Today is ANZAC day in NZ and Aussie, the same as remembrance day in the UK.
Many Kiwis attend dawn services to commemorate the fallen servicemen of all wars.
I didn't attend.
Not because I don't care, but for other reasons.
The main one is that I remember our fallen comrades every time I take a little drinkie. Many of my friends and former comrades have been killed in the past.
On exercise in Germany when the Crabs (RAF) managed to drop an entire f*cking battalion into the Kiel Canal. I lost two friends then.
One, a Lieutenant, was dropped right into the middle of the canal and drowned.
Another was removed from this planet quite spectacularly (if not pleasantly) when the f*cking Crabs managed to arrange a heavy drop (land rovers and other heavy equipment) right onto a recently used personnel drop zone, and squashed him into Raspberry jam.
I lost mates in Aden, The Falklands, Belize, Northumberland (DON'T ever try to crawl under a Bedford 4 Tonner when it's sinking into mud), and Iraq.
I remember them.
I don't think they would want to get up at Sparrow-Fart to attend a bloody church service, they'd prefer a drink.
The other reason is that I'm in a lot of pain.
Yesterday at NLHS, after quite a pleasant day (only teaching two classes, both perfectly behaved, and only one threated knifing) I became aware that I had a very painful coccyx.
Even sitting at a computer was painful. I have absolutely no idea how I damaged it. I didn't do anything strenuous (as if I ever would), but the pain just started.
Even after a hot bath at home it was still really uncomfortable, and eventually I gave in and went to bed.
I fortified myself with Panadol x 2, hot milk, honey and nutmeg with just a (large) dash of brandy, a long acting Codeine tablet (filched from my beloved's supply) and just in case, a glass of the product of Islay's best known distillery.
I awoke at 9 this morning, still in pain, but not as much. I'd really like to know WTF triggered it off, but I'll cope.
My Beloved's flight issue is still not resolved, I'll do some more tonight.
IF I can stand for the pain produced by sitting at the computer.
I wonder if it would work if I used her laptop while lying in bed.
|Seems to work for this lovely young thing.|
Wonder if it will work fro me?
Might be worth a shot.