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.