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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

WOW 30,000 hits!

I just noticed that this blog has hit the 30,000 hit mark. Now I know that's not much in the blogging world, but for me, it's nice to see that some of my ramblings are actually interesting to some people.

Heavy rains, cadets, work,

Nova Scotia is to be hit by a large rain storm. It's to rain for a week.
I'm going through the process of getting vetted as a Civilian instructor with Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
I have also been doing shifts as a night guard with Securitas Canada. Busy busy busy and living the dream.

Unpacking my kit

I was able to go to customs, get my shipment stamped, then yesterday was spent ferrying the parcels from the warehouse to my home.
While I was at work, my family began to unpack, then I've spent the last hour unpacking my history books, and the rest of my war gamming kit. WOW.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

My parcels are in storage in Nova Scotia

my parcels are in my city, but I need to contact the warehouse where they are being held to pick them up. Could take a few days.

Monday, 21 September 2015

18th century encampment, Halifax Citadel, National Historic site of Canada

84th musicians, myself as a Drummer Sargeant and Fifer Bailey

Troops practicing the manual of arms

putting myself through my paces as the drummer

I now carry the 84th Regiments drum when I field as their drummer

Corporal Punishment, aka Smurf, aka Cpl. Nickerson

Ian in my original drummer's coat with Leena

Ian does his own drill on the walls

Ian and I back in camp

Ian checks out the other uniforms.

In my undress uniform, I need to build some new gear as i've grown both up and out since my uniform was tailored in 1990!

waiting for ammunition issue

Kings' forces await inspection

Marching down to the glacis

forming up on the crest of the glacis

Musik only visible by our heads

prime and load

come taste my steel!

King George and broadsword!

troops pose for public photos

marching the troops back

music pass by the Sargeant

Fifer Bailey checks out the photographer, and we are all in step

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Invasion of Canada, 1812

I was able to purchase this book at a used book store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. I shall use this to further my scenarios for War of 1812 battles.
Pictures to follow

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Everything is all set up here in Nova Scotia

I finally got my internet hooked up today, so Irishhighlander is offically moved from Japan to here!
Once my wife gets the camera hooked in, I shall be updating some of my postings on all my blogs.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Settled in

stocking our shelves with foods we enjoy

BBQ in the back yard

Ian has found his Halloween costume.