With the rapid approach of Hils knee operation (just one operation in a series of them I am afraid) but which should see her one more step closer to regaining her former glory: to be able to swim daily, walk for miles in the mountains again, enjoy her gardening for hours on end, and generally regain the full quality of life for herself), she finds she cannot continue to support me here in the blog as she usually does - not for a long time anyway. The fact she so studiously made me so much amazing terrain over the past months, and for all the time she has spent blogging with me: helping me write, play table top games, play rpgs... proof read my articles and correct my dreadful typos, and help me run a games club, I think makes her a bit of a miracle worker, not to mention my personal lovely angel.
But this operation (fast approaching) is rather unpleasant. And will leave her in a lot of pain for many months, and pretty immobile for longer still. So it is utterly understandable that she feels she must `retire` from blogging for the time being.
Similarly, With Tar` now working full time, and away abroad most months out of the year, her much valued support and ever lasting passionate intensity of devotion to the hobby, is also sorely missed. Both of these angels have been my rock and anchor, and without them to help me here, will mean I cannot write quite as much or as often as I normally do... not for a while anyway; probably not the rest of this year anyway.
As it is, we have already recently handed the reins of the local club over to another capable couple, who we have no doubts at all, will continue to keep the club vibrantly alive and interesting for everyone to enjoy.
The club is our personal pride and joy, and we have watched it grow from its conception in 2011, to a current thriving membership of 27 individuals (both guys and girls) in 2017.
A diverse eclectic club, with interests which cover pretty much the entire spectrum of the hobby, from ancients to modern, wargaming to rpg, boardgaming to modelling.. and fine sculpting. And yes.... we do dress up in full garb from role play nights. ^^
So what does this all mean?
Basically, I will have to drop my weekly one and sometimes two articles a week to a more realistically manageable number - perhaps two posts a month from now on, although I shall try and keep what I do as interesting and special as I can make it; surprising you all with batreps, AAR`s, game insights, and discuss various projects I have on the go at any given time of writing. I always love nattering about the hobby. To me its just the same sitting face to face and doing it live anyway.
Just that.... sadly, my efforts will now mostly be without the delightful help of the girls, for the foreseeable future anyway.
Probably means a lot more boardgames from me as well: such as Memoir 44, The Great War, Sails of Glory, Battle Cry, and so on.
So as they say in Greyhawk:
"Axe high, friend go I."
Talk to you guys soon.