Small Glimmers and Silver Linings

I think it’s fair to say 2021’s been an odd year. I’ve found coming out of lockdowns as hard as going into them in some ways. It’s been great to have more freedoms again but I feel like I’ve forgotten how to socialise and be around people. Covid 19 is still very much here and …

Hmm, The Winter Swim Challenge……..

I’ve recently completed a dip a day in November challenge. I’d done it back in 2020 to stave off the boredom of lockdown mk2 (the weird one that wasn’t really a lockdown). A self set challenge that I thoroughly enjoyed. Whilst I knew I’d be busier and would struggle to fit it in this year, …

Getting Older

Last week I started to notice my age. Old isn't the right term, I'm still only 40 after all, but the changes that come with age. Not the bad ones, I mean the richness of life and people that comes with time. Is aging all that bad then or does it bring greater joy to …

Are You A Swimmer?

Society likes labels. Man/woman, working/unemployed, old/young. We like to categorise and put things in boxes. I guess it helps our brain to compartmentalise, sort some order from the chaos. When we label things they’re often grouped together, positive or negative connotations about that group are often applied to all that “fit” in that label. Grouping …

Dip A Day November

November feels like a bit of a neglected month. It’s not December, the month of Christmas madness or January, the month of resolutions, fresh starts and general depression at it being damp and cold with a couple more months of that to deal with. Lots of people do a dip a day in December or …