Saturday, February 24, 2007

Did this really happen ?
I went for a range day, turned up at the appointed time at my local TA centre, was told that I'd missed the truck going to the range, but was issued with a rifle, ammunition, and told to make my own way to the range. So, one November morning I rode my motorbike through Birmingham to Kingsbury range in civvies with an SLR and 100 rounds of 7.62 ammo.
That day, as well as the SLR I fired a Sterling sub-machine gun, very odd, the thing pulled to the right, so when I loosed off a few rounds on automatic I nearly fell over backwards ! Lucky this was well known, so the magazine I was given only had 8 rounds in.

Friday, February 23, 2007

I'm the thin one, at the end. Not the Lance Corporal. He was a good guy, served in Northern Ireland, and could take anything thrown at him. He taught me that 'you never know, I joined the RE to learn how to be a civil engineer, yet found myself being shot at in Londonderry,'.
I was a Sapper, in the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers Territorial Regiment.

My Regiment;
That SLR done well by me, it had a plastic stock, everybody else had an SLR with a wood stock.
Just nice to be different !

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thursday. Bored. Talked to an agency about a contract, they think I would be the ideal candidate but me, I'm not so sure. It is mainly dealing with finance, business planning and Sarbanes Oxley, whoever he is. And support, so I don't think so. Plus the daily rate isn't all that good (its in Peterborough, at a certain diesel engine maker)
What have I done ? A couple of decent sessions on the bouncy ball, drank more wine and beer last night.
Pah, thats not much, is it. Eat too much, pancakes Tuesday, crisps and cheese last night.

Snow ! (2 weeks ago)

Oh, and Hosni Mubarak is a cunt and islam is a violent, bullying cult.
An Egyptian court has sentenced a blogger to four years' prison for insulting Islam and the president.

Monday, February 19, 2007

New Toy !
My new Weihrauch HW97K, .177 cal. Next, is to actually fire it !

Went to see my little girl in Bristol, Jordan has now had his insurance sorted out and goes to collect a new Marin hardtail this morning. Had a nice meal at the Port of Call, a surprisingly good mushroom strogannof. But when I order a meal, I didn't want a salad and stuff, just the bloody mushrooms and some rice. Dam salad, damn it to hell.
Cold and damp. Went out and bought lager and wine last night. And drank it. And eat too many crisps.

My new mtb, I just finished building this. Next - riding it !
Cowards honoured:

Two World War I soldiers who were shot dead for cowardice but pardoned 90 years later have been formally honoured on a war memorial.

I'm disgusted by this, men that ran away are pardoned.
But in a twist of fate, a close relative to cowards - a man that sent many French Jews to their deaths died today:

French Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, convicted of sending French Jews to Nazi camps in World War II, has died, aged 96.

So on the same day it became acceptable to honour cowards, another coward died.

On a similar vein, lots of young, cowardly kids have been shot by their young, cowardly friends.