It's been a while... Super Bowls, pancakes and models

I realise I haven't been on here in a while, I could offer up all sorts of reasons and excuses for my lack of activity but I don't think that would be of benefit to anyone. Instead I will just leave it as real life got in the way, but I really want to make time for this going forwards.

So, what's been happening? Well there was the Super Bowl last weekend, or as my wife referred to it the Superb Owl. I've watched it with my dad every year with 3 exceptions:

1. My second year at university, 2007. Chicago vs Indianapolis. I was cheering on the Bears as I have an irrational dislike for Peyton Manning. I have never been sure why, there's just something about him that really annoys me.

2. The year I worked for Disney, 2009. Pittsburgh vs Arizona. I cheered on the Cardinals this time because of a very rational hatred of Roethlisberger. The 4th quarter fight back by Arizona wasted as Holmes grabbed the game winner with seconds remaining.

3. The year my dad booked a weekend away in Monaco without checking the dates, 2016. Carolina vs Denver. I don't think he will make that mistake again and I did manage to FaceTime him during the game. Once again my irrational feelings towards Peyton lead to me supporting the losing side.
Note to self, next time I miss a Super Bowl with my dad, decide who I'm supporting and put a bet on the other team. 

Coldplay. Hmmmmm. Not a fan of that halftime show. Chris Martin was out of breath and out of tune, Bruno Mars was out of sync and BeyoncĂ© was not my cup of tea. The show was well choreographed although a little psychedelic 60s. It wasn't my thing and I was glad when the second half kicked off. 

What else has happened? Well there was pancake day, always a big thing in my family. I seem to have picked up the knack for making crepes from my grandma, who was from Belgium, and I find something very relaxing about making them. Pancakes have always been a big part of my life since childhood, I don't know if that is strange or not, and I remember going to my grandma's house when I was much younger knowing that pancakes would be my special treat for the visit. 

She had a real talent for making pancakes and I have stuck to what she taught me as I always enjoyed the pancakes she made. In fact, they were so good this year that my sister-in-law from Luxembourg asked me for the recipe and cooking tips so I must be doing something right. 

Another trip down memory lane is the work I am doing on my Blood Angels models. I have so many models in my collection that these guys had become sidelined but I recently decided to get back to them as I had not been painting anything for a long time. Blood Angels were the first Warhammer models I ever owned so it seemed like a good place to go back and start over. We have a campaign going at my local store so I will hopefully get them done in time so that I can join in!


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