Yes, something approaching normal service has begun. Today was Al Front's birthday; I got him a copy of David Beauchard's graphic novel Black Paths, about an ex-Arditi man in Fiume with D'Annunzio, and my partner got him an Airfix Gladiator I. Hopefully the Gladiator will show up on his blog in the future.
Today I received some more little metal soldiers in the post:
Medusa V patches. They fought well for me in Battle Zone Edethor during Op. Rolling Thunder (winning me the Macharian Cross and the Star of Terra), and I feel the need to commemorate their role in that with the patches - golden shields (Battle Group Imperators Aegis) with black swords (Army Group Gladius).
A few more models down; the lead mountain shrinks again...!