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First of all thanks to everyone that came to my birthday party last Saturday. It was fantastic to see so many people, some of whom I hadn't seen for far too long. It was an excellent evening. Oh, and special thanks to those who helped tidy up the next day. Many people have already put up photos and I will put up the few I have at some point soon-ish. Thank you also for all the cards and presents.

One of my birthday presents was from the [ profile] thekumquat and is a weekend away with her in a fancy hotel. We are heading off there tonight and I'm really looking forward to it. Unfortunately this means that we won't see people in the pub tonight or at the ungoth party tomorrow. I hope you have much fun and we will see many of you next week.

Last night was my fencing clubs annual one hit epee competition. This is where we fence using the same rules as pentathlon fencing tournaments with each bout being decided on a single hit (also known as sudden death) and everyone gets to fence everyone else. It tends to be a lot most about not letting nerves get the better of you than the normal 15 point matches so maybe being half asleep helped. Anyway, much to my surprise, I won after winning 9 out of 10 bouts. So I now have a (fairly small) trophy in what I think is lacquered bronze which will have my name engraved on it. I usually fence in team events so this is the first individual competition I have ever won.

Date: 11 April 2003 06:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lovingboth

One of the things I used to like about fencing was the reminder about how easy it was to die way back when. Winning 9 out of 10? Still quite possibly dead, especially with a body hit.

Date: 11 April 2003 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Or at least I'd have got a nasty scratch on the arm. Dangerous things swords. I'm very glad that I will never have to fight someone with one for real.

Date: 11 April 2003 07:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lovingboth
Do arms count as targets with epees? I can't remember which weapon had which...

Date: 11 April 2003 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes for epee the whole body in on target. For foil it is torso only and for sabre it is upper body only.

Date: 11 April 2003 09:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry I couldn't make your party, but thank you for the invite :o) I'm glad it was a good one :oD

Date: 11 April 2003 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes shame you couldn't make it. Will you be at the next L'Amour?

Date: 12 April 2003 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations, sweetie.

Date: 13 April 2003 02:08 pm (UTC)
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