Saturday, July 06, 2019

Late night, darts on the gogglebox, beers to hand and I feel mellow after an extremely busy week at work which ended with a ten hour day today. I don’t learn as first in and last out but a full day off now earned for a day off later this month. We are still trying to find a plumber; why is it so hard to find one who will answer your calls and then turn up to do the job? I’ll spend tomorrow chasing it up in between gardening and modelling. Speaking of which...

The finished product, an Amiot 143 circa May 1940 during the first battle of France. I start tomorrow on a fb group build which has modellers world wide taking part. There is a prize but for me it is the fun element and the shared experience, banter and learning from each other. I have this kit ready for the build and the paints I ordered arrived today.

It will be a challenge to achieve a good paint job but I am keen to meet the challenge and I am also astonished by the paint scheme. I have joined a Spanish Civil War model group on fb so I get to practice Spanish language skills as well. They invited me to join after I posted a picture of the Republican I-16 and my reading of a concise history of the Spanish Civil War. I found the latter quite sad and depressing to read and I am left thinking aren’t politicians absolute shits. Back in the thirties and again today.
As for work, I am enjoying it and yes, with the promotion I have acquired work commensurate to my promotion but I was largely doing the work already. However, yet another doctor is leaving and we are again in deep schtuck. We are apparently a rich nation yet there is no money or resources for our team and it is the same nationwide. I’d say why? But I know the answer already and so much needs to change with a focus on people and society. I and my colleagues work an average 37 1/2 hours per week yet the reality is that we generally put in 42+ hours per week just to keep things ticking over. It still isn’t enough yet we work with good humour, lots of venting off steam, coffee and far too many cakes and chocolate to keep us fuelled for the daily travails.

Update: I wrote this last night on the iPad but it became stuck! I suspect it's because it is an 'old' iPad and I have no plans to replace it despite built in obsolescence. It was raining this morning so I started on the new build which included a spill of my home made sprue goo (glue with sprue plastic added to it to fill gaps) so some clean up work of the kit required tomorrow.



Anonymous Blue Witch said...

Enjoy the builds.

I continue to wonder when things will get better - and what it will take to achieve this.

7:59 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

I don't think things will improve until there is a major political change and that's what worries me. Another financial crash perhaps bigger than the last and then may the gods help us!

12:48 pm  

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