Toy soldier blogs come, and toy soldiers blogs go, but the GD of S blog celebrates its eleventh year in 2017! The Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II invites you to drop by his realm. . . somewhere just to the northeast of Frederick's Prussia. . . sometime during the mid-18th Century.
Here's the Grand Duchess taking a breather during our ski-trip to Wisconsin last month just after January 1st, 2008.
Heavy snow here in Central Illinois, so the university is closed today – Yahoo!!!And you know what that means don’t you?Yes, the Grand Duchess and I will don our ski gear and head out on our cross country (Nordic) skis today, followed by some hot chocolate or coffee at one of our local cafés.Cold temperatures throughout the weekend mean the skiing will remain good at least until Sunday afternoon, making it hard to balance the outdoor fun along side painting the final squadron of Spencer Smith cavalry.Oh, how difficult and unfair life is!