Friday 8 April 2011

Lyme Regis here I come!

The kids break up for the Easter Holiday today and tomorrow we are driving down to Lyme Regis in Dorset for a weeks vacation. As usual I won't have access to the internet for the week I'm on holiday. Aside from the fact that we are staying miles from the nearest internet hot-spot, I probably won't have the time (or the energy) to do much writing. However I do have a plan. I have prepared several posts for the coming week and post-dated them to maintain the regular schedule while I'm away. So hopefully you shouldn't notice much difference at BLMA. However there will be one change while I'm away and I'm quite excited about it.

I recently reactivated my old Twitter account and I'm using it exclusively to tweet about painting and gaming related items. Basically if I would write about it here on BLMA then I'll also be tweeting about it on @BigLee. And while I'm exploring Dorset and Devon I'll try to keep the 'twitterverse' updated with anything interesting I discover. You'll be able to follow what I'm up to either on twitter or by coming here to BLMA where I've put a Feed at the top of the site. If this proves to be a popular feature I may keep it permanently, but for now the imminent holiday is as good a time to test it as any.

We are not beach people on the whole (If I lay on a beach, Greenpeace come along and try to drag me back out to sea) and we certainly can't sit by a pool and 'vegetate'. We tend to squeeze in a lot of museums and culture into our UK holidays - much to the annoyance of the kids! This year will be no exception with the Tank Museum at Bovington high on my hit list. In fact I have been promised a visit to Bovington as a consolation prize because I will unfortunately be missing Salute at Excel.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyones pictures from the show and I'm sure I'll be green with envy for a month afterwards! On the plus side I'm hoping to come home from holiday with a load of interesting pictures of my own to put on the site. Sorry folks, more photo's of tanks!


  1. Have a great vacation.
    Added you to my list of twitter follow list

  2. Have a good hoilday in Lyme Regis?

  3. Just encountered a small technical hitch. After placing the twitter feed up top I noticed that my Blog was constantly 'page loading'. Evidently it was struggling to load something. This meant that although readers could view the blog, scrolling through would be a pain as everything loaded slowly.

    Initially I thought this newfangled 'feed' from twitter was killing off swift page loading. I briefly removed the twitter feed but with no improvement. The feed is back now and I eventually tracked down the problem to the Facebook 'LIKE' button. Not sure what was wrong with it but as soon as it was removed the site stopped page loading like a thing possessed.

    I love the fact that I can link all the sites I use and set up auto-updates. But now and again bits of tech clash and our shiny toys stop working. Such is life in the 21st century. Other people have real problems.

    Sorry if anyone has experience some disruption over the last couple of hours while I sorted this out. Hopefully everything is now running smoothly.

    Right, I'm off to finish the packing. Toddle-pip!

  4. Have a great holiday. Shame you're missing Salute as it would have been great to say hello in person. Maybe the next show...Reading or SELWG?

  5. Have fun old boy - see you when you get back.

  6. make sure you visit the museum on a tueday see this post for why

    enjoy your holiday
    Peace James


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