Are You A Swimmer?

Society likes labels. Man/woman, working/unemployed, old/young. We like to categorise and put things in boxes. I guess it helps our brain to compartmentalise, sort some order from the chaos. When we label things they’re often grouped together, positive or negative connotations about that group are often applied to all that “fit” in that label. Grouping …

Dip A Day November

November feels like a bit of a neglected month. It’s not December, the month of Christmas madness or January, the month of resolutions, fresh starts and general depression at it being damp and cold with a couple more months of that to deal with. Lots of people do a dip a day in December or …

Re-visiting grief

This weekend I got to return to somewhere that feels like home to me. Somewhere I used to spend every Thursday evening and Saturday morning from May to September. Somewhere I’d only briefly been into since July 2019. Toddbrook Sailing Club. It was where I helped to run our happy, friendly, welcoming open water swimming …