Friday, 21 December 2012

Still Here!

Well today is nearly over and the world is still here - I guess we get Christmas afterall! Stupid Mayans, what did they know anyway?
So, while Mrs RC and Number One Son discuss their views on the practicalities of gun control in the USA, I will grab the laptop and do a longer post than my last one.
The town Christmas Tree has got some more decorations.  A bit messy, but at least people are showing that they care. 
Very Charlie Brown, IMO!  Apparently we have been promised a REALLY REAL good tree next year...
And today was not just the day that the world was supposed to end, it was also Custard's 7th birthday!

Look at that handsome chap!  I snapped this as he waited for his birthday chews.  Bryn and Frou Frou were also treated, of course and seemed to enjoy the day too.
We are all ready for Christmas now - I am relaxing on the sofa, typing this and sipping a glass of wine.  Oooh Yeah.  I have been waiting for this! [slurp]
Oh, before I go, here are some photos of a wargame I played last night - Egyptians against Hittites, using a friend's brand new, professionally painted armies.  I was Hittites and scraped a victory, after luckily killing the Pharoah.
The Hitites storming past a pyramid.

The armies close.

Having ripped through the centre of my army, these Egyptian Chariots pick on my poor foot sloggers.  At this point I thought I had lost the game, but a lucky hit killed the Pharoah soon after this was taken and the Egyptians lost heart. Of course, in true Egyptian style they would soon be pretending that this defeat was actually a glorious victory (the Anciet Egyptians seeming to have invented "spin"...)
Have a great Christmas if I am not back for a few days!


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Riot Kitty said...

A very handsome chap indeed!

Love your spam. All I get is offers for single, hot Russian women.

agg79 said...

Dude. Looks like you got hacked with the loanmeiester spam. Hate when that happens. Hey anonymous - quit being a tosser.

Good to see the tree taking shape. Now that everyone is home, I hope you are enjoying a great holiday!

ShadowRun300 said...

The tree DOES look a little better. I'm sure it feels loved!
Hope you have a great Christmas as well! Enjoy the family! :)

Abby said...

I love how the community rallied around the mutt tree. There's a Christmas story for you!

Happy Birthday to Custard! It's probably he that saved the world!

lotta joy said...

Custard is such a dignified animal. By the way, those soldiers or yours aren't actually carrying weapons, are they.

terri said...

Happy Birthday, Custard! Looking good! Sounds like there was a great canine celebration.

wigsf3 said...

Ancient civilizations at war. Very awesome. Me likey.

agg79 said...

The tree is definitely coming along. Nothing like a little community shame to bring out the holiday spirit!

And happy birthday, Custard, you old dog!