Category: Personal Stories

The Joy of Tiny Adventures

The Joy of Tiny Adventures

As a busy working Mum, flying solo with my two sons and also wanting to support my Dad, life can be demanding to say the least. Like many women in their 40s and 50s, throw in the impact of the...

Women with paddle power!

Women with paddle power!

When I was training for a marathon swim, several people paddled for me so I could stretch out into the open water of the lake, practice passing food back and forth, and let us get to know each...

Long Distance Swimming

I like to write. Mostly in fits and starts and about swimming. Long-distance. Cold water. Things in between. Some might find the language in my blog offensive at times but I try to write honestly...

Do the unconventional!

Do the unconventional!

As a kid, I never knew what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. And to my dismay, that sense of no direction lasted well into my young adult years. I had hobbies, sure. I loved to write, and I...

Learn to live with uncertainty

Learn to live with uncertainty

I was always waiting for the right time; I lived my life dreaming of all these cool adventures, waiting for the perfect time to go off and do them. That time never comes. At some point, you have to...

Climb Every Mountain

Climb Every Mountain

I was having a tough time a couple of years ago and my confidence had slipped from its usually fairly buoyant state - I was having some difficulties at work, was overwhelmed by my house renovation...

Long Journey

Long Journey

Today I am half the girl I was, having lost my va va voom to CFS/ME/Fibromyalgia. 4 years ago my life comprised of weekly trad climbing (VS), fell-running and cycling where-ever I could, with...