At a time dominated by international conflict and floods closer to home, I started the month finishing one of two October trips to Caithness and ended it coming back from yet another vacation in Norfolk.
There were floods swelling the stream near Harlow during Sam's victorious training session at the start of the month which was a warning of what was to follow. The worse floods since 1912 back home in Horning following a rain deluge.
This, whilst conflict took place internationally with two serious IRA bombings as dissident tanks and heavy artillery were shelling the Russian Parliament building, setting it on fire. All this, as the full pollution effect of the Gulf War starts to evolve revealing the chemical contamination.
The UK loses out to Germany over the siting of the E.E.C. central bank as Margaret Thatcher plagues John Major by leaking of her memoirs on the eve of the Conservative Party Conference.
I enjoy another great sporting holiday with Nigel and Jim at my Caithness plantation where I shot a prize 13-point Imperial Stag as a victorious Sam wins his trial and begins to be useful. A great month of family fun featuring a weekend away at the London Hilton with Diana for her 45th Birthday, whilst still enjoying many other cinema and meal outings besides.
More effort spent on administration and investment management this month, but I still found time to buy a nice pair of 8x56 Zeiss stalking binoculars and managed to put my Theoben Rapide-7 pneumatic air rifle to rights. I also expended effort upgrading my navigational charts for The Paxton Princess.
My friend Steven Bloom gets his promotion and his wife Mary also got work to give them much-needed security after their long spells of unemployment. Sporting success also Norwich City win a famous victory against Bayern Munich in Germany.