Sunday 9th October, 2011

It’s been an interesting week. Not quite as interesting as the ancient curse but we’re getting there, if only because the technician who works on my sites has handed in his notice and I’m currently staring down a doubled workload. To counter balance this, I’ve had to fit fourteen unspent holidays into the last quarter of 2011, so I’ll be working four day weeks for the next couple of months or so. I still have two days left over that I haven’t worked out what to do with.

Of course, my weekend started fantastically well because Wales made it through to the semi-finals of the rugby (union) World Cup. Not only that but the game against Ireland was actually worth getting up at six o’clock in the morning for. They will be playing France at the much more reasonable time (for me) of nine am. We’ll ignore the fact that this means the slightly less reasonable time of nine pm for the actual players…

Right, so back to website round-ups. As mentioned last week, I’ve got around to sorting out the swords and wasters I haven’t yet put on site, so that’s:

I’m considering putting a post together with the basic fencing kit (i.e. clothes) that I use, so that you have an idea of what we consider the minimum for the SSSSheffield [External Link]. However, the thought also makes me feel guilty as there’s more kit I need to buy, such as if I ever want to free-play with longsword wasters (aside from the wasters).

I also mentioned some ideas I was working on, didn’t I? Well, I’ve done the first draft of one and I’m looking at another two. I expected them all to be flash ideas and thus suitable for the site but the first one’s gone on a bit longer than expected (by about 2500 words). And, yes, I’m still basically killing time with some small projects while I wait for notes on 25 Ways. I have another long project wanting to be worked on and The Three Guineveres demanding to be let out, but I can’t afford to take them on if those notes are going to turn up soon. Bah!

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