Monday, 28 May 2012


In contrast to the previous weekend, this weekend was just about perfect.

Wonderful weather was a good start, of course, but everything else seemed to be excellent too.  Trimming my dad's hedge was the first job, but he had a electric trimmer that just made it fun rather than hard work.

The new tent went up really easily and we can't wait to try it for real.  Custard got all excited when he saw it - he loves going camping, I guess it is the sort of outdoor life he is made for.  Unless it is the daily trips to the butchers that really does it for him.  Either way, he loved the new tent.

Had a great barbeque on Sunday too.  The weather was blazing hot and we had far too much food.  We had pork chops, sausages and spicey chicken wings.  It was the wings that did it - we totally under estimated the number of wings in each pack, but who can complain about that, eh?

I also got some time playing guitar - I hope to get some songs written down in the coming months.  They vary in style - old fashioned heavy rock (surprise surprise), a power ballad, a really gloomy one or two and even an Irish jig that has been rattling in my head for years (literally!).  It will be good to get them nailed down, maybe even recorded!  Who knows?

I have also been re-vamping some of my toy soldiers for games set in King Arthur's Britain.  These will be fun, watch out for photos and stories of Arthur defending his realm...


While looking for a video for my comment on Abby's blog, I found this - with the Euro 2012 soccer tournament coming up, I think it is perfect...


agg79 said...

Too much food, great weather, pre-camping prep, some guitar time, and a little time to work on the soldiers. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me. I'd like to see some pics of the new tent. And an Irish jig on the bass?

And I've always been a fan of Michael Palin.

CiCi said...

Eight Bloody One. I wish I could tear things apart like that sometimes. Ha.

So glad you had time to play guitar and eat lots of delicious grilled food. I know you love your hobby of soldiers.

It is Bloody Hot here today.

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - the 8 string bass is pretty good for a jig, but I would probably play it on a normal guitar. Palin was has always been my favorite Python.

CiCi - No, don't try wrecking your cute little house! Bloody Hot here too!

ShadowRun300 said...

Bloody hot here too! :)
Your weekend sounds like it was perfect! I'd like to see the tent. We used to camp a lot, but got tired of the hassle of a camper. We've talked about getting a tent... just haven't done it yet. Maybe yours would spark some incentive!
Interested, as always, in hearing some more of your tunes.

terri said...

Glad you had such a great weekend! And you can never have too many wings. Too much food just means good leftovers for a few days!

Can't wait to see the new soldiers and hear some of these home-brewed songs of yours!

Rock Chef said...

Terri - True - leftovers don't tend to last long in our house.