Saturday, 29 October 2011

Now it feels like home ...

Hello Strangers ....

I know over the past year or so, my blogging has been a bit off, my commenting dire and my hobby output has been none existent, for that I apologise.

As a bit of background, just over a year ago my business collapsed due to quite a few customers who owed me a lot of money going bust in the recession. The fallout was pretty horrendous, some serious debt and us losing our home and having to move in with family.

As you can tell by my blogging, the whole thing had a pretty drastic affect on my personally and my hobbying. I just couldn't take any joy out of hobbying, it just didn't feel right having time to myself whilst my family weren't in their own home.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, we moved into our own home and overall, things are generally on the up. So last week, I took my models out of storage and setup my display cabinets and for the past couple of nights, I've had my painting station out and been cracking on with various projects. Last night, my wife came down after putting the little ones to bed and stood at the doorway, looked straight at me and said 'Now it feels like home'.

So gents, thanks for sticking with me during the past year, although I probably won't be knocking things out at the rate I did before but I've definitely got my mojo back for hobbying and my beloved guard. Anyway, that's enough from me, I'll leave you with a couple of pics of my favourite bits of furniture, I've got to get cracked on with painting up Harkers squad.

All the best
Col Corbane (aka Mel)


25 comments:

Tolcrothlogan said...

Delighted, you home after a rocky journey mate, enjoy!

The Antipope said...

Good to see you are posting again mate and hope you can keep this up real life permitting. The ups and downs we go through have a profound impact in our hobby life, that's completely understandable. Being in a bad mood or lacking the resources (monetary or spare time) will definitely keep one back.

Blitzspear said...

You posting that your back in the saddle has made my day :)your's w3as oneof the first blogs i followed. glad it's all on the up for you again.

Tristan said...

Great to hear that mate!

O'Shashar said...

Great news that you and your family are settling into your new home. All the best for the future with blogging and your personal life.

CommissarHarris said...

nice to see you back in the mix!

WQRobb said...

Best of luck to you in your new home.

Col. Corbane said...

Thanks gents, glad you're still around.

It's good to have things back to normal, I'm really loving being back in the the hobby again :-)

Marshal Argos said...

Welcome back and glad to hear things are back on track!!

Rasmus Olesen said...

Congratulations Mel! I am very happy for you and your family! The cabinet just looks great! Looking forward to reading post from you in the future :)

Col. Hessler said...

Awesome news, Mel. Now start painting! ;)

Gotthammer said...

Fantastic news, Col, glad to hear things are turning around for you :)

Cawshis Clay said...

Welcome back! I know exactly how it is to get pulled in a million directions and unable to get back to hobbying (regularly). Lord knows I've been trying since I moved up here.

So welcome back! Take your time. Enjoy yourself!

Zzzzzz said...

Excellent. Looking forward to giving you a sound thrashing at some undefined point in the future....

Tiberius Primaris said...

I an glad to hear you and your family are doing better after a very hard time.
Welcome back to the Glory of the Guard.

Hal'jin said...

Good to hear everything is alright now!
Welcome back!

davetaylor said...

Sorry to hear about the hard times you've been through, but glad you're back.

Cheers
Dave

Col. Corbane said...

Cheers guys, glad to see so many names I remember.

Hopefully, pics of Harkers squad completed should be posted before the end of the week gents!

Commissar Dave said...

Sorry to hear of your bad times, but I am glad you are back. Looking forward to seeing your painting projects.

Flekkzo said...

That is quite a story. I am in awe that you could come back and I am genuinely happy to hear a story that turned out well. A lot of people never stand up after having everything fall apart. The best of wishes to both you and your family! You more than deserve some hobby time!

Sidney Roundwood said...

Great to see you back Mel. So many people, me included, love your blog and what you do for the hobby. So very pleased you're home. Very, very best wishes!

Darkwing said...

Great to see you back!

Mordian7th said...

Glad to hear things have turned around for ya, Corbane - love the cabinet picture, and looking forward to seeing more in the future!

Col. Corbane said...

Once again, cheers guys, I can't tell you how happy I am to see all the old crowd again.

:-)

IanRhead said...

That's fantastic news dude. Drop me a line with your new number. It's been way to long since we chewed the fat.