|Ireland 1691 - Falkirk 2012?|
Barry Hilton - I enjoy projects, targets, goals, deadlines and working under pressure. It perhaps accounts for the volume of output. I have recently realised that I seem to be simply rushing through the chain of events of which I am part and barely noticing the good moments let alone savouring them. That is a major mistake on my part.
|France 1944 - Falkirk 2007|
Since 1992 my involvement with the hobby has been pretty constant and ever increasing. Several recent conversations with valued friends have made me stop and think a little. Why don't I see them as much as I used to?
|Saxony 1813 - Newark 2010 or 11|
Well, job aside, it's because of the writing, the shows, the weekenders, the figure company and painting endless units to deadlines (mostly self imposed). The hobby I love is actually becoming somewhat of a job which was never the intention.
|Ireland 1690 - Newark 2008|
2015 is probably the right time for a change. Less shows? well, a graceful withdrawal from several which I have been part of for too long is probably in order. A recalibration on writing commitments, yes that too is probably a good move. It may well allow me to concentrate on the three sets of rules which currently sit 90-95% finished but unpublished.
|Flanders 1693 - Newark 2007|
Thinking through the issue has also got me combing through my archive of collateral from many demo games of the past. I thought the backdrop to this overly reflective piece should be some of the nice League of Augsburg moments caught by my own camera. At times previous the recording was usually courtesy of Duncan Macfarlane.. thanks Duncan!
|Waterloo 1815 - Falkirk 2011|
A very early New Year's resolution...get a grip and stay focused.