I'm in!!
I'm in!!

Yesterday Pauline told me the sea temperature was 13 degrees, warmer than the air. I’ve been processing her daily swim stories for a few weeks now with more than a little concern, but the 13 degree comment made me consider giving it a go. So this morning Tom and I drove to Mill Bay with our wet suits and did it.

13 degrees…I DON’T THINK SO! This water was definitely not warm, but it was not baltic either. The sun emerged from behind the clouds and then I was having one of these life moments that etches it’s beauty and sensation in to every pore and will always be there to savour.

Thank you Pauline, you’re right. It’s good. VERY GOOD!

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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

4 replies on “13 degrees? Yeh right!

  1. You are brave! I know how cold it can be, would not put my finger in!
    I have noticed you on Etsy and I enjoy looking at your work very much!!! I love what you do! I am in Scotland too (Inverness), but would love to move further up and west one day.

  2. I was hit in the face by a v mean wave on the storm day Sarah and I must admit I was not pleased as it felt as though my face was being slashed but the sea was certainly warmer than the air and I had to get under very quickly. But I must say that wearing a wet suit defeats the purpose which is to absorb all those wonderful salts and things. More important you do need to have been going in for a while to acclimatise. I do not recommend swimming in October unless you have been at it all Summer. I do not want to be responsible for mass hypothermia.

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