Fi's Mutterings

Disney, running, swimming, living with disability, challenges…

This is Me

Cropped for social mediaLife is hectic as I try to juggle being a mum of a son with a learning disability (My Not So Little SWAN), working for a small local charity which provides out of school care for children and young people with disabilities, running my own businesses as a Forever Business Owner, Bookkeeper and Tupperware Lady, as well as being my husband’s Office Manager.  In between all that, I also try to keep healthy by going to the gym, running and swimming.  There isn’t much time during college hours but somehow I manage, mostly.

Having been married to a Driver Trainer (he says he’s not a driving instructor as he doesn’t teach learners) for over 20 years I regularly have discussions about driving and things that drivers have done that bug me.  Some of these lead to blogs, especially when a driver has done something that really bugs me, like stop to let me cross the road when there are no other cars around!

I started running in 2009 when I was trying to find a way to raise money for SNAPPY, the charity I now work for, as a way to say thank you for all the help and support that the staff and volunteers provide families like mine.  At that time, I didn’t like running but the Run for All was starting in York and they are happy for runners to choose their own charity to support.  I have taken part in every Run for All event in York since.  My son ran his first 10K at York in 2014 and decided that he wanted to do the Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield and the Leeds Abbey Dash too.  In 2015 we took part in Run for All’s Yorkshire 10K series (Hull, Leeds and York), the Great Yorkshire Run, York 10 Mile and the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Unfortunately, due to a thunderstorm, the half marathon actually turned into a 7 mile run.

I’ve always enjoyed swimming although, I’ll admit, it can get a bit monotonous.  Having swum my first mile at the age of 7, I entered my first Swimathon in 1991.  I finished that in a whopping 2 hours and 15 minutes and returned the following year to swim faster.  I then had a break from the Swimathon, life got in the way, until 2006 and I have entered every one since.  I have gradually reduced my time until I swam a huge 9 minutes faster than ever before in 2013 to achieve a time of 1 hour 43 minutes!

I love Disney, especially Disney World, and visit as often as I can.  If I can find a way to get a Disney picture to fit the theme of Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge then I will.  I’m also “walking” from York to Walt Disney World.


22 thoughts on “This is Me

  1. Well done you! Sometimes you just have to make it happen for yourself.

  2. I like the links in your About Page – I may have to go and revisit mine and do that. I’m a former competitive swimmer (so very familiar with the Swim a Thon) and now run for fitness as it fits better in my life now with young kids. Congrats on fundraising for your cause!

  3. I have really enjoyed your blog! And I would like to nominate it for the Liebster Award. I tried to make sure, beforehand, that you had not already received this, but if I missed that I apologize. I really hope you choose to accept it, and – if you do – I can’t wait to read your answers to the questions. You can find out the details here: Best wishes! ~ Vida

  4. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s….

    I really appreciate you wanting to become a new follower, after all, there are many many interesting and entertaining blogs out there

    Anyway, I hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.I have added plenty of categories now to help readers. If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, by all means let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, and hope you have a great old day…


    • You are more than welcome for the follow. What I read of your blog made me chuckle and after a long day at work, or just answering the same questions over and over from my 19 going on 7 year old son, that’s just what I need 🙂

  5. Thanks for stopping by the Monster! I’m enjoying looking through the site!

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  7. Fisefton, I like your blog so I too have nominated you for the Liebster award. More information can be found at
    Cheers Greta

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  9. I wanted to let you know you’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Award. If you choose to accept it click the link.

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  11. Another award! I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award, because you are! Here’s the link:

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