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Tales of a Scilly-virgin (that’s gig racing to the unititiated)…

The Scillies. World Pilot Gig Championships. WPGC. This is the biggest event in the gig racing calendar, now in its 28th year. It was my first. Actually, it was my second. Last year I was an on-shore spectator, in my… Continue Reading →

If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough

My post today is dedicated to my husband, who has just begun his first long distance yacht race. AZAB 2015 departed from Falmouth (UK) to The Azores… and then back again.  Approximately 1200 nautical miles (each way), expected to take somewhere… Continue Reading →

Drum roll… I won a writing competition!

I alluded to the fact that I’d won a competition, but I wasn’t able to say anything because it hadn’t been announced or published. It is my first creative writing win. I won the local writing competition for The Mylor… Continue Reading →

Being part of the audience at Strictly Come Dancing

2019 update: I’ve made this post sticky as we’re heading into sparkly season. It was written in 2014, and updated in 2015 with hundreds of comments in between. I’m happy to do a 2019 update based on early attendances, if… Continue Reading →

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

  I love this question.  It pierces the heart of fear.  It makes it irrelevant, focussing on possibility. When I first came across this question a few years back (in an excellent book by Lindsay Agness, on changing your life… Continue Reading →

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