I want to start this blog by saying a big thank you to Colin Nash who sent me a parcel the other day. I managed to pick it up yesterday and was happily surprised to see a huge bag of Haribo!! They were sent to me to keep the Grekwood Miniatures customers happy, and so they shall! So anyone who orders from me will receive a packet of Haribo courtesy of Colin hehe (whilst stocks last of course!).
So once again, cheers Colin!
Yesterday I picked up some sculpting stuff and I now have enough here to keep me going for a little while. So it'll be good to get back into it all and start producing miniatures again!
For those who don't know, both my brother and I have a rare genetic disorder which affects the immune system. It pretty much means that anyone with CGD (Chronic Granulomatous Disorder) is unable to fight infections easily without the help of extra antibiotics. Even the simplest of infections can prove to be fatal.
In October I have been invited to go to a CGD "get together weekend" for 3 days (2 nights) in Surrey. It's a chance for people who have CGD to have a chat with other people who have CGD. It also helps newly diagnosed families learn more about things related to it, such as inheritance (as there are different forms), medications, and generally anything to do with it. Apart from this there will be a chance to have fun with Halloween themed nights an activities!
There will be a monster ball, where fancy dress is welcome. Therefore, as I have quite a few things here, I have decided to dress up as a pirate! I thought it would make a change from being the "good guy". I spent 3 years straight dressing as David Tennant's version of "The Doctor" from Dr Who, and last year when we were in Florida I was Marty McFly, so to be a pirate this year will be a good change! I'll post photos once I have finished putting it together.
I think I am one of the oldest people in the UK with CGD. I could be wrong, but out of everyone I talk to on the CGD Facebook page, I believe this to be true. There are older in America, but only a small handful.
Righty oh then, cool pirate costume to come in the next couple of blogs!
Ok, that is all for now, so i'll update soon!