Raising Feminists #3
The sky is still beautiful , though.
Week 7 : Anatomy of a December swim. Windy. Apprehensive. Refreshed. Smug. It was a bit windy. But the water was calm enough, and I didn’t venture far from the steps. Definitely tricky getting dressed when your fingers are numb and your clothes are getting blown away. #thestoics #deeswimber #outdoorswimming
Week 6 : Low tide, low sun. Very lovely. This week’s Sunday swim was a Monday swim due to being in Newcastle for the weekend. Regretting that weather and a degree of laziness prevented me from getting in to the North Sea whilst I was there. Next time. #thestoics #outdoorswimming
Me, being upstaged by a Christmas tree.
Week 5 - first December swim 🏊♀️🥳🥶. Bit drizzly and the water was changing pretty quickly. At one point it seemed to be getting too choppy, so I got out. Then it calmed down a bit, so I got back in again. I swam almost out to the buoy, then got a bit worried about being attacked by seals 😬 and turned back. #thestoics #outdoorswimming #fortyfoot #deeswimber
Week four : No blue skies at the 40foot this morning , but the mist definitely created an atmosphere. A nice calm sea and high tide. There must have been around 50 or more people here this morning. Still harder getting out than getting in. #thestoics #outdoorswimming
Love this picture from a couple of weeks ago. Remember sunshine ?
Over earnest Instagram poetry is my jam.
Here are some books I have read and enjoyed in the last couple of months. ‘My sister is a serial killer’ I really enjoyed. Mixes tones very well and manages to seem like a light read despite the subject matter. ‘All the lives we ever lived’ I picked up from the library because I liked the title 🤷♀️. Has some beautiful writing on grief. The Lemn Sissay I loved, but dare I say, I preferred listening to him talk about his life on Desert Island Discs. ‘ Expectation’ is brilliant - the story of friends over the course of maybe twenty years or so. ‘Fever Dream’ is a brilliant novella, really unusual style, challenging in a good way. Finally ‘Millers Valley’ is another story told over decades which is something I really enjoy in a book . Because it’s kind of like life isn’t it ? #amreading #whenimnotoninstagram