Tuesday, June 09, 2015

200 followers!


I looked at all the 200 followers graphics on the internet and they were all awful so here, instead is Miss Carol Willis, the 200th Playboy Playmate (July 1970).  And why not?   Her only connection to military matters is that she is part Cherokee, which is quite enough for my purposes.     


Well, much to my surprise I reached 200 followers yesterday thanks to Mr Julian Hill, although I cannot link to his blog as Blogger tells me he does not exist, so he may be a phantom or it may be Blogger playing up again. Anyway, I will happily count it and I hope he is a real person.  If so, thank you for following.  I am very aware, that unlike more polite people, I do not thank those who choose to follow my blog.  This is because it would be invidious to start doing so now when I haven't thanked people in the past, so I have decided to treat everyone equally and be rude to them all.  Perhaps he came via Facebook, as I have had a few more followers to the blog since I joined that.  Oddly, there is a road I pass, near Brooklands, on the way to Weybridge called Julian Hill.  




It's not quite two years since I reached 100 followers and just over  a year since I reached 150.  Having people follow the blog does make me want to post regularly and also, as a consequence, does get me to try to paint something at least once in a while.  I haven't done much painting lately, due to work issues but I have just got a new job and will be employed, rather than self employed once more.  I enjoyed the freedom of being self employed but the money was inconsistent, to say the least. Now, although I won't be earning as much, I will have things like a pension, sick pay and holidays!  It's still an internationally focussed role and there will be some (although not too much) international travel.  The only bad thing is that I will have to become a commuter again!  




I will now be able to do a bit more painting without the Old Bat nagging me about getting a proper job.  She will probably just nag me to mow the lawn instead.  Oh, how I hate gardening.  I am making progress on the Wargames Foundry Hydra and a Lucid Eye cavegirl is close to being finished too, so maybe this weekend I will actually get some figures up on the painted list.  For the next few days I am giving a course in London so won't have much time.  I might do a bit of basing in the evenings as I want to get my other Lucid Eye figures (above) on the go.

34 comments:

  1. Legatus Hedlius, Vale from Isla Longus in Novo York,

    Your choice of eye catching photos is highly commendable. She reminds me of the Gallic woman late of the Imperator's "acquaintance."

    I noticed that you have a small box of small lead figures at the end of your post. There are several figures there that would make a fine addition to the collection of Amazons I'm raising. Which company made these?

    Please keep up the outstanding work!

    Salve,

    Gerardus Magnus

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    1. Those are the Lucid Eye Amazons from their Savage Core range.

      http://arcanesceneryandmodels.co.uk/product-category/lucid-eye/

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  2. Not sure that mowing the lawn counts as gardening. More along the lines of household maintenance. I think you need to subcontract it out to the local entrepreneurial youth. Stimulate the economy, and whatnot.

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    1. I'm sure my son would do it in exchange for pizzas.

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  3. Congrats on #200

    and...

    Congratulations on the NEW JOB...you obviously overcame the last hurdle mentioned last week !

    See you soon

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  4. Congrats on the milestone and the new job :)

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  5. Congrats on both the follower milestone and the new gig - perhaps the commute will not seem so bad. Best of luck and play nice with your new associates - well as nice as you can!

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    1. One and half hours each way. Such a waste of time! Should get more books read, though!

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  6. Congratulations! Why do I think this is a veiled post on the number of special friends you have? No matter more painted figures is something to look forward to. Becoming a commuter again I feel for you.

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    1. Don't mind getting up earlier in the summer but not looking forward to the winter!

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  7. Congratulations on all the followers. But more importantly, I hope your new post goes well and meets your expectations.

    Best wishes!

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    1. I'm going to have to learn a lot. Good for my brain.

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  8. Legatus
    I'll just add my congratulations on your 200 follower milestone. You are always an entertaining read but I think having a few half dressed ladies adorning a military blog does attract the right sort of chap :-) I daresay mine would be a shadow without the Hussarettes constantly attracting daily page visits. Keep doing the research into the female form, it will stave off having to need the pension....
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It will be interesting to see if Miss Willis has an impact on my usual hit rate!

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  9. Congrats on new job and followers, I recently joined my own blog to make sure the counter worked, now it's stuck on 19 instead of 18!

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  10. Congrats on 200 and your new job. :D

    Ms. Willis was quite the looker, I wish Playboy would feature more women that aren't Blondes.

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    1. He does indeed, and Blondes are attractive, but I like some variety when I look. :)

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  11. Congratulations, LH, on your blog milestone and your new job. Are you sure "David Hill" isn't your wife?

    Best wishes

    Giles

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    1. She can't even operate the TV let alone set up a lhantom blog account.

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  12. I'm real thanks very Much. I am just finding my way round at the moment so my blog is not up & running yet I hope to have it going in the next week or so. I've being gaming for over 30 years & like to many periods really. Very proud to be your 200th follower.

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    1. Delighted to have you as a follower and look forward to following you blog in turn.

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  13. I'm real thanks. Very proud to be your 200th follower love the page. I hope to have my blog up & running in a week or so & your photo of the road will be on their.
    Julian

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  14. Well done. Must be all these fabulous posts you keep entertaining us with. Looking forward to seeing more painted minis :D

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  15. Congratulations on this achievement and on your new employment. May both blog and job prosper!

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