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Trying To Find My Focus – The Climb #269

Tuesday 17th October 2017 In my head, I’d go to Romania at the beginning of October and then have a full month until the next Wessex League tournament. However, I looked today and it’s the end of next week.  Which means that Swordfish is the end of the week afterwards. In many ways, I’m in [...]

2017-10-18T17:57:19+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Returning Home – The Climb #268

Monday 16th October 2017 Today I came home from Romania. I couldn’t sleep.  Maybe it was dehydration from the alcohol or maybe it was the fact that I was sad to bereturning home.  We had to be up and out at 5:30am so when I woke around 4:30am I found myself getting up to repack [...]

2017-10-17T23:20:38+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Drunken Smallsword In A Romanian Palace – The Climb #267

Sunday 15th October 2017 Today was my last full day in Romania.  In truth this weekend has been everything I could possibly want – an amazingly relaxed and chilled weekend that takes my mind away from a load of personal crap going on back in the UK Today had originally been intended to be our [...]

2017-10-17T11:58:39+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Judging The Longsword Tournament – The Climb #266

Saturday 14th October 2017 After yesterday’s migraine, I woke up feeling a lot better today.  Rather than dwell on things, I simply focused on the event at hand. I know tournaments.  I know that tension and excitement that precedes them as fighters ready themselves to be tested against each other.  Except today, I wasn’t fighting, [...]

2017-10-17T11:25:02+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Teaching Swordfighting In Romania – The Climb #265

Friday 13th October 2017 I should have seen Friday the 13th as an omen.  An event that starts on Friday 13th is doomed to be a catastrophe, right?  Well, it appears not as Optimus 2017 is proving to be an outstanding event.  Considering this is the first event the local HEMA group has organised, it’s [...]

2017-10-17T11:09:50+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Swordfighting, Travel|0 Comments

Staying In A Romanian Palace – The Climb #264

Thursday 12th October 2017 Today was the first day of my Romania trip. As I’ve previously said, I’m travelling to Bucharest with School of the Sword to act as an assistant instructor for an event that’s being held out there.  I’d seen from some of the promo videos that it look quite good.  However, I [...]

2017-10-17T11:00:45+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Personal Milestones – The Climb #263

Wednesday 11th October 2017 I make a lot of long term plans.  These can be connected with my writing career, my health or even my own personal development.  And if I possess one skill, it’s that I deliver on those plans. Behind that is nothing complex.  Each large goal is a lot of smaller goals, [...]

2017-10-17T10:49:02+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Misc, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Evolution – The Climb #258

Friday 6th October 2017 I’ve never believed in God.  Nor do I believe in fate.  I do, however, believe the universe gives you signs from time to time. In truth this is just your subconscious drawing meaning from your day, finding parallels that justify a position you probably have already unknowingly concluded.  But I’m a [...]

2017-10-08T01:43:04+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Health, Hype, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel, Writing|0 Comments

The Drudgery – The Climb #257

Thursday 5th October 2017 I’ve been a bit all over the place the last few weeks.  The Climb has been late going up and if I’m honest I’m feeling a little frustrated with progress on just about everything. Publishing moves glacially slow.  Books are big complex things and so they take time to get right, [...]

2017-10-08T01:41:10+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Long And Busy Day – The Climb #256

Wednesday 4th October 2017 Today was a ridiculously busy day that left me completely exhausted. I was up early this morning to go to the gym.  Given I was still knackered after yesterday’s busy day, I was feeling tired before I even got there.  I did some work to get my glutes activating and left [...]

2017-10-05T18:26:47+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments