Late night missive from the Orchard.
ARF 24th Birthday went relatively ok. Agent enjoyed presents of the ‘box set of Game of thrones’ cards T-shirts wipers for his battletank etc. For Father’s Day, he gave mrPT an unwrapped, used DVD that we suspect was his own. However comrades this is something and is edging towards giving a gift and maybe one day a card to EN2.
arf Partridge has always struggled most with en2’s. He really found men very hard to judge in terms of physicality and how much kicking to give. En2 is a gentle not into kicking type fella which was very alien to young boy arf partridge. He has a very close and loving relationship with en1’s father, cavalry grandpa. agent adores him. Lots of gentle and respectful treatment both ways there. but man in the role of an En2 is a step too close to young agent and therefore in the ARF code deserves particular treatment. Scorn. Snorting and general aggression being top. This considered agent has come a long way.
En1 felt sorry for En2 who didn’t get a card from agent we have sacrificed so much for beyond the calls of duty.
Agent did have a celebratory time with wider orchard. He munched through 4 burgers, several sausages and 3 chicken drumsticks and enjoyed a large slice of Victoria Sandwich ration. He informed En1 he was going to cinema and pub with mates etc on actual birthday which En1 agreed was a lovely idea.
A few days on, En1 drove the battletank through the town on way back to base from another event.
Discovered Arf partridge walking alone from cinema to his dwelling in the drizzle. On his birthday.
Rather sad, very sad 😔
In the meantime, En1 has sabre rattled at boot camp who ENs were informed, are doing a dramatic exploration of refugees ‘journeys’ including loss of mother, baby death, loss of stuff etc. For the Research if the local university. Non arf Pip was in tears just reading the *#%*ing letter about it.
En1 has crafted a stern email about the impact of such lessons on trauma effected children. Perhaps the children that they want people to be nicer to as a result of reading the book might just be severely retraumatised instead of being helped? furious this kind of stuff is being thrown at boot camps. Grrrrr
suggest bugle call in all camps under fire from stupid boot camp actions. Rally the troops. Ens I will salute you all as you fire off cross emails in order to fight for the ARF!