Anyway, laid up with no form of entertainment, the hospital does have TV on bedside but its a long story as to why I did not. I remembered a comp. from my youth; 'Write a set of Wargame Rules on a Postcard'. So away I went and came up with race game. Making racers from plastic spoons, a stand/direction marker (which always points north & determines the angle of turn) from a paper pill pot, these along with a dice app on my phone and bits and pieces on a dinning tray/trolley for an ever changing circuit did the biz. After a couple of goes I got the feller in the next bed interested and by the end of my stay we had a little ladder going. Winning the top prize,a bar of chocolate (!). I did feel a bit of a shark as I did write the rules (he, he). This went to Mrs. PZ for Valentine's Day (romance isn't dead).
|Spoon Speeders Jockeying through a Gap|
|Race to the finish|
My loot from Call to Arms.
Well thanks again guys and thanks to the staff at Swindon Hospital for their care.
Next post back to the campaign.