Busy weekend. Due to me muddling up dates I had friends over on Saturday and Sunday. Friday night didn't really happen due to standard post work flopping out in front of the tv. Saturday I spent the day cleaning and tidying. I've been trying to clear this cough and sniffles for about six weeks now. Figured it might be a dust allergy, so I spent the morning dusting and hoovering. The last two weekends this had really set my throat off, but this time I had a dust mask on. Must've looked pretty bizarre to anyone glancing in through the window, but it did keep my cough in check. Also washed the windows for the first time since I last did it, or possible the Spanish Armada. Managed to remove the offending egg stains.badgersandjam
came over bearing bangers. That's the cumberland variety of bangers. These, along with some burgers were duly cooked and consumed while watching Strictly Come Dancing and then we wandered out and watched some really spectacular fire-works out back. I liked the cascading double blow up ones, Jen liked the ones which went squirrelly. Afterwards, we watched the full contact ballroom dancing episode of Goodies (so Jen could see how its done properly).
Sunday saw some more cleaning. This time an attempt to clean out the marks on the grouting in the shower. Probably going to need a few more goes, but its definitely looking better. Richard wandered over and after a quick wander around town we sat down for some gaming. First was another Axis & Allies naval game. I managed to seize and objective and blow up most of his other ships with my carrier, Enterprise, but couldn't even scratch the Bismarck. So a win for Richard. I really need to get some more cruisers and heavy cruisers and an allied Battleship.
The second game was Warhammer 40K. This time my Tau against Richard's Imperial Guard. I made a few mistakes, but managed to use Tau ranged fire to pretty good effect. The battlesuit units are the real strength of the Tau. Being able to jetpack out of cover, blow the crud out of something then jump back in to avoid return fire is phenomenally useful. Richard did maul my Fire Warriors, but I managed to wipe most of his force out by the end of the game. I really must get the Tau painted.