Year of the Offensive

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Snowgeddon – The Climb #323

Sunday 10th December 2017 Today was a rest day. After yesterday’s tournament disappointment I’d already decided that even if there was sparring today I wouldn’t be going.  Just as well really as I woke up to a couple of inches of snow. I got woken by Kate messaging me some writing support.  I didn’t mind, [...]

2017-12-12T02:03:56+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Games, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

I’m So Done With Tournaments – The Climb #322

Saturday 9th December 2017 I’m not going to lie, I’m actually glad that this was the last tournament this year. I’m not sure if it’s the pressure of tournament or that I’m not getting enough time to mentally and  physically recover, but as the tournament has gone on I’ve done progressively worse. The thing is, [...]

2017-12-12T01:14:26+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Tournament’s Eve – The Climb #321

Friday 8th December 2017 Tomorrow is my last tournament and I have a grand plan. This is the year of the offensive.  This is the year I’ve dedicated myself to going out and making things happen.  Last year I fought defensively and this was the year I wanted to change that. Looking back at the [...]

2017-12-11T02:06:00+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Swordfighting|0 Comments

The Pressure Of The League – The Climb #320

Thursday 7th December 2017 As suspected, I’m feeling a lot better today.  The flu symptoms seem to have disappeared as quickly as they came.  That probably means they’re going to linger and strike me down properly in a week or something but as long as I’m fine for Saturday's tournament I don’t really care. I’m [...]

2017-12-08T21:09:11+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting|0 Comments

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

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