Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Thursday, 19 February 2015


Just spent 3 days in sunny Cornwall and I managed to get 2 good pool swims and a sea swim at the beach at Looe.

The surf report said that the sea was 11C, I don't know about 11C but the water was far, far warmer than the mighty Nene and I managed to get a reasonable swim in rather than a longish dip.

All go for my Gibraltar swim now, really working hard at getting my speed up. Can't wait!

Just got Blackberry Smoke's Holding all the Roses. Great.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015


Dear follower, I have made a life changing decision this week and decided to take early retirement from teaching. I will finish at the end of this school year.

I have opportunities that I wish to pursue outside the teaching world, notably motivational speaking and involvement with swimming events. This of course will also enable me to look at other swims to do throughout the year rather than in the over priced, expensive rip off school holidays! Huzzah!

Bookings are now being taken. Please feel free to e mail me.

The river was the coldest ever this week with all the snow melt so a long dip rather than a short swim! I am powering up my training in the toxic pool as I now leave for Gibraltar next month!
Wow, time has flown.

Blackberry Smoke have a new album out. Southern rock.

Setting off. 7am. Only 13 and a half hours to go!