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Avoiding Riptides at Canty Bay, North Berwick and checking out Drift

I caught up with a friend recently who lives in North Berwick and he suggested we go for a swim at ‘the secret beach’ aka Canty Bay.  I was super keen to go a little…

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Center Parcs Whinfell Forest post pandemic – should I stay or should I go?

I have visited Center Parcs Whinfell Forest 6 times.  The first time was way back in 2000, when it was called Oasis.  I went with a bunch of uni friends and we had a blast. …

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Tips for Overstimulation and looking forward

I smile as I reflect on the difference in me from 16 months ago.  Back then, something as simple as booking a haircut would be sorted no bother, with military precision.  I booked things in,…

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Dodging the blue/green algae at Threipmuir Reservoir, Edinburgh

With all that has been going on in the world, I have been feeling really thankful for the simple joys, such as an invigorating, cold water swimming session out at Threipmuir Reservoir.  To my knowledge,…

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When ‘being there fully’ isn’t possible physically or mentally

Image by Anilorak Photography There are places in your heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child but that doesn’t mean it’s always an easy ride. Last week, I came across my…

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