Monday, 20 February 2012

Silence Will Fall

Before I begin I would like to thank you all for still following this blog – including the actual followers of this blog - despite the lack of recent posts. I read the stats and it is great to know there are people out there still interested in reading it.

It’s 2012 and time for a fresh start! Some of you may have noticed that the appearance of this blog has changed. Soon it will undergo a more thorough overhaul while I weed out links to people who are not linking to me, make a few more changes to the sidebars and much more.

Another change, as you may also have observed, relates to content. The type of content will also be different though all wargames shows I go to will always appear on here. For the past year and a bit there has been no content from games at the Grimsby Wargames Society and it will stay that way for the foreseeable future. The reasons for that will be explained in posts between this post and Easter 2012 as I have chosen not to go to the club anymore. Once those reasons are explained it shall be become clearer as to why and I would hope most readers would find my choice understandable.

Since my previous post I have been doing a lot of running – though thats not why I havent been to the Grimsby Wargames Society – and actually ran and completed in 4 half marathons, the latest half marathon being at Sleaford on February 19th 2012. At the beginning of December 2011 I began my training for my first full marathon, the Hull Marathon, which I am running for charity at Easter 2012. As this blog is a wargaming blog I will try not to bore you with all the details but I have set up a blog about my running and training for my first marathon which can be found at http://runforenjoyment.blogspot.com

Season 6 of Doctor Who was excellent last year and thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas Special also. It just keeps getting better!

What have I done wargames wise? Not much to be honest. Bought myself a copy of the Black Powder rules which I am due to start reading to understand the rules. Acquired 2 packs from Pendraken Miniatures namely the sci-fi 10mm packs of the Aliens and Marines at £12 a pack to be painted soon. These were bought at the York show, Vapnartak, at which I did my usual trick of taking photos of games. Some of the photos I took from each game will be appearing on here with the rest of them going towards my latest wargames project. Details of that will also be appearing on here soon.

Once again, I thank you for all your support over the years.

Jason

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Please Sponsor Me for the Humber Bridge Half Marathon 2011

Humber Bridge

On 26th June 2011 I will be running, well, the aim is to run it…..The Humber Bridge Half Marathon. The Charity I will be raising money for is Cancer Research UK.

Dont know about you but I have known of and have actually known some people who have had cancer and its terrible effects. I will be thinking of them when I run this half marathon, which is also my first half marathon. Currently in training which is what I’m always doing, running at least 3 or 4 times a week.

My Promo Photo for the Humber Bridge Half Marathon 2011

As you can see in the photo below anyone seeing me training will see me in my Cancer Research UK vest.

On the day of the Half Marathon some fancy dress will be worn by me mainly a blue wig and blue tutu….

You can sponsor me online at this address: http://www.runningsponsorme.org/jasonneilson. Other members of the athletics club of which I am also a member, Cleethorpes Athletics Club, will also be running in the event.

Viking FM on 96.9 FM will be covering the event and photos of both the Fun Run and Half Marathon will be appearing on their website afterwards.

You can also donate through either the widget below or on the sidebar:

Many Thanks for any donations you may give.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Doctor Who Series 6 so far



Really Enjoyed this series of Doctor Who so far. "The Doctor's Wife" has to be one of my favourite episodes and the beginning of the series with the new baddies, The Silence, was interesting, particularly when a certain character is killed early on. Been quite suspenful and looking forward to it returning in the Autumn with the 2nd part of the series.

It's nice that we finally know who River Song really is. Mind you, the answer had been building up for the episodes before that.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Coming Back to Life

Sorry its been a little quite here for a while folks. Been preoccupied with other things including my financial situation which resulted in my broadband being suspended due to non payment of bill on 28th February and am now presently existing on hardship payments from the dole which is £39.25 a week at the moment, so it is possible to feed myself and my cat at least. After doing some calculations with what I had I found it was possible to buy myself a Pay as You go Vodafone USB Modem, a dongle, to get myself back on the net. It actually works really well. Paying off any of my bills may take several months due to my circumstances but am sure something can be sorted out.

Anyway, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, I’m “Coming Back to Life” again…Very soon this blog and all my other blogs/websites will burst into life as some planning is required to achieve my aims with those sites on top of my other plans for this year. It is also my intention to run the 2012 London Marathon but whether it will be possible to take part remains to be seen.