yesterday I hsd a nice TV evening. . first off, TopGear in BBC2.It was hilarion, and especially the team's attempts to convert sports cars into trains and run them.It was folloqed by the ever interesting Coast, this time about Sweden's Baltic coast.tThey had an item there about the wreck of the Vasa. Fascinating.I really must go and see it myselfone of these days.. then I will have seen all sailing warships still in existence. i have already visited HMS vuctory andUSSS Constitution. programmes like Coast you would not get on Dutch TvV.Afterwards there was an interesting item onArte about Tsingtau,ImperialGermany's model colony in China (at least, untilWW 1).
i confess to being an unrepentantBBC and Arte addict.This morning i wokr wit cats on AnimalPlanet.delightfull!!
i confess to being an unrepent ant BBC and arte addict.Let's see what's on tonight. sometging interesting I guess.It reminded me of somethijng else.Playing a game yesterday reminded me how the games helped my education. Ot only did they promote an interest in history, they also gthaught geography whilst playing. not always useful geography. tTo this day I do not knw where inFrance the town of Grancelles is which I found onPanzer Leader maps. it also is a great social environment.what more could I want.Less strange tables.This reminds ne of the stragest table I everfound in a boardgame. inthe S.PI. Classic thp"John Cartwr, warlord of Mars, there is the weirdest table ever. You see, the plot is that the beautiful Martian princesses always managed get kidnapped by lovestruck villais, so theHeroes havw to set off in pursuit. when the heroes get close the villain can try to perform an " unspeakable act"for which he gets to throw a die on thr " unspea kable act table". mind you, not everyrhing can go the villaun'.s way, because on possuble result is:"Woman kills villain with hidden dagger( allwomen have hidden daggers).Personal note: NOW THEY TELL ME! i just sp ent the night in a feverish imagination, wondering just wWHERE these women hide their daggers. i could make a few suggestions, but they would never pass rhe censor.(Chorus fromthe left:"bad Frank! naughty Frank! no playing John Carter for a shile!) you can find my review of this gameboth on the Casus Belli andDucosim websites.
A verey happy remibiscing Frank
Thousend times thanks!
To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,
On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther