A-Hunting we will go…

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Not Toy Soldiers, thank you I know…but very cute figures…

Incidentally the RCMP on the HEAD PICTURE represents police officer’s NOT soldiers (as it has been said to me millions of times)… but the first ever figure I got was a “mountie”… and that’s that!

A different way to blog

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My son, at last, convinced me that it would be easy for me and less of a chore for everyone to check the blog entries. So, we checked it out, he was right (as usual) and I was wrong. So from now on “A Blog (in the proper sense)” will continue in regular new posts as opposed to always editing the same one. Hope you like it!

First of April seemed a very good day to change the format.

French Light Infantry (very lightly clad, but with the plumes in the right place, note the officer with different colour of plume). Not very deadly but quite costly to obtain, very useful to tie up large numbers of Cossacks. 1/1 Scale (Facebook source I guess…)

I guess some of you, in spite of being a Toy Soldier fanatic, have retained a sense of humour.

Changing the Guard

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Today we had lots of snow in Andorra, so my grandsons did not went to school (as on the Calvin&Hobbes comic strip). Then we went to my old office (on the first floor) and we played or toyed a bit with Playmobils.

The new Guard is coming from Wellington Barracks, and the three seem interested enough… the trick was to let them manipulate the minis themselves (with a bit of grandad guidance).
A rear view of the New Guard going up the Palace.
With Playmobils you need the whole table… Appearance of the Old Guard formed in the court. They still were interested… Brainwashing the family says…
A close up of the Old Guard. Such a well known ceremony worlwide that does not need a lot of words to describe it.
Another perspective. A bit tricky those pics…
The Changing of the Guard begins properly.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
“A soldier’s life is terrible hard,”
                                                                    Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We looked for the Queen, but she never came.
“Well, God take care of her, all the same,”
                                                                    Says Alice.

We had a great time, because afterwards I gave them the EXIN CASTLES box full of bricks/things to play… and each one of them did their own thing… bits of castles everywhere now…

After a bit of time has passed… I do not really know who was entertaining who…