Friday, 23 May 2014

Bloggers Summit in Madrid

...oh! well, not a crowded one (just two of us) ...but consider the high quality of the meeting attendants!  :-)

Yes, our famous Canadian blogger Curt from Analogue Hobbies stopped by Madrid in his spring European tour visiting the UK, the Netherlands and France and we both have the opportunity to share some locally made beer and tapas (no Rioja this time!).

Curt is an active and very respected blogger and a fellow member of the Lardite brotherhood, also very well known for organising a global annual painting contest (recently concluded in its fourth edition). If you (unlikely) has not visited his blog yet, don't waste your time: a must for any wargaming aficionado and you'll find the quality of both content and photos a source of endless inspiration to your games and painting work.

Although this was the first time we met face to face, it was like if we have known each other from long ago. Actually this has been an unexpected bonus of my blogging activity: the strong bonds emerging from our shared interests the hobby... and the impressive ability of the social media to establish links among people separated by continents and oceans!

It was a similar experience when I visited Salute in 2012 and met the Lard crowd at the Fox’s or when Steve from Norseygamer (another Lardista!)  stopped at Madrid briefly when touring the Iberian Peninsula’s Napoleonic battlefields.  

So if any you blog readers happened to come to Madrid, do not hesitate a minute to contact me and I’ll make my best to share some drinks and tapas in my city and/or organise a game in our local club.


  1. That is one of the things I enjoy in our hobby; friends on every continent!

  2. Looks like you both had a good time. But who wouldn't with that food and beers! I'm not jealous, oh no!!!

  3. It was wonderful being able to meet up with you Benito (and to enjoy the great beer and tapas)! I look forward to returning to Madrid so I can meet up with the rest of your group for a game.

  4. Beer and tapas!!! Great!!!
    Sadly, I have been unable to meet you this time, but I´m very happy to see Benito has showed you our "secret weapon": Jamón Serrano.

    Enjoy your fantastic trip!!!

  5. Cruzcampo, Tapas and decent weather, sounds ideal! :-)

    I've nominated you for a Liebster Award on my own blog btw and I hope you take that in the spirit intended. Obviously if you've already been nominated, don't feel that you have to go through it all over again.

    1. Thank you Jim. Not aware of any other nomination so far

  6. Nice - the refreshments look enticing!

  7. Excellent... I agree its great what the internet has done to make the world a smaller place and a chance for these friendships to blossom... great pic too, cant help but think; "It comes in pints!? I'm having one!"...

  8. I can see the high quality indeed.It's yellowish and you both have 3/4 to go :-) Good to see you both had fun and I will let you know when I will visit Madrid in the future. Cheers

  9. Excellent coverage. Sounds like a great opportunity to leave the boundaries of the bloggosphere.


  10. Jamón serrano, mmm...
    If you're inviting bloggers to that count me in! I'll give you a ring next time I visit my brother in Madrid ;-)

  11. DO NOT hesitate! You'll be welcome indeed

  12. Benito, that's a great post! A fantastic looking beer, and a wonderful plate of serrano ham! Does life get better than good food and good friends?