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At my age, I guess I ought to accept there are limitations to what you can do or learn.
Now take clay pigeon shooting.
I've been a few times with friends and because Cleveland has plenty of clubs and places to shoot I decided I'd take it up as a hobby.
So there I am chatting to a bloke who owns a farm and hosts a shooting club.
'Are you into shooting birds?' he said.
I said, 'Yes and no. I can't see the point in shooting dozens of the wee feathered things, just for sport, but I can see myself shooting a a brace of peasants (I thought it was funny, but he didn't notice) and eating them, but more than that, I think it's pointless'
He then told me he shot fifty the other week on an invited shoot in North Yorkshire.
Think I put my foot in it, these shooting fishing types are easily miffed.
Second thoughts, I think I'll stick to clays, and I'm not even a Buddhist or a vegetarian.
After shooting about a hundred clays, I ended up with a sore shoulder and backache. Maybe I should stick to writing - it only makes your brain ache.
Well, I've got work to do and if you are reading this in the UK maybe you should get back to yours!

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Alex Nath on 23 October 2010 11:25
I have just finished reading your book and actually really enjoyed it. I know that there may appear a degree of bias being your son and all but i did trully enjoy it and am waiting in anticipation for the next installment. Also I bet I beat you in the clay pigeon shoot today ha ha ha!!!!
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Bren on 25 February 2011 13:13
I shoot clays too Fred. Our gun is very old and has just been put out of commision after it went off on it's own - thankfully when it was pointing at the ground! Love the shoot on boxing day in the frost in amongs the pine trees with a mince pie and a wee dram. We don't always restrain ourselves when a pheasant walks by. I agree about shooting a brace compared to en masse. Don't see the point. More sporty though. Exciting too with the beaters and the sudden uprising of the birds. Back to sorting the pages of my book.....
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