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.
The Grand Duke's Easter guests listen with rapt attention.
Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II holds forth, sharing his enthusiastic new plans to
provide every gentleman in the Grand Duchy of Stollen with three new
pairs of well-fitting, English-made dress shoes in black, brown, and
oxblood. Meanwhile, Hives considers the wisdom and practicalities of said plan
from the sidelines. -- Stokes