Saturday, 29 March 2014

Where Has This Week Gone!

Have you ever got to the end of the week to find that very little has been crossed off your "To Do List" that you made at the beginning of the week? Well....this has been one of those weeks for me.

I'm not really complaining though, as the reason has been that ALL of my offspring descended on me unexpectedly last weekend and two of them extended their stay...which was lovely!! It rarely happens as they all live in different places....two of them living way up north! So we have made the most of our "family" time together.

I happened to drop in the conversation to one of them a while ago that I shall not be around on "Mothering Sunday" as I will be taking a trip with me old mate Robin up to Miniatura. So I was not expecting to see them at all for a while...which made it even more special.   

 As our next workshop is less than a month away now, we have the mammoth task of putting kits together in preparation....hence one of our tasks at Miniatura tomorrow is to pick up a huge bundle of wood from Wood Supplies stand. With 16 kits to put together means that just on the old console tables alone, there are 64 legs to cut, 80 separate spacers I need to get cracking!

Here is the same old console table in 1/12th and 1/24th scales, side by side. These are just one tiny part of our "Round The Back Of The Old Gardener's Cottage Workshop"  project that we are now preparing for.
 If you ever need wood for a miniature project then I can highly recommend Wood Supplies...they do mail order and are extremely helpful. I have been using their wood for literally years:   

Large German Mantle Clock Available On The Antique & Vintage Living/Dining Room Page

By the way, all you UK readers.....don't forget to put your clocks forward an hour tonight as we enter British Summer Time - what a hassle this always is!!!  Why do we still do always seems such nonsense. I bet the rest of the world think we are bonkers....which we are of course. So tonight, we actually lose an entire hour!!!

Anyhow.... next week on my brand new "To Do List" is a mammoth session of listing antique and vintage items including old dolls houses. So, fingers crossed, I make better headway with all of that than I did this week. Apologies for the delay in listing the lovely c1920s Lines DH1 and Barton Addington Lodge. There is also a c1930s Tri-ang No 62 coming too.


12Create said...

Well here in New Zealand we don't think you are mad because we also do daylight saving. I think parts of Australia do also as well as a few other countries. I hope you enjoy Miniatura.

Steinworks said...

I hate it when we spring forward, the guy who thought this was a great idea needs to be punched in the face

KT Miniatures said...

Hi know, I didn't realise New Zealand did the fiddling with the clocks like us! you put your clocks forward and hour then back in the US too?

I honestly thought that this was a silly British thing!