Challenge yourself? Big News!

I like to think I live by the mantra “If it scares you – do it!”

In the past this has been running 10km, flying to Amsterdam to meet a friend on my own, going back to university at 25, so with that I would like to introduce you to my new challenge :

Swimming 22 Miles – The length of the English Channel- for Aspire the Spinal Injuries Charity, as every eight hours someone is paralysed by a Spinal Cord Injury and there is currently no cure.

I have 12 weeks in which to complete the challenge, but I’m aiming to do it in 10 with 2 weeks as a contingency plan. Here’s the scary bit – it is 1686 lengths of the pool and that works out to 168 lengths per week.

So I am a real life Dory – Just keep swimming. I start on the 12th of September and I am so excited to start, just to prove to myself that I can complete this challenge.

If you fancy sponsoring me – I have included the just giving link below just press the button, any amount no matter how big or small would be brilliant. Thank you in advance.

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I will of course keep you updated with the progress





I hate New Year, to me its really fake – people want to come to parties or go out with you that you probably have not saw since last New Years Eve, I dont drink so I always end up either driving or dealing with really drunk people and then we have resolutions.

I dont make them, not because I know that I will break them as most of us do, but because I’d rather try to improve my self, the local community or the world every day. Sometimes its the simple things that can make the biggest impact, offering to take a older persons shopping trolley back for them, or giving the local food bank a donation.

So I’ve not made a resolution to lose weight, do a couch to 5k, learn spanish or volunteer more. These are all things I want to do, and I will do them, but for now I’m happy just finishing my courses, living my life and improving the world in any way I can. If I happen to comeplete any of these goals along the way I’ll be even happier.