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21 09, 2017

Delivering On My Crazy Plans – The Climb #242

2017-09-21T12:50:43+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 20th September 2017 I stayed off the day job today because I’m still not feeling 100% but my plan is to go back tomorrow.  However, despite the cold, I’ve been feeling incredible due to the external validation my new world ranking has given me. At the start of this year I said I wanted [...]

20 09, 2017

The Countdown To Swordfish – The Climb #241

2017-09-20T14:05:36+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting|0 Comments

Tuesday 19th September 2017 The highlight of today was when I walked to the shops to get some fresh air and some supplies.  It nearly killed me and I needed to have two naps this afternoon as a result. I’ve been really restless today.  Just sitting at my desk has somehow made my back ache, [...]

19 09, 2017

Ranked 57th In The World – The Climb #240

2017-09-19T15:12:45+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Monday 18th September 2017 I took today off the day job ill today.  I woke up with a sore throat and heavy eyes, and made the decision that this isn’t something to power through.  I pushed myself over the weekend to ensure I competed and sparred but I’m not feeling better and so it’s time [...]

18 09, 2017

The Product Of Hard Work – The Climb #239

2017-09-18T12:07:55+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 17th September 2017 There was a time when I got excited about birthdays.  Now they just make me feel old. I’d not really planned to do anything for my birthday today.  I’d figured I would be knackered from yesterday’s tournament and would want a quiet one.  I was, however, determined to make it to [...]

17 09, 2017

Silver Medallist – The Climb #238

2017-09-17T21:13:47+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Swordfighting|0 Comments

Saturday 16th September 2017 I had a very rough night last night.   By the time I went to bed, I was doubled up in pain with stomach cramps.  I seriously thought that if I didn’t improve overnight I was possibly going to have to drop out of the tournament today. I made a point of [...]

16 09, 2017

Pre-Tournament Nerves – The Climb #237

2017-09-15T23:16:19+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Friday 15th September 2017 By the time you read this, I’ll be fighting, as I have a big tournament tomorrow. I’ve been in an odd mood about this tournament.  Whereas I’ve known about Astolat and Fightcamp all year, the tournament tomorrow has only come about in the last few weeks.  And after doing better than [...]

15 09, 2017

The Day The Music Died – The Climb #236

2017-09-15T12:34:16+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Music, The Climb|0 Comments

Thursday 14th September 2017 I listen to a lot of music while I work.  My day job gives me Spotify Premium that whilst being reluctant to use at first (I prefer to ‘own’ my media) is now always playing, either on my computer at home, or on my phone. I’m not as much an audiophile [...]

14 09, 2017

Method Writing – The Climb #235

2017-09-14T23:52:47+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 13th September 2017 You’ve probably heard of method acting.  This is where an actor is so mentally invested in a role that even when not playing them they take on some of the characteristics.  It’s considered by many to be a very in-depth form of acting. I think I method write.  This occurred to [...]

13 09, 2017

The Cool Kid – The Climb #234

2017-09-13T01:04:13+00:00 September 13th, 2017|The Climb, Toys, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 12th September 2017 I was never a cool kid.  I was generally popular, but I was never part of the school social elite. It never really bothered me.  My head was a little fucked up in my late teens and 20s, and I was too busy dealing with that to worry about being cool.  [...]

12 09, 2017

The Emotional Rollercoaster – The Climb #233

2017-09-12T13:44:01+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

Monday September 11th 2017 I like to think I have a pretty good sense of self.  Sometimes it might take me a day or so to realise my mood or frame of mind when I’ve had chance to unpack it all, but I can normally tell if something is off with me. Other than occasional [...]