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VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
http://volleyfiresupplydepot.blogspot.com/

I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.

http://volleyfireoverseas.blogspot.com/

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Taking the Leith River walk with Tima in Stockbridge a old section of Edinburgh

Taking the Leith River walk with Tima in Stockbridge a old section of Edinburgh





















Tima calling to the heron on the river







Skittles at The Sheep Heid Inn & Pub in Edinburgh in May

On Queen Victoria Day, Tima and I went with some friends to a little Pub and played Skittles in spite of her bad leg she was a real trooper and her first roll was a ten pin knock down - not bad for a gimp with a bad leg. Of course she wasn't doing cartwheels. But gave it her best shot. Course she took pictures of me from behind - my best feature I suppose.

The First roll of the Evening

the blurring ten pin knock down

the supreme moment of her triumphant start - clearly she is a professional skittles bowler
Savoring her moment in the spotlight

A humorous moment brings a smile

















Finally getting tired



Apparently this is the only picture she took of me i could find


the Final score to a perfect day 325 to 325

Dinner afterwards was great as well as the desert we had at "bella italy" at the spur of the moment.

Rosslyn Chapel of Devinci Code fame In mid April 2011

One Sunday I was able to talk Tima to go on a trip to Rosslyn Chapel south of Edinburgh.





A Cemetary near Haymarket train Station on Sunday
Cemetary entrance

A few markers and the road


headstones on the ground


More Markers



A church near the cemetary as seen across the cemetary rock wall


Tima on Sunday near Haymarket Station



On the bus we had to take several buses to get to Rosslyn Chapel
Local Pub and B& B in Rosslyn
Courtyard of Rosslyn Chapel


Exterior of Rosslyn Chapel







The Number 15 Bus to take us home
TIma




A humorous moment on the ride home


At Bella Italy Restaurant (off Princes Street) for dinner after Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle as seen from the Street - Tima took this picture