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 …

To Nana Nap or Not?

I’ve always liked sleeping, liked a comfy bed. One of life's proper yet simple luxuries. I need sleep, when I’ve not had enough I really can’t function no matter how much caffeine I consume. When really tired I’ve been known to nod off even after the strongest of coffees. I discovered the power of a …

Lockdownitis – What is it? What are the symptoms? Is there a cure?

What is it? A unique, newly discovered disease affecting many members of the human race across the globe. What are the symptoms? As with many infectious diseases, symptoms can vary from person to person. In the case of Lockdownitis, symptoms can also differ between households, geographic area and are often dependant on duration and severity …