Category Archives: Swimming

Gala Occasion for Sisters


    At last, a Squad Gala where both grandkids were fit and competing. They distinguished themselves nicely.  J got a third in the butterfly, and then won both the freestyle and the breaststroke in her age group. R, in … Continue reading

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Really Awful School Daze


          I spend a lot of time at school each day, More so, I fear I’m bound to say, Than when I was a scholar, For in those days I liked to shirk And was averse … Continue reading

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Mineral Bottle Keeps Pool Filled for Over 2 1/2 Years


In February 2016 I posted about using a 2 Litre mineral bottle to top up our above-ground pool. It has continued to do so to date. At the moment, the level is a bit low and we are eagerly awaiting … Continue reading

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Final Evil 1 Timekeeping


No, I am not taking up timing Old Nick. What that should read is: Fina Level 1 Timekeeping Fina being: Fédération internationale de natation. Today my results came back from the exam written on Saturday a week ago. I passed … Continue reading

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Needing Heads Examined.


Little J had her head examined to the extent of looking like something from outer space. An EEG examination is recommended for trying to find the reasons for seizures. Now we wait with bated breath to see if anything emerges. … Continue reading

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Awww, GUST blows in with a blast!


  August is our month of gales and the first of these was duly dished up today (now yesterday) with all the trimmings. Nevertheless, it has been an amazing opening to the month. I started by tracking down some useful … Continue reading

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Better than fourth-coming (I hope) attractions butting into book announcements.


The book editing/publishing scene is busy-to-hectic, and there is much news to impart. It needs some time in which to do it, but attendant flapping around plus the intrusion, tomorrow, of an all-day swimming gala means justice cannot be done … Continue reading

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