Thursday, July 26, 2012

My head feels like it's going to explode ...

and for once, it's not due to rampent stupidity! Instead 'THE FLU' has hit ...
or something ...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Who's Following Me #3


Christina LMT was one of the first bloggers I actually communicated with via e-mail.

Her blog Lucrative Pain is always a good read. Sometimes it's about her work as a licensed massage therapist, sometimes her studies, her girls, shooting or just life in general.

If you've not read her blog yet please head over there and say "hi", I'm sure she'ld love to see you.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Who's Following Me #2

The next blogger I’ve decided to profile here is LL*.

His profile reads:

“Today, I balance work and play as much as anyone can. All things remaining equal, play is more important. Life is short - it's important to make every day count for something, if only to yourself. I'm a former tinker/tailor/soldier/sailor who has now decided that maybe it really wasn't all done for nothing.”

I like that philosophy … especially the “Life is short - it's important to make every day count for something, if only to yourself” bit. I think I need to remember it more, especially on Mondays when I find myself wishing it was Friday! Mustn’t wish all the days away.

LL actually has THREE blogs (!!!) so go check them out and say “hi”.
- My Journey
- Virtual Mirage ... which is an extension/explaination of his "My Journey" blog
- Our Republic

*For all those wonder how I choose whom to profile, it's random. Maybe once I've caught up I'll be able to do it when new followers join!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

That's another camp down

Just got back from the Scouts Radio Camp with a new HAM radio operator - yes Miss 10 passed her Foundation Licence and is looking forward to getting on air.

It was a very interesting weekend. There were 11 kids - Miss 10 was the only female - and two adults sitting for the exam. The course was very full - it started at the basics and went right through not only the "stuff you needed to know for the exam" but also additional information around the hobby.

I was impressed with the kids (mostly) and how they took it in. The days were long - basically started at 9am each day (well, except for the Friday as we only got there at 9am) and then worked through until about 10pm each night. Some of the older ones stayed up later than that too talking about radio.

I helped out with the cooking, sat in on the course and helped Miss 10 study. So the days were very full! Friday and Saturday were also freezing cold - however, thankfully, Saturday evening / night was quite warm (compared to the 2degC nights we've been having) so sleeping in the tent was actually enjoyable last night!

So now Miss 10 just needs to wait for the licence to arrive in the post and her birthday present :) (Yes, she now wants a handheld UHF/VHF radio for her birthday)!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

So what's the next gun on your 'to buy' list ...

I've decided that I'm going to buy a .223 next. Still haven't quite decided which one - but thanks to some great input from my friends in GBC the Remington 700 is moving to the top of the list.

But what about you - what gun is next on your "to buy" list ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thoughts and prayers please

Miss 8 goes in tomorrow (Wednesday) for an operation on her ingrown toe nail - it's under a General so there are 'risks'.

Thanks :)

[Update]She's home - all went well. Thanks everyone![/UPDATE]

Monday, July 16, 2012

Who's Following Me ... #1

My "followers" list has hit 80 members (go me!) ... So I thought it was about time that I had a look through the list to see who was actually there and do a bit of a profile on each one ... well each one with a web address that doesn't take me to porn sites! (Anyone know how to cull followers?).

The first one that I've chosed to look at is A Girl and Her Gun.

Her brief bio reads: "I am a girl with a gun who believes strongly in my right to keep and bear arms as protected by the 2nd Amendment. This is my journey from a girl who was afraid of guns to a girl who carries one."

More of her story can be found in this post.

She started blogging in March of 2011 and has a very practical and personable approach. So if you've not read her yet pop across and say hi, I'm sure she won't mind you looking around.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Okay, I'll play ....

OldNFO has a map up of the countries he's been to.  Mine is not so impressive but I thought I would share anyway.  (Note, I excluded places where I only saw aiport terminals).

visited 20 states (8.88%)
Create your own visited map of The World.

Just done Shooting Buddy's:

visited 34 states (15.1%)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Prayers Needed

One of the bloggers I read regularly - Tin Can Assassin - has been airlifted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.  Please add your thoughts and prayers to mine.

[UPDATE] Thanks everyone - he's now posting from the ICU and complaining about the lack of bacon, which is a good sign :) [/UPDATE]

There are nice people in this world ....

Recently I blogged about getting an E-Reader and was asking for advice on what to look for etc. One evening shortly after this we were discussing it in GBC chat and a member there mentioned that he had a spare Kindle which he was happy for me to have if I paid postage!

After double checking that he was really, really, really, sure about this idea I said "thanks" and bought something that he was after off Amazon to the value of the postage.

Last Friday a package turns up with a Kindle in it - woo hoo !!!!!!!!  The girls were all over it especially the cover - it's  the HHGTTG "Don't Panic" one! 

So here's a big thanks to a fellow gunblogger :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Miss 8 Strikes Again

Miss 8 has just brought her breakfast bowl into the kitchen:

Me: "Thanks Love, you know what to do now?"

Miss 8 "Yes, unfortunately"

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Miss 8's Latest Observations

"Sometimes I just wish it was Friday"