If you have a coxswain in your life, it’s a safe bet that life is never dull. It’s amazing how much personality – and volume – you can pack into a tiny frame. All that sass and shoutiness needs to be regularly rewarded with generous gifts, though. This is where I come in. Here’s my […]
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There comes a point in every rower’s life when the Rowing World starts to overlap with the Real World. Specifically, your rowing friends meet your normal friends and your secret life as a weirdo-river-lover is exposed. Is there anything scarier than someone announcing, “Ooh, I met someone you row with”? This has happened to me […]
Cox by Kate Lace is a brand new, Jilly Cooper-style novel set in the world of elite rowing, so needless to say I’ve had it on order for a while. The author totally sounds like my kind of girl: you’ve got to love someone whose biography reads: “After serving in the army for eight years, […]
Son on the Run is having driving lessons, and what a learning experience it’s been for both of us. Although he is mercifully careful, I can’t deny we’ve had our moments… like on our first outing, when the automatic gate in an industrial estate unexpectedly began to close in on my little car as SotR […]
Since last week’s blogroll post, lots of you have been clicking away on their sites, so time to roll out another one. First on this list is the fabulously named Rowing Is Awesome – well, how could I ignore a blog with a title like that? It’s full of rowing awesomeness, with some funny stuff, […]
“You don’t look much like a rower”, said a friend, helpfully, on learning that my new sport – and burning passion du jour – was rowing. “I thought you were a cox”, said another. It’s true, I confess, that I don’t look like a rower. A measly 5’4″ (on a good day) and a weedy […]