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Playing With 500 Year Old Swords – The Climb #319

Wednesday 6th December 2017 Today probably wasn’t the best day to be ill. A group of us had arranged to go up to the Wallace Collection in London to handle some antique swords from the period of the style that I fight.  I would be handling actual 500 year old weapons that I train to [...]

2017-12-07T21:31:29+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

The Writer’s Voice – The Climb #318

Tuesday 5th December 2017 It seems there’s a new bug going around and I’ve come down with it. Over the past 24 hours, 2 of my friends have come down with this light flu.  You’re basically bunged up and your muscles and joints ache like they do with a normal flu. It seems to pass [...]

2017-12-07T09:58:14+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Bought A Load Of Star Wars Stuff – The Climb #317

Monday 4th December 2017 I’m trying really hard not to spend much  money this month.  A combination of tournaments, physio, travel and swords has started eating into my savings, and I feel I need an easy few months to get things back to where they were.  People also owe me money which doesn’t help. So [...]

2017-12-05T16:06:51+00:00 December 5th, 2017|The Climb, Toys|0 Comments

Refinding My Mojo – The Climb #316

Sunday 3rd December 2017 After a terrible week, today I started to find a bit of my mojo today. Driving to sparring this morning I found myself getting fired up for the first time in over a week.  It probably makes sense, given that I’ve found that it takes me a week to 10 days [...]

2017-12-04T17:37:45+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Self-Care Day – The Climb #315

Saturday 2nd December 2017 Today was a self-care day. This last week has been absolutely brutal.  It feels like everything I’ve touched has gone to horseshit, whether it be swordfighting, writing, relationships or the day job.  Overall, things are going well enough for me to realise this is just a bad week rather than get [...]

2017-12-03T17:30:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Games, Health, Movies, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The First Xmas Party Of The Year – The Climb #314

Friday 1st December 2017 Today has been a busy end to a really shitty week. I had a meeting with day job colleagues today which meant that I had to be up and travelling this morning.  It’s not often I get to see the rest of the team, and very rarely do we all meet [...]

2017-12-02T12:40:27+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

A Tough Week – The Climb #313

Thursday 30th November 2017 This week is determined to kick my arse. As I continue to lick my wounds from swordfighting, I’ve tried to change my focus to my writing.  It’s usually been a good way to continue to move forwards whilst one area of my life is suffering a setback.  But even that’s not [...]

2017-12-02T12:42:15+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Busy Day – The Climb #312

Wednesday 29th November 2017 Today’s been a bit of a busy day.  It started with a trip to Morrisons for the avocado I needed for breakfast.  The weather really seems to have turned in the last week or so with frost on the ground and a need to wrap up warm.  I suppose it’s not surprising [...]

2017-12-01T01:41:22+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Losing My Mojo – The Climb #311

Tuesday 28th November 2017 I’m quickly coming to the conclusion that my current malaise is due to the change of season.  A number of people I’ve spoken to in the last week or so have said that they feel a bit sluggish coupled with a feeling of not wanting to be bothered. Mine seems to [...]

2017-12-01T01:40:34+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Feeling A Little Flat – The Climb #310

Monday 27th November 2017 I keep reminding myself that tournaments take it out of me.  The worry, the focus, the physical exertion… it all adds up and I’m learning that for a week to ten days afterwards I’m a little flat. Life is excellent at the moment.  Overall, things are going brilliantly.  Whilst the day [...]

2017-11-29T00:10:58+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments