Lets start with winners yes that's me. Loki over at Lokis Great Hall is running a series of Giveaways over the whole year to celebrate his great blogs serious numbers. I was one of the lucky first round of winners scooping this excellent book. Great timing too as I am reading the memoirs of a Officer of the 95th Rifles right now. This brings to a total of three books I have won in Giveaways and what a farm feeling it gives too. I am also half way through 1805:Austerlitz which was the second book I had won a few months back and I am really enjoying it.
Staying with books linked to blogs I have bought a few books that I have had recommended to me even in one case actually reading it!!! You know the problem, too many books not enough time but I will get round to 1812 Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow sometime this year. I think this is what I like most about blogging, the ability to connect with other bloggers around the world, from reading posts, being inspired to paint figures, buy books etc. through to winning prizes so nicely supplied by others and on to such as Blog-Con. We are truly blessed so it matters not when someone else's name is drawn, the connection is there.
Losing? Well not really but I am rather miffed that I am having to wait so long for my Baker Company figures. Seems everyone else has received them but me LOL. Lee went to pick mine up at York so it was disappointing when I found out they had not been sent. Worse still it looks like the balance of the first wave went out possibly ten days ago and I am still waiting. It's a tad unfair to be reading about how the second wave is about to ship when you have yet to see a single figure cross your doorstep. I just hope Gavin will get back to me soon with news as I know I have a long long wait for my other Kickstarter. That could yet prove to be the bigger loser of the day.