Friday, 23 October, 2020

Month: January 2016


Photo credit: wikipedia.org My sisters and I had breakfast together yesterday.  In our busy lives, it has been really hard to take time out to visit with each other.  Years ago I had suggested making a monthly family breakfast, and Read more…


The Games We Play: Delaying Action

Time for another trip back to 1981 and World War Three on the Central Front. Readers with long memories may recall The Soviet airlanding at Hameln and the heroic Bundeswehr counterattack at Wolfenbuttel,  but todays action concerns the long suffering Read more…


Chris and I recently spent an exciting and information-packed weekend at the amazing New York Times Travel Show.  As veterans of the Show, we are very familiar with exactly how to have succinct conversations with attendees and can quickly ascertain Read more…


Smartly dressed young women shaking hands in a business meeting at office desk

What is actually going on when your clients, co-workers, or family members keep repeating the details about how they have been wronged by someone else? One strong possibility is that they are not feeling “emotionally heard” by you. Therefore, your Read more…


“I’m going to die soon.”  Yesterday I spoke with a relative who said this to me.  Not, thankfully, because she has any particular health reason for the statement, but because she bought a new couch. I asked her to explain. Read more…


The Games We Play: Alife

One of the highlights of my year is generally the January WW2 airsoft game the 34th Infantry group organise at their site near Tamworth. It is the ideal thing to blow away the winter cobwebs and the weather has usually Read more…


The Games We Play: Latvia 1919

John has been working on some RCW rules which started life as a variant of ‘Restless Revolutionaries’ (which we rather played to death, back in the day) but was more inspired by our more recent outings with Neil Thomas.  Bases Read more…


Club Games Day, December 30th 2015

As usual the Sheffield Wargames Club ran an extended games day during the Christmas break. I rolled up around 2.15 and was amazed to find the hall a hive of activity already. With my usual group of reprobates we managed Read more…