The Lessons Of Winter

  It’s April and that means only one thing, the Polar Bear Club has finished and I’m very happy to report we’ve completed our winter challenge. Me, The Short One and six others (I think) swam 200m each month between November and March wearing only our cozzies. Thanks everyone for taking part and keeping the …

Up with the larks

I love my bed. I love my duvet. I need my sleep. However, one of the many things I’ve learnt since I started swimming outside is the benefit of hauling my lazy backside out of my snuggly duvet and heading out to do fun things whilst everyone else is in bed. I’m currently in Keswick …

Cold water reset

I’ve been feeling a bit “meh” this week. Lots of things have been stewing through my head, the weather’s been grim (for seemingly weeks) and Paul’s away in Thailand. Whilst I know he’s working incredibly hard and certainly won’t be sunning himself he has had the luxury of long haul flights in business class and …

Midwinter

Today is the shortest day, the winter solstice, the astronomical start of winter. The peak of the dark nights. The point at which I feel I can start looking towards lighter mornings and evenings. The joy of very early morning dips are still a few months away but now we’ve passed the shortest day I …

A New Direction

Careers are funny things. Back in my parents day you qualified to do something and often stayed at the same company from apprenticeship to retirement. Now, certainly within my peer group, a lot of people go off to university and hopefully find a job within the sector that they’ve studied. People move companies a lot …