Saturday 27 September 2014

More agonising over the scenery.

No doubt a classic problem in many if not all walks of life; a surfeit of riches to choose from.

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

Amended arrangement.

Maybe now the trees are suffering!
Currently listening to:

Recorded in 1973

Terry Reid
Last night's dinner:

Stupendous supermarket chicken curry.
Currently Reading:

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!

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