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Excuses excuses…

I know I know, I haven’t been really good at keeping this blog up to date. Real life always seems to get in the way of painting and gaming and frankly, a lot of times I just don’t feel like slapping paint on figures or get them out of the cupboards and onto the table.

The reasons for that are many but the main one is that I’m still a one man show. I have 3 male kids in the house of an age that is perfectly agreeable with wargaming but neither of them shows any interest in playing wargames with dad.  They rather sit behind their computers most of the time and pretend they have friends online. 🙂 It’s hard to get motivated to paint troops and finish projects when you know you will just end up putting them in the cupboard when they are finished.

Second reason is that things are rapidly changing for us and that is taking up a lot of my time and energy. We have filed our visa applications for my family to permanently move back to Belgium.  Now all we can do is wait and hope they don’t get denied, cause even if it is remote, that is a possibility. We were going to wait to do that until our house here in the Philippines was sold but it just isn’t selling and we can’t wait forever.  The kids need to be in school in Belgium when next school year starts in September so damn the torpedoes and full steam ahead.  Moving an entire family, dogs included from Asia to Europe requires a lot of money, planning and determination and most of all, it isn’t easy. I seems that it is easier to just walk into Belgium and claim asylum nowadays than for a Belgian who has served his country in uniform for 30 years to get his family to Belgium. But that has nothing to do with wargaming so I’ll shut up about that.

So, I’m not going to promise you that I will make a come-back soon with painted figures and games on this blog but I will try. I need to to keep my sanity. 🙂