Monthly Archives: February 2015

il Pleut des Cordes

I spent this weekend in Lille and have to admit to feeling a bit guilty drinking beer and stuffing myself full of cakes when I  should have been doing my weekend swims. I probably got wetter indulging myself though as … Continue reading

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Happy (Chinese) New Year – Be it Goats or Sheep

Never one to miss an opportunity to celebrate, and also keen to carry on the animal theme that seems to be developing here, happy new Chinese year. Which depending on your point of view is either the year of the … Continue reading

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Back on form……..and some.

I had a terrible swim on Sunday and came home quite dejected. I blamed it on lots of things but I guess only 3 hours sleep the night before, 4 pints of lager, 1/2 a bottle of champagne and a … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines

Some Valentine’s facts, did you know that the name Valentine has its origin in the word Valentius, which means Strong, Vigorous and Healthy, so very apt for the intrepid swimmers planning to cross the Solent in June. Less positive associations … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Grey

I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised that the postman seemed to have a smirk on his face when he rang the bell, because the mail order hand paddles that I had ordered wouldn’t fit through the letterbox. Perhaps that’s … Continue reading

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All ten Rules – These are Great

I like these 10 rules for taming your tiger so much that they are all here.

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Taming The Tigers – Rule one Act Boldly

Act Boldly, which is different (for some of our hairstyle challenged swimmers, which frankly is 6 of the Solent Seven) to act Baldly. Enjoy and be inspired

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