I have been off grid for the last few days...well not strictly off grid but in an area with reduced access. We chose, for the second year running, to head up to a resort in Fiji for Christmas. We have not both had a busy year and a few days in a place where one’s biggest decision is whether to have the cocktail or the beer at happy hour was pretty much irresistible. So we headed there on Christmas Eve and returned on the 28th.
Christmas in the tropics is pleasantly different. For one Santa, with no snow to land his sleigh on and no chimneys to descend, has to make a few changes. For those vital deliveries he trades in Dancer and Prancer and their friends for a solitary Japanese bred reindeer called Yamaha, as evidenced below.
Obsessed as I am with our magnificent hobby, my mind did not stray too far from my current French in Egypt project. Since my last post was about palm trees I spent some time studying them in great detail, from beneath.
Later in the day, as the temperature soared to 30 degrees Celsius, I did some more study.
Now that I am back at home its back to the hobby related items. Before we left for Fiji I finished off two more items for the French in Egypt. The first was the second battalion of the 85th Demi-Brigade.
The second item is the limber for the third field gun.