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As [livejournal.com profile] ghostpaw told me I should be looking this up:

Sussex Rapier School:
http://www.hadesign.co.uk/SRS/

However after a good read of their website, I think I'll be giving this a miss because of cost and space. While borrowing to start is a good plan, I don't have the money to buy or space to store more clothing or armour. I'd love another hobby, but they're queuing up for both space and funding ATM.

So why'd I post? Because others may be interested.
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I realise this is the most often repeated item in my journal, but it's relevant to so many situations. I also realise it's not written about WW1 or WW2, but I don't think that matters.

May we remember those who have fought in all wars, and the sometimes folly of such fighting.
________

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

2.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Someone had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

3.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

4.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre stroke
Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

5.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

6.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred.

Copied from Poems of Alfred Tennyson,
J. E. Tilton and Company, Boston, 1870
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OK, so I appreciate the Irony of posting to say I'm not posting. Live with it. But basically, todays two short posts will have to make up for the lack of a long and interesting one. I still promise both yesterday's posts though not today.

Today has been an interesting day. Got Prince Caspian (BBC, 1989) on DVD. Not sure it's the full version, will have to check. Worth watching the first half regardless just to see Reepicheep!! I'd forgotten how much I love that mouse!

Also picked up a second useful generic wooden box from the British Heart Foundation, this one was £2.50, the last was £1.75. I consider these good investments, for one can never have too many generic storage containers. It's also stopped me buying a new one online for about £15-50, so these are definitely worth it. Will keep popping into BHF in case there are more.

There, enough of a post for you? Better than "This is a post" at least.

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