Saturday 9 September 2023

No Show

 


I've decided not to go to Colours today, which I had been looking forward to, mainly because I'm skint at the moment. As I work freelance, I don't get paid over the summer and also get paid in arrears, so there's nothing coming in this month either. Added to that, we have to buy the offspring a car now he's passed his driving test, so that's going to soak up a fair bit of the bank balance this month as well. 

To be honest, I'd only buy stuff that I didn't really need and the thought of traipsing around the notoriously sweaty venue, with hundreds of overweight middle aged bearded men, myself included, all crowded in to a relatively small space on the hottest day of the century, wasn't particularly attractive. Oh well, I'll just have to save up for the Naval Wargames Weekend and Warfare instead.

6 comments:

  1. It happens. Although I like to see the games at a show there's nothing more frustrating to me to see all the shiny figures and models available yet have no ready cash to spend.

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  2. That’s a very sensible decision, especially if it’s likely to the hottest day of the year.

    I think that one reaches a stage when going to wargame shows no longer makes much sense. I generally go to those where I’m likely to meet up in person and chat with the wargamers I’ve met online. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I spent more than £10 at a show.

    Good luck buying a new car for your offspring and hopefully that your income stream will recover soon so that you can spoil yourself with some wargame purchases soon.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. Thanks Bob,

      I enjoy catching up with people far more than browsing the traders these days. I was hoping to have a chat with a few people this time but will have to wait until a later show now.

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  3. From the sounds of it I made the right choice, as it was roasting!

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  4. I think you will have dodged a bullet given the stifle and smell that would have been generated.

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