This week I've been in France, with my daughter, visiting my sister who's lived in Toulouse since 1991. While my wife is home supervising some building work at Roundwood Towers, I've been left to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of a beautiful French city in great company.
Here's some of this week's inspiration...
For me (and for a few of you, I'm sure), part of our hobby of wargaming is getting inspired. And by this I mean the process of being somewhere or seeing something which makes you want to get back and keep on hobbying, painting, modelling, gaming, or just doing. 2013 has really been my "Year of the French", and I'd always planned a trip to France as part of it. While neither my sister nor daughter have any interest in things military, it was great to spend some time in the country I've been reading about all year and try and inflict my hamfisted attempts to speak French on unsuspecting Toulousians.
If you're ever in Toulouse, I'd recommend the Musée des Augustins de Toulouse (above) - a good place to spend a couple of hours.
So, no wargaming this post, but a more traditional service will be resumed over this weekend. I'm intending to make significant progress on the French weapons teams and artillery. And maybe post a couple of books reviews if I have time left - "German Strategy and the Path to Verdun" and "French Trench Warfare 1917-1918", both interesting reads which I finished while away.