Sunday, 11 May 2014

Half Century

This is a wargames blog. For wargames. Which makes my birthday a little difficult to report, as I didn't really get anything game-related for it. But I'm not going to miss the opportunity to post about it, as it's one of the biggies - my Half Century.

So what does a mature, responsible, married, father-of-two do for their 50th birthday around here?

Well, I slob around at home in my onesie, having had my breakfast cooked by one of my children, and the promise of my tea being cooked by the other. It's actually Mother's Day here in Australia, so both Catherine and I are expecting to be pampered today.

We actually went out for the day yesterday as my birthday outing and meal, traveling down the coast to a little town called Milton, which is where Catherine and I spent our anniversary a couple of months ago. Milton is a bit quirky:

We spent the day poking around little shops and had a lovely lunch at a restaurant called The Tipsy Fig, which we highly recommend. Here's my pudding - lemon meringue - and my son, who obviously doesn't approve of such indulgence:

Pressies? Well, there were some. The only one of remotest interest to this blog is the one I picked up at Free Comic Book Day last week - another figure for my Godzilla collection:

It's actually a money-box, but I can't see it being used for that.

(I wasn't kidding about the onesie)

Now all I need is another monster figure to go with it, and I can have a giant game of Giant Monster Rampage.

There were other presents. Milton has a nice little shop that does retro-style clothing, so I got a hat:

I also got a 50s style floral dress and full petticoat as well, something I've always wanted. But I'll be saving that for a ball I'm going to later this year. And, frankly, it looks better without the beard.

Anyway ongoing projects wait for no man, birthday or not, and I have some GNW cavalry to finish off before a game on Thursday. Time to get back to them ...


  1. Happy Birthday ! half-century means that you're half of your life !!
    I like the hat : very nice !

  2. Happy birthday!

    One of the good things about getting older is that you can do and say things that you would not dare to have done when you were younger.

    All the best,


    1. It's a much easier world to say and do some things than it was, say, twenty-five years ago. Sad, but true. But I make the most of things now.

  3. Happy birthday!

    Mmmmmm - lemon meringue - Mmmmmm!

    Nice hat

  4. Loving the onesie lol,
    Happy birthday

  5. happy birthday and best wishes to u and ur family !!!!


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