Busy Bee

I can only apologise for my lack of blogging recently. I don’t think I’ve had a weekend at home in weeks and my evenings are taken up with exercise would you believe. My swim is on Saturday and I’ve actually done a lot more training than I thought I would! Last night was the first time that I’d swam in open water. I joined a triathlon club, purely so I could get lots of swimming done and join them in their lake swims, but now I’m actually considering doing a traithlon. I’ll wait until next season now, but I really think I’m going to do it! Anyway, I digress. Last night after work I popped down to Whitlingham Lake, popped my sexy new wetsuit on and jumped in.

It was very weird. It’s cold, the floor feels kinda squishy and you can’t see a thing!! I’m used to swimming in a pool where you can follow the tiles on the floor or the lane ropes. Obviously in a lake where you can’t see the bottom this isn’t possible and every few strokes you have to do something called ‘spotting,’ basically lifting your head out the water to spot where the bouys are. I’m pretty sure I probably swam about a mile out of my way!! So the big day is on Saturday and I’m really looking forward to it now. I know my wetsuit doesn’t rub and I now have faith that my goggles won’t fall off. I’ll let you all know how it goes.

A couple of weeks ago now, my very best friend Ellie got married. She met her husband whilst we were on holiday in Greece and six years on it was a pleasure to watch her marry him as her bridesmaid.

The whole day was fantastic, despite the rain. I was asked to do a reading at the church that represented Ellie and Guy. And I chose this one, A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton (give it a click to enlarge it).

I managed not to stumble over my words, but unfortunately my reading was right after the vows so I was very sniffly!

It was an amazing day, not only watching my best friend getting married but also being reunited with old school friends.