There’s nothing like racing to make you feel positively adolescent in your emotions. Elation. Deflation. Anticipation. Fear. Hope. Disappointment. Joy. Despair. Envy. Frustration. It’s a giant melting pot of swirling feelings, actions and reactions – the worst and the best that it’s possible to experience. Goodness only knows how actual adolescents cope with it. Anyway, […]
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After a tough old year I’ve finally booked a holiday – and goodness knows, I need it. Now, being a sensible and cautious sort, I glanced through the terms and conditions of my travel insurance to see what fun and games I might be allowed to get up to when I’m away. The “acceptable activities” […]
Posted in Uncategorized on May 14th, 2012
The first symptoms appreared as I lay in bed last night, wide awake and twitching. My mind was racing, my heart was thumping and every few minutes my stomach lurched. Thump-lurch, thump-lurch, thump-lurch. I could feel the adrenalin coursing around my body. Exactly a week before my first regatta of the season, I had my […]
Forgive me for being indelicate, but I can’t help noticing that with the head season nearly upon us, there’s rather a lot of testosterone in the air. The gentlemen of the rowing world seem to be greeting the prospect of long ergs and distance rows with more than their share of grunting and posturing. The […]
There are certain things in life that are bound to provoke arguments with your kids. Teaching them to drive is, I’m guessing, right up there. Choosing a playlist for pretty much any occasion. Offering thoughts on what they’re wearing. But what about rowing? Well, we put this to the test at our latest regatta, with […]
So Ross Regatta has been and gone and my shelf is still empty. It was a bit of a rollercoaster of a weekend; I’m not going to go into the gory details, but if I say it involved my firstborn, a couple of coxing errors, a crash and a disqualification, you’ll understand why I don’t […]