First wild swim of 2020

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From Blea Tarn looking over to the Langdale Pikes.

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Josh cooked bacon butties before I headed in for a swim and decided to bring this inflatable seat thing along with him so he was comfortable, ha!

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Thinking to myself 'what am I doing?'...

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Half way there!

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And I'm in!

Can't believe it's Friday. My last holiday of the Christmas holidays. I still have the weekend to look forward to and lots of house work to be getting on with but when I checked the forecast for today, I knew that we just had to get out and do something, anything, other than being at home and running rubble/broken wood down the stairs all day long. So, I said we should go for a dip! Josh brought his swimming trunks along but it was really cold so he decided not to go in. I don't blame him to be honest, I don't think I could have gone in without a wetsuit on. It was that cold my hands were frozen, I could barely move them so I didn't stay in for long. It actually felt like I was getting rigor mortis! I thought Blea Tarn would've been fairly quiet, with it being a Friday morning but there were so many families walking around the tarn. In fact, just driving through to the Lakes itself was absolutely heaving. Traffic and people EVERYWHERE! That's why I'm quite glad I live away from the Lakes. Don't get me wrong, I love it, especially because the walking and the scenery is great but it attracts so many tourists (me being one of them). It's great for trade and all the local shops but I don't think I could face living somewhere that busy, all year round. Anyway, I'm going to wash my face, get some comfy clothes on and relax before tea. I don't know why but I feel super anxious at the moment, like my mind is constantly working over time. I've been hooked to my phone, which is really frustrating me. I feel like I'm always looking for inspiration, things to do or look forward to. I need a break from it I think, just not sure I can do it! I'm actually looking forward to getting back to work and in to more of a routine. I actually love routine, getting up at a certain time, knowing where I am, what I'm doing. It sounds daft but it actually keeps me mentally well.

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