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One Year Later – The Climb #300

Friday 17th November 2017 Tomorrow I have another tournament.  This time it’s Bucklerthon, the event where just a year ago I won my first medal. Back in the summer of 2016 I was very frustrated with my swordfighting.  I’d put in a good 6 months of additional training with the aim of seeing some improvement [...]

2017-11-18T23:17:11+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Social Butterfly – The Climb #298

Wednesday 15th November 2017 Friends have been moaning me about our annual board games meetup.  Every year for the last few years since I got my own house I have my friends come over for the day and we play boardgames.  Each year there’s a different game.  The first year it was Shadows of Brimstone, [...]

2017-11-16T19:22:50+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Local Friends – The Climb #297

Tuesday 14th November 2017 I’m a bit annoyed. I went out this morning to try the car again and yes, it’s making the same judder.  I’d hoped that  letting the engine cool overnight might have cleared the issue, but alas. Which means it now needs a potential expensive garage visit.  On the plus side, I [...]

2017-11-16T19:23:30+00:00 November 15th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Car Troubles – The Climb #296

Monday 13th November 2017 So just what I didn’t need… the car has started playing up. I went to training tonight and getting into the car afterwards I noticed that the engine management light was on and the car was juddering when accelerating.    Seeing as I only just got the car serviced it was unlikely [...]

2017-11-14T23:53:53+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Time For Friends – The Climb #295

Sunday 12th November 2017 Today has been a day for friends.  Given how hectic the last few months have been it’s been pretty good to unwind. Sparring was in Reading today and whilst not so much of a journey, it still ate up a large part of my day.  After a decent breakfast, I loaded [...]

2017-11-13T16:46:03+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sword Diplomacy – The Climb #294

Saturday 11th November 2017 After moaning that I’m feeling a bit burned out you’d think that I’d take a weekend off the swordfighting.  That was the original plan and I’d arranged to hang out with a non-swordfighting friend today and just have a bit of a mini adventure.  But that fell through and then this [...]

2017-11-12T17:43:54+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Exhausted & Lethargic – The Climb #293

Friday 10th November 2017 This has seemed like a long week.  I still feel exhausted after Swordfish. Whilst I’ve been getting the normal amount of sleep I’m not feeling refreshed when I wake up.  I have a tiredness that goes beyond pure sleep and I’ve been feeling drained all week.   Infact it goes back all [...]

2017-11-11T23:33:16+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Back To Editing – The Climb #292

Thursday 9th November 2017 So while I’ve been busy focusing on my swordfighting I’ve been thinking about book 2. I actually did some editing of the book today which I’m quite pleased about.  It was only a chapter, which isn’t a huge amount.  But I’m always slow to start after a break, and I thought [...]

2017-11-10T13:03:07+00:00 November 10th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Lessons In Patience – The Climb #291

Wednesday 8th November 2017 There’s a reason I try to progress the swordfighting and writing in parallel. Back in the summer of 2016 I was incredibly frustrated with my swordfighting.  I’d put in a solid 6 months of hard effort to try and become decent.  I was doing OK and improving but I was far [...]

2017-11-09T19:10:45+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments