Its’ raining.

The day started with some interesting news, KTKC UK got a mention on Soldier Systems Daily which is a US military kit blog where I 1st read about KTKC in the US.

Back to the mundane. It’s raining cats and dogs. Unfortunately I needed to clean the car out in preparation for a long trip I’m going on later this week. Our charming Postlady came by to deliver a parcel and I got her to take a couple of snaps of me.

Raining

Raining

 

Raining

Raining

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A Sunday run with the Yorkshire Hash House Harriers.

Spent the evening at ‘Jack Tar Hotel’. Much gratitude to them. Awoke with a bit of a hangover and had a diet breaking bacon bap mmmm. Then JT drove us to the ‘Old Dolpin Inn’ on the outskirts of Bradford to RV with the Yorkshire Hash. Nothing like a fresh winters morning and lungs full bracing cold air to really confirm that you have a hangover.

A good circle in the pub after.

I don't remember what was so funny

I don’t remember what was so funny

Visitor's Down Down

Visitor’s Down Down

Yorkshire H3 have a ‘shite’ raffle after their circles. I won this rather fetching duster.

Tickle me, tickle me, you know where...

Tickle me, tickle me, you know where…

On the way home we stopped off for a final sober farewell to Knicker Elastic. Note Jack Tar’s kilted t-shirt.

Bye

Bye

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Saturday night out in Knaresborough

I had a great evening out in Knaresborough. Started with a farewell do for Knicker Elastic from the Harrogate Hash who is going back to Australia and then various pubs in Knaresborough with a variety of beers and live bands. Ended with a diet breaking fish supper.

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About and about – Name cards

Took the Harley to be MOT’d this morning. It was cold and wet. I went leathered up. This afternoon I went into Richmond to collect some KTKC name cards.

Card

Card

I also spoke to a number of people including the gentleman in the photo who is from some French islands somewhere exotic and had never seen or heard of the kilt before.

You've got a friend.

You’ve got a friend.

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More Medals

Another day doing medals. I popped out this morning to get my car MOT’d ran home and then walked back to the garage later to pick it up. Explained the KTKC concept to the guys at the garage and was well recieved.

Ribbons

Ribbons

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Medals

Spent the day mounting medals. By the way that’s not another kilt – it’s a copy of a Great War apron cover.

Medals

Medals

I only realised the that Lola was there when I saw her as I posted this.

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A Hash down in Patley Bridge

After a day of niff naff and trivia including a recce of a local cattery for Toodos and Lola’s coming holiday I ended up in Patley Bridge for a Hash with Harrogate H3. I had a chat with some locals before the run about KTKC and a photo shoot with the hi-vis kilt but on their cameras. After the run I put the multicam on for the after run down downs. I’ll publish quite a few photos so you can see the full glory of my handi work.

Side view

Side view

 

 

Front view

Front view

Another side view

Another side view

Front view. First beer for a week touches the lips.

Front view. First beer for a week touches the lips.
... and seconds later its gone.

… and seconds later its gone.

Diets going well(ish). I’ve managed to drop about 1/2 a stone – I’m not hungry but I would love a pizza, curry, BigMac…

I spoke to the health nurse at my doctors today. I was slightly suspicious of the Tesco cholesterol reading of 4.29. I’d had a proper blood test in March but was never given the result other than ‘no problem. In fact it was 4.8 so the 4.29 is not as unlikely as it sounded. Now but I would really love a pizza, curry, BigMac…

Lastly I would like to pay my respects to PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes murdered in a cowardly and despicable act whilst they went about their duty keeping the streets safe for the rest of us.

I am struck by the similarity between these 2 officers lured into an ambush whilst they sought to help and the murders of Private Thomas Wroe and Sergeant Gareth Thursby who went to help an Afghan soldier who murdered them in a cowardly and despicable act of treachery.

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