Crikey!! I just caught sight of my clicker and saw it has been exactly 7 months since I had a cigarette.
According to the experts I should have no more cravings - wrong...the cravings are still there.
According to the experts I should be less out of breath - wrong...still wheezing and out of breath.
I have done this before (I lasted 18 months last time) which is why I am not presuming to refer to myself as a non-smoker or even an ex-smoker. I am and always will be a recovering smoker. I could dump this tomorrow and buy a pack o' tabs.
In the meantime, my kit has been dropped off for the lorry. And we have just been told by the Italians we will be dropped back in Milan 9 hours before the flight home - any ideas to kill 9hrs, you jetsetting bunch??
And some more thoughts on re-enactment:
like the others, lots of reasons: the historical side of things is interesting, researching & learning about how things were done. And learning to do stuff myself - so much more interesting than doing a history course at college And along those lines, the fact that it is interactive with the public - brings out the teacher in me and the gossip it's a good reason to spend my weekends playing instead of doing mundane 21st cetury things.
It's a way of seeing new places, new people, learning about new things.
It gets the kids outside every weekend instead of whinging about playing on the wii! It gives them an interest in history, and therefore an understanding of the way the world works and hopefully an interest in the world as it is tody, and will be tomorrow! It teaches them how to research, and why it's important to understand the whole issue in any situation, rather than just do it because we do it.
And fundamentally, because its fun.
and she asked Master Aginoth why he enjoys it:
So I can do nice things - like fighting.
It's better than playing on the wii, because it's real life.
Computers are not real life, so doing is better than playing.
Also, because its good to learn things, and knights and fighting are good things to learn about.