We descended yesterday on the excellent Angel Hotel in Chippenham for a final pre-DERT practice day, and it all went pretty well.
Up to a point. Because, just after lunch we had a little accident with one of our swords, proving yet again that having fixed wooden handles at both ends of the blade is not a guarantee of unbreakability.
To be honest, we had already realised this when a similar snapping event happened, and we have started reblading them already. I suppose that this just makes it all a little more urgent!
Anyway, just one crawl and one practice to go before the big day at DERT in Kendal. We can’t wait. See you there!
No light fittings were hurt during the making of this article.