Also busy at work although I have got all the Maltese photos ready to file and also put up on the still photo site see links page to our Smugmug store where there can be purchased from as little as 50p each. We are now ploughing through the daily deluge of Christmas orders, I think Mandy reported about 30 seperate packages going out this morning. The Malta trip all done and dusted is included in our Jan advert copy just pinged off to Classic Truck and vintage commercial magazine, they'll be wanting the next edition even earlier though as it all has to go to bed before the Christmas holiday.
I've also firmed up the data for my travelling companions on the April Mexico trip and made some cancellations to Bangladesh where our local agent has stepped in to confirm hotels locally, I hope he has a very special rate for us.
A large box arrived today from Hattons, they seem to have received a deluge from Oxford diecasts this week, I suppose getting up to date with some of the promised 2014 deliveries, they do tend to bring them out and indeeed sell them all by the shed load but then they are at affordable rates, looking forwards to their M&D decker next year and other liveries and models still to come. I'm not sure how much more I can squeeze in the cupboards and still have a pile of world trams in HO from Atlas which haven't been stored plus the first of the French railcars I've picked up from the same source which are really so cute that they have to find a suitable place, just yearning to have little motors fitted and be rambling around 1930s France or their colonies. I seem to still be in the running for some Atlas fire engines in 1/72 scale, I wonder how many of you actually collect diecasts or make models yourselves, would you welcome photos and reviews of them for instance but then the magazines all do that sort of thing.
Before I get all these Maltese photos stored away a lucky dip for you , remember all seen in service just a week ago!