It used to annoy me that, for the last few years, every time I talked to my mum on the phone she always asked me if I was sick.
She’d say I sounded like I had a cold.
I’d reply, “NO! I’m not sick, I’ve just been for a swim!”.
It’s now routine for me to sneeze for hours after every swim practice, and my sinuses are constantly blocked. I think this is a very common complaint for swimmers.
I didn’t realise how awful I sounded until I bought myself a little Flip camera and played around with it this afternoon. This is not my real voice! Yuk! Sorry mum, you were right. I do sound like I have a cold.
This is a trial video I took this afternoon of my fledgeling, Charlotte, giving my 5lb, 10oz cat Marmalade, her thyroid medication.
Not sure if I’ve got permission to air this, but we all look fabulous, so here goes!
The Promontory Penguins make-up New Year’s polar bear dip (women’s division). Jan 31st 2010.