Napoleonic, WSS & ECW wargaming, with a load of old Hooptedoodle on this & that

Sunday 17 December 2017

A Christmas Greeting

I've decided to snap out of my unnecessary paranoia about the winter weather - it's all part of the cycle of the seasons, after all - if we didn't have winters then we couldn't have summers, and the crops wouldn't grow, and all that. Nature is what it is - let's just celebrate it.

Stob Dearg - Glencoe

Loch Restil
Here are some suitably frosty photos of the Highlands of our beloved Scotland (borrowed from a couple of hikers'/photographers' websites I'm fond of), and the scene in the Great Hall here at Chateau Foy as we get ready for the festive season.

Whether you just chanced by here, or you are a regular reader, or if you are a good friend, or even if you never got here and never read this, I wish everyone all the very best for Christmas, the New Year and the future. May your hearth be cosy, may the mince pies remind you of childhood.


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Isn't that last picture of Knightshayes near Tiverton in Devon?

  2. Tony, you've moved the wargame table out of the Great Hall!

    I'm loving the weather here in Perthshire had a good try out of my snow tyres trying to get out of the village car park this morning. May be taking up the toboggan as a sport!

    A Merry Christmas to the Countessa, the young master and yourself.

    1. No, no - the secret is to make sure the larder is full, and don't go anywhere. Especially babysitting.

      I was looking at the Great Hall, thinking that a 16-foot table would go in there quite easily.

      The very best to you and your family (and dogs).

  3. Fine photos, Merry Christmas Tony.

  4. Merry Christmas! Thanks for good wishes!

    Tiverton - Blimey - God rest ye, merry Googlemen. We do share our architect with others, I believe.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours sir. I like the look of teh Great Hall in that pic. Is it set up for a game yet? :)

  6. Likewise! Merry Christmas!

    Best Regards,


  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Now if I had a great hall like that then the gaming table would be on permanent display

  8. ...and a Merry Yuletide to you and yours, with many thanks for the fine rants, and good chuckles you've given us this year... more, please, next year....

  9. Likewise, Christmas wishes and thanks, Tony, for all the entertainment and interest through the year. All the best to everyone.

  10. And we hope Santa brings you some neat looking troops!

  11. Thanks very much, you fellows - please have a good one.

  12. All the very best to you and yours Tony.