Casting a long shadow
Mowed lawns but left this lone brave pansy self seeded in the middle.
The sun sets on an out of sequence board game session. Raphael’s Jovian empire gleaned him 16 VP, so he eased to a 128-108 victory despite me doing 90% of the actual terraforming. He had so many card draw abilities and stacked discounts that he just sat and played projects at leisure. #bgg #boardgames
Tulips gonna tulip.
Downwards facing, an odd orientation for a flower
Unicorns do exist! #lego #minifig
After Brexit this sort of thing just wont be tolerated.
Moon in the evening
My name is onion. Red onion.
Olive’s Magnolia tree has a flower. #spring
Why is there a giant shark in the backyard? I don’t know. #ollibytinrocket
Hmmm. Looks like someone or something had an argument with a wall.
Her super power is to fire arrows from her binoculars two at a time. #lego #minifig
Tree blown down across Rocks Lane in Barnes and across footpath too. Windy.
Hurrah. All your Heracross are belong to me. #pokemongo
Demonstrating his super power of turning his head without revolving his hair. #lego #minifig
And we did get Up Front to the table for “U” in the alphabetical #bgg challenge. I taught Oscar how to play, in the introductory scenario and was once again reminded that this game always generated a terrific narrative, and a lot of tension. My guys floundered around in a Stream for a long time, finally escaping directly into a Marsh. Eventually we regrouped in time to thwart his advance, but it was pretty close. I wonder how difficult it would be to learn from scratch now, and whether I would bother, especially as straight up wargames have little appeal for me now. Many fond memories of extended Up Front sessions though. #boardgames
Hollow Knight is very scenic. It’s also very hard. Way above my skill level but I enjoy exploring. I enlisted Raphael to defeat Hornet, so some new areas are available. I’ve also got ability to walk jump from the Mantis Village but don’t think I can master the insane mid air aerobatics to get to City of Tears so for now I am re-exploring some areas and also dying a lot in the Crystal Caverns. #nintendoswitch #hollowknight
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Tried to get Uchronia to the table as “U” for alphabetical #bgg challenge, but as always with Carl’s games the re-learning curve was too great. Too many odd terms for things and a peculiar flow seem to be a hallmark of his games, even though they play well once you grok the way it works. It is just always hard to remember when coming back to it after a long gap. On the other hand, the only other contender is Up Front and although I played that hundreds of times years ago, I can’t recall any of the rules for that. Might be fun to try though! #boardgames
No. 33. The Grempnottle Pine.
Once more happily embedded in Shardlake’s dangerous, vivid world. #amreading