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Swimming. Lessons.

Swimming. Lessons.

  This year I decided that I wanted to change. I wanted to be a better swimmer. I had a lot of beliefs about swimming - it’s hard, I don’t enjoy it, I’m just not a natural swimmer, it’s just something that others are good at. I can't swim well. It's just who I...

Moving Forward, Looking Back

Moving Forward, Looking Back

I do actually leave the Richmond/Twickenham area and like many at Easter I headed out to enjoy a few days camping in the Kent countryside. The picture you see was taken during this recent trip. It's early morning and there's dew on the ground as a result of the hot...

Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection

I was walking along the path by the river, heading out of Richmond towards the Lock and Weir, and I passed under Twickenham Bridge. As I did so I could hear how the sound of my footsteps were being reflected back to me, echoed by the shape of the arch. I am always...

A ‘Rough’ Patch

A ‘Rough’ Patch

I work out of a number of different offices in Richmond, Twickenham and St. Margarets. I've also recently joined a gym. I walk between them. I like walking and at the moment I'm refraining from running (a torn ligament) and I like being able to have that time to...

Change? This way…

Change? This way…

Change? It's easy to stay the same. It's hard to change. I want to change. It's easy to make the decision to change. It's hard to make the change. It takes a long time to change. It only takes a moment to change. I can't change. I don't want to change. Why should I...

Swimming, not Drowning

Swimming, not Drowning

I don't swim. I can swim, but I don't swim. I am not scared of being in the water - quite the opposite. Underwater I'm very happy. It's that bit where I'm neither in or out of the water. I think they call it swimming. I've heard a lot about swimming. My partner swims...