A delightful Spring morning here in Argyll and Lottie, myself and 3 doggies did a 2 hour walk round the fresh water loch nearby. The sunlight sparkled magically on the loch, almost dazzling us, as we are quite unused to this after such a gloomy winter. We felt our spirits rise and, of course, we had to have a swim. So we both had a “diplet” which is a very quick swim, not even a dip, just a few strokes in the dark icy water, and this had a magical, uplifting, tingly effect. Later on in the day, after various chores had been done, I ventured forth into the choppy sea and swam across the bay, just in time to see the sun dipping down behind Jura. Halfway through my swim I asked myself – “Am I cold?” – and the answer was “No, I feel floaty, free and fabulous!”. And this is why I swim.