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Is Etiquette Dead?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a swimmer. A pool swimmer. I’m proud to be part of a world – a swimmer’s world – where etiquette and codes of conduct prevail. There, at the foot of the swim lanes is a sign, Pool Rules. It’s clear and simple. I pride myself on etiquette in and out of the pool, and […]

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On Turning Sixty

Reading Time: 4 minutes In March 2020, I turned 60. I had a big party planned six months earlier, as we were in lockdown, and I wanted to allow guests to fix a date in their diary. Friends commented on my forward planning and enjoying having an event to look forward to. I envisaged singing, dancing, a gorgeous vanilla […]

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I Took Up A New Exercise in Lockdown – Natural Movement

Reading Time: 4 minutes This article came about from my answer to one of Rose’s questions within the group back in March – ‘Have you taken up anything new for exercise in Lockdown?’ My answer was ‘yes’, I had finally started to engage with Erwan Le Corre’s basic MovNat programme, and the exercises related to that. This was alongside […]

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My Relationship With My Weight

Reading Time: 5 minutes I was born feet first at midnight with a caul which was said to indicate a child of mystery and magic, A puny miserable lactose intolerant creature I spent the first year of my life in hospital, puking and unable to thrive. My mother had a wonderful statuesque figure and after selling her rings to […]