Friday, January 01, 2021

      Happy New Year! 

Hopefully a better year ahead for us all although my opening to the new year consisted of clearing up where the smallest cat missed the litter tray! I sincerely hope this is not a harbinger of things to come. She's been somewhat naughty in that she was in the bedroom the other night so we left the door open to allow her to get to her litter tray. We don't ordinarily allow the cats in the bedroom at night because they wake us up at all hours for attention. Mindy clambered on top of us and then she decided to pee all over Sue. All hell broke loose! Cat flying off down the stairs pursued by Sue shouting at her, bedding changed but both of us wide awake and it must have showed because at work someone commented I looked very rough. However, all now settled and serene and the holiday 'celebrations' now done and dusted. Again, I am just glad to have a few days off before I return to working in an area that is lock downed in Tier 4. I'll find out what that means for face to face visits but I think we will be back to telephone contacts only except for urgent or crisis visits. Happily we get to define urgent according to clinical need and most of my caseload has had urgent visits. One excellent start to the new year is that the troublesome party who returned to the team walked out again yesterday, for reasons so far unknown. With another colleague leaving after next week we are again very short staffed. I guess my desire to move to part time working will be on hold for some time to come but I am ok with that. Based on the past year who knows what this coming year holds for us so I'll happily plod on with my work.

This is the progress so far on the M3 Stuart Honey and it took some extra work as the large decals would not sit right. I masked off the areas and painted in the red and white markings. Clear coated them and then this morning I touched up the camouflage areas where the white paint leaked into. I finally brush painted a matt coat all over including the figure and that is now drying off. There is some chipping but I kept it to a minimum. I decided to leave the oil paints off and I will opt for using pastels to represent dust and sand but I do have the oil pin wash to do to accentuate the rivets and recesses. I am pleased with it so far and I would like to put it in a diorama but space is the issue and one I will have to address this coming year. There are umpteen completed builds on shelves around the house but with the cats using some of the shelves I am running out of space. My plan is once the damp course is completed and we redecorate, I can build some new shelves in and place the builds there. I did shock Sue when I stated the joy of this hobby is the building and display only plays a small part for me as the completed builds are essentially worthless to most people.

All in all a quiet and peaceful holiday and I am looking forward to a quiet weekend before I return to the shenanigans next week.I hope you all have a happy and safe new year.



Blogger Scoakat said...

Cat drama! My wife complains about the cats sleeping on her and waking her early - every day. They tend to leave me alone in bed.

Happy New Year to you and Sue!

6:29 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

It's definitely the process not the product. Builds and life.

I'm amused by the annoying colleague's swift departure. I suspect s/he will be attempting to victimise someone for 'bullying' in the not too distant future...

Happy New year!

7:41 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Thank you folks and I hope the slide into the new year was a smooth one. Let's see what awaits us in 2021, all good I hope.

Yes BW, we will see what happens next in this drama and I don't doubt accusations will be made.

9:13 am  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

The last individual I knew of who behaved like that got £18K as a payoff to stop her going to a Tribunal. Meanwhile, those who had endured her nonsense ended up feeling as if they were responsible (which they weren't).

I really hope that one positive outcome of being free of the EU (and, eventually, a lot of its stupid legislation) will be to stop such stupid nonsense in the future.

1:29 pm  

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