Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Greetings to all my loyal followers. Our annual Christmas party will be in the usual phone box.

I am building my mileage back up at the moment so I am doing a lot more pool work in preparation for my Gibraltar swim in April, but fear not I have not abandoned my beloved river. Pools are horrible but it has to be done.

Hope you all enjoy the holiday season. Onwards and upwards for 2015.

We are having a competition at the moment to name as many bands and artists from the 70s and 80s that are better than the rubbish about today. We are up to hundreds!

Sunday, 7 December 2014


If anyone sees my boys' bits please post them back to me as I swam in the river this morning in 6C water and it felt like everything fell off.

To add to the fun it was windy and raining when I got out all adding to the fun. A shiver fest of top proportions only alleviated by the wonderful bacon and eggs at the Old Barn afterwards.

A little cold and rain won't stop me as I am going to swim right through the year. If my Gibraltar crossing is confirmed I will be swimming that in the first week of April so I will need to get the miles in in the new year.

Christmas is coming, hurrah!

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