Due to an emergency I am off work today looking after little Veg, who is only seven months old. He is currently fast asleep, which is alright for him after waking me up at 04:30. Anyway, I am of course trying to get him off to the best possible start in life and seeing as we have the day together I thought I'd concentrate on the path of the warrior. Early experiments with the axe, sword and bow have been slighty frustrating, as all he wants to do is put them in his little gob, drool and chew on them. I have also been reading some Tsun-Zu to him, which he actually seems to enjoy. Clausewitz was less successful, although it did send him off to sleep. When he wakes up I'm going to show him the best way to use skirmishers as screening infantry on the flanks of an ancient army via my spotterish (but fun) computer game "Rome: Total War." Then no doubt we'll watch a documentary about Nazi tanks on Discovery. Do any NAAFI-dwellers have any more top advice as to how I can encourage little Veg in these tender years how to go about being the best he can be so he doesn't end up like his old man? Mrs. Veg is out of the picture for hours and I'm in charge to make sure he's brought up proper! Time to put on some baconburgers for his mid-morning snack! V!