Lago D Orta Beckons

Lago D Orta Beckons
Lago D Orta Beckons

Seven days to go!! Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this. This Blog serves two purposes, to Keep you abreast of what is happening in the Hippo world and this month, the wider world. A lot has happened  in the last couple of weeks. I find myself in a bit of an […]

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The Crochet Chronicles.

The Crochet Chronicles.
The Crochet Chronicles.

Crochet Chronicles A fun story about the birth of a costume This is a story about the new Must Have costume in the open water swimming world… What started off as a bit of a joke about 16 months ago has now turned into a fully fledged Costume contagion. So what is it all about […]

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Something a bit different!!

Something a bit different!!
Something a bit different!!

Standup/Lie down Paddle boarding. I know I spend a lot of time IN the water, but recently, an opportunity arose which could not be missed. Some ladies from one of the groups I regularly swim with also swims at a lake not to far from where we do our river swims. This lake is more […]

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Jubilee Swim Synopsis

Jubilee Swim Synopsis
Jubilee Swim Synopsis

Jubilee Swim Build Up It has come and gone and I am still in one piece??? The run up to this event was a bit of a damp squib with me losing my swim mojo about three weeks before it so I did virtually no training in the three weeks apart from heading to the […]

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Medical Certificates Dilemma

Medical Certificates Dilemma
Medical Certificates Dilemma

Something has gotten up my nose!! I have not blogged recently because, apart from just keeping my training going and entering a friendly Gala last week between the two Gyms that I am part of. It was fun, after MANY MANY years, to be back in a  gala situation and I put in a good […]

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2016 Arrived in style

2016 Arrived in style
2016 Arrived in style

Happy New Year to All my readers. A little bit late I know, but there was a good reason for it. After christmas 2015, We flew out to South Africa for Audras’ Nephews Wedding. This was on the 31st December and it was a wonderful affair At Cranford Country lodge. An Idyllic part of South […]

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