Not gonna lie guys. Life, pandemic, dementia/aging parents care, and daily grind has taken its toll a bit lately and I lost my blogging mojo. To be honest my unspirational desk calendar said it all.
My favourite way to activate the week is and early Monday morning swim in the sea at one of my favourite spots. This week was no different and I made my usual jaunt down to Stromness to join my friend Anna in the water. Chatting, avoiding jellyfish and catching the awesome morning light is a … More My Week In Pictures – Keep On Dancing
If the sight of an elderly man walking around the garden with his zimmer frame raising money for the NHS doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart then I’m sorry but nothing will. This week Captain Tom Moore celebrated his 100th birthday and seeing him enjoy the spitfire flypast and all the messages sent to … More My Week In Positives – Happy 100th Birthday!
It’s been a week of wonderful weather, providing my first quarantine positive to be the fact I’m definitely getting fitter. As someone who resented walking from the house to the car six weeks ago (I’d rather be swimming!) I’m now clocking up several miles a day now and feeling the benefit of it. Dare I … More My Positives in Pictures
At the end of a rollercoaster of a year, I always enjoy looking back before looking forwards. There would be no prizes for guessing what the highlight of my 2019 has been as wild swimming started as a one-off and quickly became a life-changing habit. I’ve swum in all sorts of places with an enormous … More My Year In Pictures – Riding The Waves
”Can you just hold on one second?’ *drops landline phone* Two minutes later…. ‘Sorry, while I was talking to you I saw a postal van being lifted on to a boat and had to run and take a photo of it for the blog’ So this is what life is like for you if you’re … More My Week In Pictures – Island Life, Friendship and Global #Swimrise
It’s been another incredibly busy week and someone asked me recently how I fit it all in. I know what you’re all thinking. ‘I bet she has feral kids, beans on toast every night and a trashed house’ and to be honest you’re not far wrong. I long for life to slow down and was only … More My Week In Pictures -Fitting Two Weeks Into One.
After some pretty serious indecisiveness, Orkney is finally playing ball and we’ve enjoyed some really gorgeous weather. Lots of getting outside and playing in the sea as well as test driving the new hot tub. I don’t really get hot tubs tbh. I’ve never been bothered with the idea of them, this was an Orkney … More My Week In Pictures – Middle-Aged Adventures and Feeling Good.
Blue Monday was far from blue going by the beautiful sunrise which greeted me on my way to work. I had decided to take my own advice and have an early night, with clean sheets on the bed and extend the slumber so I missed my early morning exercise class and swim. My laziness was rewarded … More My Week In Pictures – It’s Official. Orkney Is The Best Place To Live
Millennials will never know the joy/agony of waiting until Thursday evening came around so you could watch the next episode of Fame. You can now watch what you like, when you like. Delayed gratification is out the window which sort of sucks because it’s actually really healthy … More 5 Ways To Beat Blue Monday