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Aug26

Flash Bang!

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What a brilliant, brilliant day. I’m stiff as a board and I’ve rediscovered muscles long forgotten about but it was such good fun. I got to shoot a live pump action shotgun (killed one hostage), fire an 81mm mortar (best activity of the day), fire replica pistols (killed one photographer), enter a killing house, fight unarmed combat and throw training grenades (kaboom!).

I think I got around 20 punishment press ups which are the first I’ve done since school I think, met some nice people and got shouted at a lot. What more could you ask for!

Posted: Saturday, Aug 26, 2006 at 09:02 PM by jochta

Aug25

We’re In The Army Now

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Last Christmas I was bought a Special Forces Training Day, my brother-in-law got one too! So tomorrow we’re off to Sussex to shoot some guns! The activites are…

  • Close Quarter Battle School
  • Grenade Range
  • 81mm Mortar Range
  • Minefield Infiltration
  • Combat Shotgun (live firing range)
  • Close Protection Weapons Range

It’s going to be a blast, literally!

Posted: Friday, Aug 25, 2006 at 10:24 AM by jochta

Aug22

My Arm Hurts

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Fist batch of jabs today - Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Typhoid. My Yellow Fever expired two months ago (doh!) but luckily I don’t need it, that’s the one that makes you feel ill. I’ve got to go back for the Meningococcal ACWY and Hepatitis B vaccines next week. The following week I’ll have the 2nd Hepatitis jab.

Sounds like a lot, but I don’t mind jabs at all, I always watch them stick the needle in!

I’ll also be taking 11 weeks worth of anti-malarial tablets. All this for a website!

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 22, 2006 at 10:55 PM by jochta

Aug17

Tickets and Taxi

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My tickets arrived today and the taxis are booked. I have a list of vaccinations as long as my arm to have, hopefully most will still be up to date from my trip to Kenya a few years ago.

Only fly in the ointment is my daughter who is getting a little clingy and has already said she doesn’t want Daddy to go. I’m going to set up Skype and a couple of webcams so we can talk to each other though. Of course my son seems non-plussed at the moment!

I’m also hoping that the flight delays are out of the way before I go, it seems things are starting to get back to normal.

Posted: Thursday, Aug 17, 2006 at 08:15 PM by jochta

Aug15

Flights Booked

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I’m off to work in Mozambique for a few weeks in the autumn to design and develop a website for the documentation centre of the National Directorate of Geology. Flights were booked today, 7th Sep to 19th Oct. Getting excited now!

By the way you may have noticed that this is the first post for a while, not my fault honest! The host was having some difficulties which are now sorted hopefully.

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 15, 2006 at 10:09 AM by jochta

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