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Category Archives: Canoeing

Friends or Chocolate?

One day last week, I went to the canoe club straight after work, just like normal. Now, after a full day of work, I got into the habit of taking something for me to eat before the training session and this time I had a Kit Kat Chunky. As soon as I took it out …

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Neville

A little while ago I wrote a post about Neville, a long time member of the canoe club who was one of the people who first taught me to paddle. Unfortunately, last week, Neville lost his long fight with cancer and passed away. I usually hate talking/writing about this stuff, but it seemed wrong not …

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I LOVE CANOEING!

I know this may come as a bit of a shock. A bit out of the blue. But, I have some news for you. I love canoeing. I LOVE it! I know lots of people at my canoe club have a bit of a love-hate relationship with paddling, where one month you love it and …

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The Fancy Picnic

It was such a lovely day today that after training at the canoe club, lounging in the sunny garden and seeing my Grandma, my mum and I decided to pack up some food and head to the canal to have a picnic in our favourite spot. Here’s last year’s post when we did the same …

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In The Last Four Days

In the last four days I have: 1. Packed all of my uni stuff into my tiny car and cleaned the entire house almost single handedly (as my housemates moved out a few days before me and despite all our attempts at cleaning early, there’s always so much to do that you forget about). 2. …

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A Girl and Her Boat

When I started canoeing, at seven years old (wow, that’s 13 years ago now!), I was able to paddle one of the small collection of boats that the canoe club owned. We were a pretty small club back then, and most of the members were much older than me – there were about eight or …

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Unprepared

As exams loom closer and closer, I’m getting more and more aware of the fact that I’ll have less time to do fun things in the build up to them. This is why I decided to make the most of not having to feel too guilty about having fun and went out last night. I …

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I Know, I Know…

I know, I know, I’ve been absolutely rubbish at posting regularly recently, but things have just been getting in the way! Heather and Tiny Tin Bird came to stay for just over a week and went home on Thursday, so lots of that time was taken up by showing him the garden, taking him for …

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This Easter

This Easter was the Devizes to Westminster canoe race – 125 miles, non-stop from Devizes in Wiltshire to Westminster bridge, taking about 24 hours. This Easter I spent about 16 hours supporting two paddlers from my canoe club who were competing in this race (in the same boat). Overnight. It was freezing! Our job was …

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Waterside D

After celebrating the end of term with my uni friends, I set my alarm for 6:45am yesterday to be picked up and taken to help out at a canoe race. A few people from my canoe club are taking part in the Devizes to Westminster (DW) canoe race this year, (here‘s a post I wrote about …

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