Swimming and exploring South Devon, from Dartmoor to the sea
Friday, 5 May 2017
Why I've been silent
At Leftlake, Dartmoor
On March 9th my darling, beautiful son Felix died, aged 20. He had epilepsy and his death has been put down to SUDEP - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, something which is little understood. His death has been like an earthquake through our family and although I have found swimming helpful in the aftermath I have not had any desire to blog about it. Since March 9th everything in my life has been, and will continue to be, refracted through the prism of his death. I will certainly blog about wild swimming again but my posts will probably, for some time at least, be preoccupied with swimming and how it aids the grieving process. I have been trying to get in the water as often as possible and it definitely helps. You can find out more about Felix and donate to SUDEP Action here.