Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Long time no blog!

No excuse other than I took a break as work has become a little crazy and I had little to say because it had become all work and no play. I may have been hypnotised and I have only become aware that several weeks have passed me by...

Given the long hours and demands that work be completed immediately even if that means working an extra two hours with the inevitable 14 hours day, I have applied for a part time job although it will be running a team. A promotion into management but only for fifteen hours a week. Two days working will bring its own problems in managing a team but the five days off seems to be an excellent pay off for that. It is a rural team where I have worked previously and I have fond memories of working there. The views are certainly better than the artificially lit hospital wards and Emergency Centre where I currently spend most of my working life. I might also get back to cycling on my days off as my plan to cycle to work fell at the first hurdle. Commuting is fine but the frequent follow up visits necessitated my using the car. I'm nowhere fit enough to race a twenty mile round trip to see someone, discover they're not in, return to the hospital in pouring rain to ready myself for an emergency assessment. I can always find an excuse to avoid jumping back in the saddle but running myself into an early grave is certainly a valid one!

In other news the modelling continues with my inner nerd being satisfied by yet more completed models with links to the Vickers light 6 ton tank.

The Vickers Mark E in Polish colours is there on the left with (l-r) the Polish 7TP, a Russian T26, an Italian M13/40 and the M3 Stuart. All developed from or influenced by the original Vickers tank and on the far right (pun intended!) are the German Brummbar and the Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer. As I am now discovering, building the models is fine but...where to display the finished products! Loads of space but then I have to factor in four inquisitive felines with the widget having a penchant for chewing the models. I suspect I will have to have a clear out of old stuff along the lines of the Döstädning and provide space for a display cabinet. As I believe in recycling I shall enjoy visiting a few second hand shops or car boot sales for the cabinet...there may also be models and books for sale!
All in all it is business as usual here in the catto household.


Blogger Scoakat said...

Nice to hear from you again! Yes, it has been some time but I'm guilty of blog absence, as well.

I've gotten into the Narrow Dog book you recommended. I'm at the part they just crossed the channel. It took a bit to get used to the writing style, and some of the vernacular may go over my head, but I still find it pleasurable. Thanks!

10:52 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

You're welcome.
I bought his book about travelling in the USA by narrow boat. I've added it to the pile I bought over the summer and there are a lot of books!

6:12 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

Brilliant cat pic!

10:15 am  

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