The latest unit to ride onto the parade ground is the 22nd Chasseurs á Cheval, one of two regiments of light cavalry that served with the French in Egypt.
This unit adopted a hussar style uniform of bright green jackets and overalls, with orange facings and white braid. The trumpeter wore the long tailed coat, in reversed colours, and cocked hat.
The second light cavalry regiment, the 7th Hussars, is scheduled to pass through the uniform store in early January.
When I came home from work on Thursday there was a parcel on the doorstep from China containing 60 palm trees, with a height varying between 75mm and 150mm. I bought these off eBay for the princely sum of $NZ25.09 including freight so at an average price of 42 cents each they are remarkable value. Ordered on December 11th and delivered on the 21st, I am pretty happy with that service.
I glued a few of them to bases, textured the base, put a brown wash on the trunk and then varnishrf the trunk to protect the wash. I am pretty pleased with the result.
I now have an urge to make an oasis....