Managers of football teams are supposed to be overjoyed when they have more good players for the positions they have to fill; "That's a good problem to be faced with!" But actually, they must be as exercised as I am having to fit all these HO scale buildings into the limited area of available baseboard.
In particular, I have had reservations about relegating the beautifully detailed card models that I have of Parisian buildings to the area in front of the station facade. I did this to allow the Lego buildings and the ceramic theatre facade (and I'm hell bent on placing the theatre somewhere since I went to the trouble of buying the damn thing!) to occupy the space next to the ceramic church. And I placed them there because I felt that their glossy finish better matched the glossy finish of the ceramic church than did the matt finish of the card buildings.
The reservations I have regarding the card buildings in their current position is that you can't see them to their best advantage. However, I have abutted the new (and currently unfinished) card building to the long town square complex AND re-located the three trees and I think the problem may be solved.
|The church plus theatre and Lego stuff.|
|The card buildings whose location I'm agonising over|
|Maybe now the trees are suffering!|
Currently listening to:
|Recorded in 1973|
Last night's dinner:
|Stupendous supermarket chicken curry.|
The phrase, "Works hard, plays hard", comes to mind when I read these diaries. I was also quite impressed with the career choice facing one of his children on leaving University - maybe film school, maybe writing, maybe... Quite right too, but also quite different from most children I have known whose choices would have been such things as accountancy, nursing, teaching, call centre, management, graphic design etc.
Drumming practice update:
Found this morning's Saturday morning Samba class very challenging. On the Surdo for 50% of the time and I can't retain the very simple stick pattern in my short term memory. It's only a loop of 2-beats and then 1-beat, but it's retaining from one minute to the next a sound-picture of the groove and emphases that I find almost impossible. Took a film of the tutor playing the pattern so that I can practise at home. Hope that does the trick.
|Some people love the Surdo!!|
Completed the first assessment of my online Logic course. You get two attempts. I got 80% on the first go, which is 20 out of 25. I simply could not see where I had gone wrong. Tried again and got 100% - different set of questions, of course.
Obviously, at a very elementary level!