Saturday, 10 March 2007

Brucey enters the blogosphere

Well, it's 2007 and high time I got myself organised with a blog. Apologies to anyone reading this who is totally blog-savvy; I'm just getting started. Since I intend to do some travelling in the near future and since family and friends are pretty far flung, I reckon a blog is going to be more practical than e-mails for keeping in touch.

I also want to be able to use the blog to upload photos. Most blogs seem to start with a flattering photo of the author, so I'll be different and post one which shows me in the worst possible light!

This is a truly horrendous one at West Bay, taken on Boxing Day. I allowed myself to be conned into doing the charity swim, about fifty yards out and back. There were around fifty people taking part. The fancy dress was a laugh, but I hadn't counted on the amount of drag from my tutu. It acted like a sea anchor; I was swimming like mad but getting nowhere fast. In the end I was neary run down and swamped by faster people on their return leg, so I turned round before I reached the half way mark.

The water didn't feel too cold one I'd got properly in, but my God it was cold when I came out. There was a keen wind and it was FREEEEEEEZING!

We'd brought a thermos full of mulled wind with us, and it came in real handy, I can tell you!

Anyway, it's classic on how to look a total plonker in front of hundreds of people all lined up along the beach and the pier.

And here's one of all the family, taken on Christmas day. It's such a rare event nowadays getting everyone together, so despite the cloudy day I'm really pleased with this one.