In preparation for The Big Adventure (I am getting more and more excited/ nervous as each day passes) I am doing some serious walking to toughen myself up and get fit. Today was a particularly lovely two hour stroll, covering 8 miles, through Epping Forest to Chingford via Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and then back round to Buckhurst Hill.
I saw two rabbits, loads of squirrels, a cow and some tired children who could no longer peddle their bikes up the hill and had resorted to dragging them behind them. The smallest one in the group was getting left behind like a baby duck, I felt quite sorry for him. I did however manage to figure out an introduction to the play, which is nice.
I urge any of my UK based readers to attend The Big Adventure if they are near any of our venues and offer us any spare change you have or food, it will be gratefully received! I'm relying on you to spread the word!
Onto other matters..we have a new blog linked and yet another member of the Telford massive called Fulla, who has a nice taste in jumpers, big shoulders and a lot of love to give. I have met him and I like him.
Can I remind you that this DeLay themed caption competition needs some captions so get stuck in!
On a more serious note, it seems that Rice and Cheney have fell out over tactical blunders in the Iraq war, which is a real shame. Was Rice playing the latest polls (with a view to running for President one day) that point to an electorate that no longer sees Republicans as any better than Democrats on defence? Bush is also in the process of hitting a new low, with only 36% of respondents saying he was doing a good job.
I think my raft of posts on the rise of the right in the US and further thoughts on the development of an American Empire will have to wait until I get back from The Big Adventure but they will come, of that you can be sure.
"Gustavus Adolphus, Turenne, and Frederick, as well as Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar have all acted upon the same principles. These have been: to keep their forces united; to leave no weak part unguarded; to seize with rapidity on important points.
Such as the principles which lead to victory, and which, by inspiring terror at the reputation of your arms, will at once maintain fidelity and secure subjection."