Our local postman (Joe) dropped off a stout and hefty package from Prince August for me today. Â He was delighted to “lighten his load” by getting rid of the package and he wasn’t surprised when I showed him the contents – metal bars and a myriad of casting equipment!Â Â After a very busy Christmas period, he tells me he is still delivering some “Yuletide” packages which got caught up in the rush and unfortunately didn’t arrive in time! Â Such was the popularity of “On-line” shopping this year, he said he felt like he should have been wearing an “Amazon” uniform, as nearly every second package was from the on-line retailer of the same name! Â Now that I have taken delivery of these necessary metal making hardware items, I’m ready to embark on casting my first metal figures – very exciting indeed! Â I also received some metal mannequins from Martin Hille (in Germany) as a basis for a bit of figure sculpting I have planned – but more on that later. Â In the meantime, I’ll set myself up to get these casting done – so hopefully in my next posting, I’ll be able to show the the successful fruits of my labours! – cheers for now.