Bows arrows and skeet

Bro’s off to Brisbane to take part in the Ozzy national archery championship. He only started to go all ‘Sherwood’ a couple of years ago and now competes at national level. Coooo indeed. Allatsea’s only claim to fame and achievement is sitting next to Dave Hill from Slade on a flight back from Norway……………..once. Not very impressive. Oh yes and I did win a Mars bar once for shooting 25 skeet straight at Kingsferry gunclub, but that seems like ages ago.

The firearms officer was round this morning, the 5 yearly visit to make sure all is well on the gun keeping front. Thankfully it was so I shall save up a weeks wages and buy a few boxes of cartridges. Haven’t been to Kingsferry for nearly 2 years, far too long ago. Skeet is actually something I really, really, enjoy doing. It has two main draw backs though. One/it’s eye wateringly expensive when you get serious with it and Two/ the nearest specialised ground is a 100 mile round trip away. There’s also a third drawback but it’s an awkward one to deal with. Most Skeeters are either dreadfully dull (they take anality to the highest levels) OR they’re so foul mouthed they even make old sailors blush. The social side of it is hard to get into, too much so.

Madam allatsea is painting the town red tonight. She says. Two halves of lager and a bag of chips might not seem like high living to many folks but to us, it’s the very pinnacle of what it’s all about. Shame I’m on nights…..sigh. When Margate Badminton club gets cranked up and is ready for a night out there’s just no stopping them so I didn’t even try.

Six eggs today. Six eggs from six chucks. Very good. Bless them.

About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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