I had an absolute ball today with this little old project of mine.
First though, I went swimming with my youngest daughter. She’s seven and a complete nutcase haha. We had fun doing different jumps off the side of the pool. I also took to throwing her in the water and the further and higher I threw her the more she giggled haha. After our swim I got her a hot chocolate from the shop and while we were waiting for it another dad and his son came walking past us. The little boy asked his dad if he could get a hot chocolate? His dad said no because he’d left his wallet in the car. Hearing this little transaction, my daughter asked me, quietly, “how did the dad pay to get in then?” Hahaha. She doesn’t miss a beat this kid. Clearly the dad just didn’t want to buy a hot chocolate but I told my daughter that some dads aren’t as nice as me haha.
Alright so I’m quite pleased with what I achieved today and more ideas came to me as I worked.
Firstly, I built the lean-to workshop. Yes it’s meant to look ramshackle.
As you can, no doubt, tell I’m having a great deal of fun with this project BUT I have a very busy week ahead of me with work. What does that mean? Well… I won’t have five hours in one go to spend on it like I did today. However I do plan on chipping away most evenings on it. I have so much more to do.
In other news, I published episode 48 of Imperial Rebel Ork Podcast today and it’s a tough one as it’s about racism in our beloved hobby. I was shocked and saddened to hear that such an ugly thing had reared its head in our hobby and felt compelled to talk about it. I try to keep the podcast light, fun and even a little silly but this one is the opposite. I was careful but blunt. You can find my podcast on Spotify, iTunes, stitcher and other places. Just Google “Imperial Rebel Ork Podcast” and you’ll find it.
One more thing, thank you to everyone’s kind comments on my last post in regards to the passing of my Grandma. The weird thing, to me, is that I’m a bloke who doesn’t talk too much about “feelings”. It’s that old cliche I guess but I just don’t. However there I was pouring it all out on social media. I guess, in a way, it’s like talking to a stranger. We are all blogger buddies of course but at the same time there’s a detachment. Anyway, thank you all very much for reading and commenting.