

Great idea to take the day off for Mrs. RC's birthday. She'll love having the extra time with you, and I'm sure whatever comes of the day, you'll both enjoy it!

TechnoBabe said...

your assignment topic sounds interesting. I look forward to hearing more as you work on it.

Margaret Benbow said...

The set of soldiers you're painting, the "medieval...barbarians of the north," sound fascinating. I hope you post photos on your blog when they're painted and in the field. Great!

Shrinky said...

Blimey, nothing like being ambitious on that assignment front! Lovely you can take the day out on Mrs. RC's birthday, whatever you do I'm sure it'll be special. Looking forward to seeing your new armies.

Cinner said...

All sounds interesting. Happy birthay to Mrs. RC, Take care and good luck with your week.

Scott said...

That's an excellent idea! I don't know how it is in the U.K., but most American adults don't know their history or geography--and don't care that they don't know!