Is it the new normal yet? Or are we still in the old normal which it turns out was never really that normal at all, or was it? I can’t remember. Are we still in unprecedented times? Or are the times now precedented because they’ve been unprecedented for so long we’ve now crossed over? Either … More Living In (Un)Precedented Times
Sometimes it can be difficult to write sensitively when there is so much global difficulty going on. I really don’t know what the answer is. In my corner of the internet I’ve always written about the minutiae of my day, shared stories of my life in Orkney and the ups and downs of life. Due … More My Week in Pictures – Treasure Hunting
Can someone tell me how you stay positive in a pandemic when Orkney throws you this massive curveball in May?
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
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
f someone had told me a year ago I would be spending a Sunday afternoon in November sea swimming in a bright yellow swimsuit I would say they were mad. But it turns out I’m the mad one because I’ve done well over 200 and loved every one of them. Embracing a crazy new challenge was the best thing I ever did … More My Week In Pictures – Find Your Thing And Love It.