A bit of fun for the Christmas break: I found my old Warhammer 40K minatures that I'd had as a kid1 and showed Jules. “Can I paint one?” he asked. “No, but I'll buy you one for yourself.”
The same day we visited an art supply shop, for a completely different reason, but sure enough there was a single “blind box” Space Marine. I couldn't back out, and the last couple of nights we've been going through the various steps: first spraying an undercoat, then painting the base colours (shown here), and today we added some details.
We made it.
It's probably the same feeling every year, but it certainly feels like this one has been a tough slog. From work (what the hell??) to learning how to help Jules with dyslexia, there's been a steep learning curve for all of us this year. Not to mention all the craziness happening in the world around us: Trump, Brexit, HK, bushfires at home and “forever wars” abroad.
Of all the applicable clichés my favourite has to be “…once more ‘round the sun.
Life keeps happening1…
We’ve moved into a new place in Sydney: a small, new-build townhouse with undercover parking (rare in Sydney!). The place is so close to Jules’ school that his grandmother (who now lives with us) can walk him there each morning; it’s also close to a bouldering gym and a microbrewery, so I’m pretty much covered however I want to spend my time.
The other evening we saw kookaburras on the roof.
A little after 11pm on a Thursday night and I've just finished1 the migration of my ‘blog from Wordpress to Hugo, the static-site generator written in Go. It was actually reasonably easy considering I had quite a few posts and pages, not to mention the content types provided by various plugins.
(But it's 2019: does anybody blog anymore?)
Hugo has taken a little bit of getting used to, but I'm definitely liking it more as I use it.