I’m sword mad. My boyfriend even bought me a 19th century infantry blade for my birthday. I’m a member of a fencing club and took advanced stage combat classes at drama college. I’ve been told I’m quite a violent girl. It’s more fun to fight a guy than a girl - at first, the men are like, ‘I’ll be gentle with her, she’s only a girl,’ but after the first few whacks they’re like ‘You bitch!’ and come back at you with more venom. There’s probably something very Freudian and profound that can be read into this about my relationship with men.