Mrs. Kinch at present (artist's rendering)
We had a spot of drama in the Kinch household over the last few days. Poor old Mrs Kinch had a bit of a turn in the front room a couple of days ago and we ended up taking a trip to Accident & Emergency. Fortunately, while there were a lot of awful things that it could have been - meningitis being the most obvious - it turned out to be a complication from a previous illness. Fortunately, it emerged that on this occasion, while Mrs Kinch has a spinal fluid leak there is no exterior wound to provide an avenue for infection. The result is a condition which is very unpleasant and painful, but not lethal. She'll be laid up for a few days and the forecast for the weekend is medium cranky with a boredom front rising, but all things considered it could have been a lot worse.
I am very grateful to the extremely patient and hard working staff who looked after her while we were in A&E. It was a long old stint, but their kindness and good humour made a trying situation more bearable. God bless them all.
Don't they look dashing
The last few days have not left much time for anything really, but one of the things that is happening at the moment is that Tim Gow is working on a set of rules called "Very Little Cold Wars", a Cold War turned hot version of HG Wells "Little Wars". I'm quite excited by this as I think it will allow me to play garden games with my 20mm Cold War stuff, which I think is probably the only way to play a convincing game involving modern tanks.
You'll find a battle report on Tim's blog here. He's also started a yahoo group to discuss the rules and the period, which you'll find here.