I hope everyone had a wonderful Xmas this year, for us it was a corker, but then I presume it’s always good to put things into perspective and remind yourself about what is important.
Christmas Eve was made even better with the brilliant presents under the tree.
And for the record, there was no Richard Armitage with a name tag signed For AgzyM on it and he better not have appeared under some other fan’s tree or I’ll scream bloody murder 😉
Believe me, the tree was big enough to accommodate a Richard slid under it (he’d have to be careful not to crease the red ribbon around his neck though) and I even decided to crank up the heater so he wouldn’t be chilly laying on the floor.
Nevertheless, I think Santa’s on to me which was made evident when I tore open the RA/Hobbit/dwarf box.
I got a wonderful collection of Armitage related goodies I’d like to share with you (the pictures NOT the presents to mitts off ladies!).
Firstly, as you may know my Magzy is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle
I had once stated that I’d actually give puzzling a try if I ever got jigsawed Thorin and I knew I had to keep my word when I opened two Hobbit-related puzzles (cracker not included, just a misguided and failed attempt to be more artsy…).
I’ve already completed the 500 piece Elf one and can only huff over how much bloody hair that sassy Thranduil has and how hard that part of the puzzle was.
I’ll be doing the other 1000 piece one tomorrow so look out Thorin and gang, AgzyM will be taking you part and putting you back together again!
Apart from the jigsaw puzzles, I also finally got my hands on The Hobbit: AUJ DVD.
I haven’t checked out all the footage yet, but is it just me or do we have to change the disc in the middle of the movie?
I also got a dose of Anime Thorin, a figure that fascinates many but just freaks Magzy out.
He stands proudly defending my bookcase, accompanied by my other Thorin figure which I got from my BFF Max last year in London.
Is it just me or is there CLEARLY a Lego Thorin missing from my Majestic Dwarf collection?
I’ll have to rectify that soon…
Anyway, the boys know what I value most in my home and stand guard!
Speaking of books, I also received an item that I had been pining for meaning a paper copy of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South.
I think I’ve mentioned it a few times that I’m very much an ebook convert and my Kindle is my prized possession, but there’s something wonderful about flipping pages, delighting in the smell of a new book.
The last piece in the Hobbit box is a bit of a head-scratcher.
May I present to you the Barrels out of Bond kit:
I must admit that I saw on Serv’s blog (can’t find the post), this set of figures of barrelled dwarves that you paint, I thought it’d be a great idea, impulse-bought it and forwarded the info to Magzy.
I thought I’d take my time and casually paint the figures as a long-term summer project.
This is how they looked on the picture that first caught my imagination:
This is what I got which on opening the box, made me say: The fuck is this???
(Anime Thorin serves to show you the size of the kit)
Clearly I should have focused more on the description because the figures are tiny.
Actually, they are so tiny I’ve had to ever so lovingly point to where the they actually are in the pictures.
There’s just no way that I’ll do anything more than dip the whole figure in paint and call it a day…
I have a feeling I’ll be selling these off very soon.
Apart from my Hobbit box I also got a ton of other goodies including a pink iPhone 5c and that’s where my nightmare
before after Christmas began.
iTunes hates me.
In fact it’s more iHateYouAgzy.
My relationship with iShit is so sado-masochistic I really do wonder why I bother until I take the phone into my hand, start caressing it and whispering: My Precious!
It turns out that an error had occurred in my archived file and I lost all the data from my old phone, but luckily a nice iMan managed to at least save my contacts although the rest is gone and I can’t seem to save anything on the i
iWanttoMakeYourLifeDifficult is still working incorrectly but I feel I need to let it go for today, admit that technology had kicked my arse and prepare for battle tomorrow.
Anyway, how was your Christams?
Dish about what you found in your stocking/under the Christmas tree 🙂