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June update

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post, and in the in-between times since then and I now I seriously considered shuttering fabergemonkey.com. Too much history in these posts, too much fancy and frolics and unabashed soul-searching. No matter, the website is as part of me as not... "I am the law..."

I managed to finish W100 of my law degree at the end of May. The final few units and weeks were a little bit of a slog, partly down to my own temperamental and mercurial approach to study during that time. However it is done with. It has been an interesting experience and I have (mostly) enjoyed the journey. I am surprised that I find law and its intertwining with society and culture as interesting as I thought it would be. I think this module, in some form or another, should be taught at schools so everybody has a grounding in and understanding of such a fundamental part of their lives.

Regardless, roll on October and W200...


In case you didn't know, the command above is one of the ultra-important ones on an archery field that means you have to stop whatever you are doing until told otherwise. No loosing of shots, no nothing.

I have been shooting for a few months now and am thoroughly enjoying it. I haven't been able to make all the sessions (Tuesday can be difficult for me) but when I do it is generally a blast, although poor performance on my part can bring me down a peg or two.

The Friday just gone was our regular monthly (during the summer) Toad Warwick event. I shot a Junior Warwick, meaning that after six practice shots I had to shoot two dozen arrows at 40m and two dozen at 30m. As these are the furthest distances I have attempted it was a natural choice.

And I didn't do too badly. Out of a possible 216 points per distance I managed (from my point of view anyway) a respectable 162 and 182 points respectively. Not bad for a first time. I am looking forward to the next one to see if I can better my scores. It also means that I am probably of a standard to achieve my Tockington 200 badge at both distances (200 or more points from three dozen arrows).

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