Monday, 14 January 2013


Photo: 4° water temp. 0° air temp. Next week no wetsuit just skins!

Cold, cold,cold!

My second outdoor swim.

Water temp 4 degrees.  Air temp 0 degrees.

Toes similar temperature. 

But very exciting and something I have never done before. 

There were about 20 hardy souls out there, many of whom didn't wear a wetsuit. 

It is currently snowing here in Nottinghamshire and the temperature is set to plummet, so who knows what next weeks swim will bring. 

Hypothermia possibly?!?

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

My Goals

I have been thinking about my goals.  In fact, I took myself on a lone trip to London last week for a nice treat.  I took the train down which gave me the perfect chance to sit and write and think about what I want.

To be honest, I am a bit confused about what I want out of life.  Or rather, I want to do so much and they are not always compatible.

But these are some of my goals which I am putting here to I can refer back to them and see how I am getting on............

Say Yes more - I find myself automatically saying No, without even thinking.

Be open to experiences.

Swim outdoors all year round.

Swim in a river. 

Run the Lincoln 10k in April.

Have a weekly Saturday date night with my lovely husband.  

Spend regular time with each child separately and together.

Achieve my fitness goal by August.

Teach archery and bushcraft.

Work on the Tea Room and increase my business by 20 percent.

Get my camp licence with Girl Guides

Really get on top of my finances and budget.

They are all achievable but will need me to put effort in!  So this is here to remind me to get off my backside and do something!!!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year and a New Challenge!

Happy New Year to all!

I have been away for far too long, but am back now.

It is the new year and I have got myself a new challenge.......

I have signed up for Winter Swim Club, which is basically learning to swim through the winter!  The swims take place in an old gravel pit in Lincolnshire.

It is going to be cold.

Very cold.

But I think it will be fun too!

Right now I am just concentrating on the fun!

I will let you know how it goes.