Lorraine: Amanda Owen reveals its unusual not working with her kids
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Amanda Owen joins Channel 5’s Live: Winter on the Farm on Monday as the Our Yorkshire Farm star tries wild water swimming. However, during an interview with Lorraine Kelly, the mother-of-nine admitted filming the scenes was “unusual” as she did so without her brood and husband Clive Owen.
Lorraine began: “There is something magical about wild water swimming.”
“Absolutely,” Amanda replied. “It’s about surroundings, it’s invigorating, it feels like it livens up the senses, it’s also testing your own willpower.”
“Yes your endurance and that’s a good thing,” the ITV host continued.
“How was it being on this programme on your own without the rest of the family?”
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“There you are, you got a bit of me-time,” Lorraine quipped.
Amanda answered: “It was certainly unusual but that is what wild water swimming is about.
“It is about mindfulness, it is about taking a moment, it’s about calm.
“When we go wild water swimming – it’s been rebranded it’s just swimming at the end of the day – you have no other option in Yorkshire other than to do cold-water swimming because it’s always cold.
“Usually it’s me and the children in the river or in the waterfalls, it’s all we’ve ever known.”
“It’s become fashionable,” Amanda added and Lorraine quipped: “You’ve been doing it for years and years.
“It’s great for your mental health it just makes you feel better and as you said that, peace and quiet because you mustn’t get that much of that.”
Amanda replied: “No but it’s kind of a bit of a split, when you’re out amongst the sheep and doing my work I have plenty of headspace.
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“But of course when I’ve got the brood and the everything going on it’s very busy.”
Lorraine asked how the family were managing after battle Storm Arwen.
Amanda said: “We are okay because we’re all here it has its high points and its low points.
“We’ve been plunged into darkness and sub-zero temperatures.”
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“I think the high point was when tea was actually fried eggs and Champagne.
“The [low point] being plunged into darkness, sub zero temperatures.”
Storm Arwen caused chaos in Yorkshire last week and the area has continued to be battled by heavy winds, rain and snow.
Lorraine airs on ITV on weekdays at 9am. Live: Winter on the Farm continues on Channel 5 on Monday at 8pm.
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