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Colour swatch #2BC2BD

In the far north of Australia’s east coast this is the colour of the water. The closest we have to this colour in cold Canberra is the local swimming pool, which I have been seeing a lot of in the last couple of weeks.

Once again (3rd year in a row) I am taking part in the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim. It’s an event to raise money for people living with multiple sclerosis. It is an awesome event and also a cause quite close to the heart. This year, as team captain, I’ve upgraded our team from the Sea Snails to the Super Sea Snails. About 12 of us will take shifts to swim for 24 hours. I usually manage somewhere between 4 – 6 kilometres which, if you need a conversion, is about 80 – 120 laps of an Olympic swimming pool. It is both exhausting and exhilarating.

You are welcome to make a donation towards my efforts on my 24 Hour Mega Swim page.

My tropical north images, all via flickr are from top: Hat in HDR by Arria Belli, Untitled by Joseph Robertson, …And More Rain by Mike

P.S. – you can also select my colour tropical north or #2BC2BD to see it on my ColourLovers page. Are you a ColourLover? Let’s be friends.

April 15, 2012 \ colour lover \ 2 comments

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In Training

Underwater shot of swimming pool

This has been our view of the world for the last two days. The cyclist and I are in training for the 24 Hour Mega Swim and spend our time venturing off to the pool in shifts. Yesterday we took the boys as well and kept them amused while we swam our laps. I do love the up and down of lap swimming, I think he finds it a little dull. But strange things happen when I get back into swimming in earnest. Firstly, I start to crave chlorine… not the taste, just the environment of the pool. And I also have strange food cravings when I’m done… yesterday it was Christmas Cake. Feel free to sponsor me if you like, and wish me luck!

{image via flickr by getthebubbles}

April 18, 2010 \ canberra \ 0 comments - be the first

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My Own Canberra Moment

There are many quirks to living in the Nation’s capital. One is that they give directions by building names which is very confusing for newcomers who don’t know one building from another and have to navigate streets that appear to be just one giant roundabout. The other quirk is the ‘canberra moment’ – everyone knows everybody else. As a part time employee and relative newcomer I have never had a ‘canberra moment’ until yesterday. This invite was sent to me by beautiful Lisa of Tango & James and Canberra’s Got Style fame. It’s being held at Misschief Maker owned by Kate (who I have only met once). Kate is a good friend with my gorgeous friend Rach – who owns Mr Mudge. I work with Rach’s husband! I think I can now call myself a Canberran, or should that be an Australian Capital Territorian? Oh and if you are in Canberra come along to the High Tea Event – it should be fun.

June 12, 2009 \ canberra \ 0 comments - be the first

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there. I spent my morning with a number pinned to me (a first for me), did a short aerobic warm up with 1000 other people and walked a 5km circuit along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin for the Mother’s Day Classic walk or run for breast cancer. The top photo was taken on my iPhone while we waited to get started. You can see what a spectacular day we had and also the number of participants – apparently over 4000! The bottom photo are me (in the middle) and my good friends and walking buddies after we’d made it home with our ‘medals’. We are already planning the next one.

May 10, 2009 \ friends \ 0 comments - be the first

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Meet Team Resolution

This is Team Resolution of which my darling husband is a member. As I write they are making their way home from Jindabyne on Day 3 of the Hartley Cycle Challenge 2007. It’s an amazing feat to ride over 400km in 3 days and I’m so proud of him and his team. His training started in May and I have sometimes felt like a cycle widow and this weekend I have a renewed appreciation for single mothers. It’s all been worth it though – I have a fit, healthy and happy husband. What more could you want?

November 24, 2007 \ family \ 0 comments - be the first

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