‘Where do we keep the baking beans?’ is not what I expected to be woken up to from a Sunday nap, but that’s my new reality. Orkney Beef has taken to baking to keep himself amused and bankrupt us. It starts with me ordering all the ingredients in the entire world and leaving him to … More My Positives In Pictures – Keep Smiling Through
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!
After another Groundhog Week in quarantine, here’s my round-up of positives from what otherwise is a horror show. If dogs could speak (I secretly believe they can) they would tell you that their quality of life has gone through the ceiling. I read of a dog breaking his tail he wagged it so much with … More My Positives In Pictures – Embracing Change
We are living in unprecedented times. How do I know this? because every five seconds someone on the tv says the word ‘unprecedented’ and although I fully grasp the severity of the situation, if I hear ‘unprecedented’ one more time I’m going to cry into my Thesaurus. Quarantine is tough on everybody and we are … 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
After banging on about turning 50 for the last year you’ll be jolly pleased to know that I will bang on no more as it’s finally happened! My banging on about wild swimming, however, will not cease, and I’m not sorry. I managed to milk every ounce out of birthday celebrations and feel thoroughly loved … More My Week In Pictures – 350 In Dog Years!
I’ve been in Orkney for over 11 years and this week I believe I witnessed the best sunrise ever. It took me ages to reach my swimming destination because I was continually pulling the car over to stop and take another photo which I’m about to spam you with. See for yourself, you can thank … More My Week In Pictures – Sunrise and Sparkle
Swimming in the sea is now as natural to me as walking the dog. I have the occasional day off but I’m soon twitchy to go in again. Strangely, I love swimming in the dark with the pier lights or the moon as a gentle illumination. … More My Week In Pictures – Swimming In The Dark.
It’s been a super exciting week with news I can’t wait to tell you. The book is happening After many years wishing, lots of people asking and a year where I’ve been writing and an increasing desire to get everything that’s in my head finally collated into a book, I have connected with a mentor … More My Week In Pictures – Watch This Space
”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