September 2019 came along all too quickly and with it the return to school for both teenagers. At this point I was on bereavement leave from work with much to digest and sort through. I took up walking sessions with a fitness trainer called Tim at the colourful Bedgebury Pinetum near Goudhurst. Through the followingContinue reading “Ebb and Flow of the onward Tide”
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Changing Times and Tides
As a family we continued our love of swimming and swimming outdoors into the current times. However as I alluded to in the last blog, cancer had taken both my parents – my Mum in December 2014 and Dad in June 2018. During that intervening period I discovered the wonderful TriSwim who started up openContinue reading “Changing Times and Tides”
Swimming with the Family – 2005 onwards!
With marriage to Richard on 12th July, 2003 we had both swimming indoors and outdoors as a shared interest which you will see was integral to our family life. In 2005 our first child Eddy was born in September. Prior to his birth I had carried on swimming until two weeks before. I made useContinue reading “Swimming with the Family – 2005 onwards!”
Swimtrek Holiday in the Inner Hebrides – September 2004
As promised from my opening blog, now I write about an epic swimming holiday. Trekking to the Inner Hebrides was in itself a journey in September 2004 to join the Swimtrek crew waiting for us on Islay. From home in then Forest Hill, London Richard and I took the train to Glasgow. Then a busContinue reading “Swimtrek Holiday in the Inner Hebrides – September 2004”
Swimming Outdoors – Where did it all start?
All of us hopefully are introduced to the sea and the beach in our infancy, but for me it seems swimming more seriously outdoors started on my joining Croydon Outdoor Pursuits and Social Events Club (COPSE) in 1998/9. We took weekends away and one notable weekend walking along the South Coast in 2002, I hoppedContinue reading “Swimming Outdoors – Where did it all start?”