Patricia Carswell, a.k.a. GirlontheRiver, is a freelance journalist specialising in health, family and lifestyle. She’s also a novice rower who has rapidly developed a burning passion for a sport that doesn’t always love her back. You can read more about her journey from couch potato to obsessed rower here. She has strong views on rowing fashion (and especially all-in-ones) and is very afraid of the Little People hiding along the River Wye.
It doesn’t take much to make GirlontheRiver happy. A glass of something red and alcoholic will usually do the trick, or a good outing on the river. Oh, and a bit of flattery is always welcome.