Thank you for all of the messages wishing us good luck on our move, they are much appreciated. We are booked on flights to Alicante on the 14th April with an initial 6 week rental on a lovely villa as we view as many properties as possible that we have bookmarked. We are looking to buy a 5 or 6 bedroom villa with the obligatory pool and nice views as we have a large family and my wife is interested in offering B&B accommodation ..... her passion is cooking so guests would be well fed!
Whilst still here in the Uk I have been spending a lot of time reflecting on what to do next with my hobby time. I'm currently in a hotel overlooking the English Channel, it's cold and wet but the sailing club is out as are the fishermen, hardy souls. From Saturday onwards we have booked a lovely little cottage on the Kent/Sussex borders, dog friendly so I'm looking forward to getting out for some good walks. I'll be taking Commands & Colors with me, so plan a couple of evenings playing Peninsular scenarios from the base game, if necessary in front of the log burner!
I still feel the need to paint wargame figures and my thoughts have turned increasingly to the Peninsular War, I plan to visit as many battlefields as I can once settled. So I now have on order a goodly number of Blue Moon 15mm Napoleonics from Andy at Old Glory, they will be delivered to my Daughters house next week and will be driven out to Spain by my Son in Law on the 13th April along with my paint box and C&C sets. He is also taking Poppy the dog and Sheldon the cat, both of whom now have pet passports to travel.
And once there, I plan to work my way through the 'Sharpe' series again by way of inspiration!