I am told by list of postings I have reached the number of 999 posts (this being my 1000th) , I'm a bit shocked by this ! , I originally started blogging in 2011 , unfortunately I rather lost my original blog due to"improvements" with Blogger (!?) but its still out there in the either Tin Soldiering On: February 2011 , so I have copied my first stumbling efforts in the wonderful world of blogging below . I must say I have found great pleasure in recording my hobby and coming into contact with a great bunch of like minded people who have kindly comment and encouraged me over the years - so here's to the next 12 years ! , Thank you one and all.