01/02/2023 06:57 PM

Lunge into 2023

Happy New Year, LiveJournal! I started 2023 as I mean to go on: by running into the sea dressed as a dog.

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12/14/2022 04:59 PM

Like Thunderball

For my birthday, friends very kindly gave me a voucher for a trial scuba diving session. It was a while before I got round to booking it, but last night I presented myself at the gorgeous Marshall Street Leisure Centre for an evening of getting my Thunderball on.

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12/10/2022 10:48 AM

Good Morning!

The swim lake in Beckenham Place Park. "Don't swim under the ice!" we're told. Well, damn, I was planning to do some Skyfall reenactment. A lone Egyptian goose standing huddled on one leg, and lots of ducks, presumably because their usual hangouts were frozen over; we swam through a flotilla of them and they didn't care at all.

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12/07/2022 06:37 PM

Our Future Health

A few weeks ago, I got a letter inviting me to join Our Future Health, a research programme in partnership with the NHS which uses health data to 'develop new ways to detect disease at an earlier stage and identify people who are at higher risk of disease'.

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12/06/2022 10:48 PM

It Begins

Time for my annual discovery that I'm really, really bad at wrapping presents.

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About me

I'm Alice Dryden, a.k.a. Huskyteer.

I like scooter adventures, First World War aeroplanes, Kenshukai karate, and spending time with huskies.