Zoe Aubert

- Musician

After many years of playing the trumpet, I’m giving the French horn a go. Ended up going to the Paxman music store and selecting this horn. While many of the techniques are similar, the difference in fingering positions and intonation makes me feel like a beginner all over again.

French horn sat on a sheet
- TV

F Is for Family (Seasons 1 & 2) ๐Ÿ“บ

3/5 - Pretty good so far, could be tempted to raise it to a 4, but some of the jokes feel a little clichรฉ.

- Movies

The Birdcage (1996) ๐Ÿฟ

2/5 - I have mixed feelings about this one. (Spoilers ahead). There are some lovely moments, but some of the main characters are awful people, and it’s never resolved. They get away with treating people poorly when they should know better (Val), and it’s frustrating they’re never really confronted for it. I guess you could argue that part of the social commentary, but it left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

- Movies

Phantom of the Opera (2004) ๐Ÿฟ

4/5 - Overall, very good, having only ever listened to the soundtrack, it was good to get some context for the music. Makes me want to see it live even more.

- Warhammer, Painting Competition 2022

This year I decided to take part in a “pick a random start collecting box and paint it” competition. I happen to pick the Genestealer-Cults box, which was the 4th largest. Which, as a slow painter, is scary. I now have 8 weeks to build, paint and present these models.

- Warhammer, Books

Finished reading: Deathwatch: Shadowbreaker (Warhammer 40,000) by Steve Parker ๐Ÿ“š

4/5 - Good read, the plot is engaging, and the imagery is well thought out. I was previously interested in Deathwatch, and this book has only interested me further. What surprised me a little was the interactions between marines of different chapters, which only adds to the depth of their character. Some basic familiarity with 40k, the primary loyalist chapters, the Inquisition and many Xenos factions is essential to get the most out of this book.

- Warhammer

Finally got round to finishing some test models for my new Tyranids army. Not all of them are finished, but I think I’ve narrowed down what scheme I want to do.

Grid of various Tyranid Termagant colour schemes

My first Wordle in 2 ๐Ÿฅณ

Wordle 386 2/6


- Gaming

My first Civ6 domination victory. I got lucky with a pair of early wars, leaving me an entire continent. The Mapuche’s loyalty tricks are fun, it allowed me to take a few cities and let the rest fall to me through loyalty issues. They’re a fun civ to play, I would recommend them.

Civ 6 victor screen showing a domination victory for the Mapuche
- Gaming

I’ve finally won my first Civ6 game. I was going for a religious victory but somehow ended up with a diplomatic victory. And it was on prince difficulty! (I was worried I’d have to lower it). Shout out to PotatoMcWhiskey’s videos, they taught me a lot and re-ignited my interest.

- Warhammer, Books

I finished reading Caves of Ice by Sandy Mitchell ๐Ÿ“š

4/5 - It’s hard to talk about this book without spoiling it. I enjoyed it a lot and ended up reading it surprisingly quickly. I’m very tempted to start a “small” Imperial Guard collection for Ciaphas Cain and friends.

- Warhammer, Books

I finished reading For the Emperor by Sandy Mitchell ๐Ÿ“š

4/5 - A great entry into the world of Warhammer books, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It conveys the grim darkness of the universe while being comical and approachable. I highly recommend it. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series

- Photography

Spent some time down at Farlington Marshes and got some great photos

The Little Egret is easily some of my favourite photos I’ve taken.