Here's a Christmas market very familiar to the Grand Duchess. It's the one held each December in Dresden, Germany.
And that means a few gifts to purchase, a few to order and have sent to friends and family members around the world, and cards to address and send. And you know what? I love it! But still a few days of school to get through before the fun and festivities can begin in earnest.
Nevertheless, I managed to find about 90 minutes or two hours last night to apply the final touch-ups to that middle batch of nine cuirassiers, followed by the first coat of Future/Klear acrylic floor finish. And the soldiers look smashing this morning, resplendent in their unabashed shinyness (is that even a word?). One more coat this afternoon, and they are all finished. Watch for a photograph here of the now 21-strong regiment. Only nine figures left to go! And then it's onto an artillery battery, a few generals, and their ADC's. Nothing like the feeling of being almost done with part of a project of long standing, is there?
And here's my personal favorite, the Luebeck Christmas market. This is my favorite place in Germany where I wasted quite a bit of happy time in the mid-1980s and again in 1990. Sadly, none of it was during this December event. It looks so bright and inviting. I can almost smell the food and gluehwein!