Look what I found at the bottom of the garden whilst hacking back the jungle . Many years ago I did quite a lot of voluntary work with the National Trust on Hadrian's Wall helping on various excavations and visited the wall several times a year . On most return trips I used to call in at Carlisle Museum to look around their bookshop , they sold at one point resin casts of various Roman statues that where in the museum . It must be 30 years ago since I bought this one , it is of three Genii or spirits ( Genius Culcallati ?) each wearing a hooded cloak and carrying an egg in their right hand - a symbol of good luck . There is a theory that they are the forefathers of the humble garden gnome .
Of course I made the rookie mistake of not adding a scale to the first photo so here's a second with Charlie for scale .
Believe it or not there is wargaming going on in the background - but not very photogenic , working my way through he Spartan C&C expansion . Back to Toy Soldiers next week !