Video: Birds Eye View - Stripped off & Sunday morning with Superman
WELL it s not often that I get to strip off and spend Sunday morning with Superman, but that s exactly what I did during the early part of my Mother s Day. I say, Superman , obviously I know and understand that it was a man in a fancy dress costume and l
WELL it's not often that I get to strip off and spend Sunday morning with Superman, but that's exactly what I did during the early part of my Mother's Day.
I say, 'Superman', obviously I know and understand that it was a man in a fancy dress costume and let me just make clear at the outset that none of this has anything to do with my private life, it was in fact, all in aid of charity.
Three hardy souls, me, Stephen Miller, and the Ginger Ninja from Star Radio, volunteered to jump into a freezing cold lake on Sunday morning to raise sponsorship for CLIC Sargent.
The Ginger Ninja, dressed as Superman, and me, wearing a swimsuit and an Ely Standard T-shirt (come on, did you really think I was going to miss an opportunity for some free advertising) and Stephen, wearing tracksuit bottoms, all went down to the Mepal Outdoor Centre to complete our task.
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My mum, dad and sister came along and before I had even put a toe in the water my mum was fussing, which I loved.
She said I looked pale, but she always thinks I look pale and she's convinced it's because I don't eat meat and am lacking in something essential.
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But having seen the photographs from the event I have to admit that I do look pale, but then again I felt pale. It was freezing! The sun was shinning but the air temperature at Mepal on Sunday morning was hovering at around 8 or 9 degrees and I dread to think how cold that water was.
To be fair we only had to run into the water for about 20 feet and up to our necks, and run back out again, but the shock of the cold water on my body meant it felt like wading through treacle.
Anyway, it was all over with in a couple of minutes and my mum was waiting on the shore with a big warm towel and then Annie from CLIC Sargent bought me a mug of steaming hot coffee, which warmed me up no end.
My mum fussed over me all day telling me I still looked pale and dad played the video of me running in and out of the water looking like a drowned rat over and over again, which gave everyone a good laugh.
So there you have it. I survived the shock of the cold water and the CLIC Sargent coffers will be boosted a little for my efforts.
Superman disappeared in a flash. Off to fight another day faster than a speeding bullet swifter than a train or maybe off to visit his mum with some flowers is more likely I suppose!