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As mentioned in an earlier post about Wild Swimming, my wife is a member of the South London Swimming Club at Tooting Bec Lido. whose wintertime activities appear – to the casual observer – to be plain barking mad. Namely open air swimming in water just below 5C.

However in this gorgeous new video shot by a ridiculously fit SLSC member called Jonathan Cowie, his own dolphin-like grace and the beauty of the setting makes the whole ritual look truly graceful and enticing. It seems almost tempting to have a go. Almost.

But then you remember thay on some days SLSC members have to break the ice before they can even get into the water for goodness sake… Fit and graceful or not, these people are crazy.

To be continued…

An Olive Branch

July 12, 2011 Feeling My Age Comments

Olive Tree

A couple of years ago a friend sent me a tiny olive tree by special delivery – perhaps the loveliest thankyou present anybody’s ever given me. Last week we heard some lads from the local school noisily larking about at the end of our street.

Local boys skylarking

On going out to see what was happening we found one of the baby branches had been snapped off the tiny tree in our front garden. Perhaps the boys were keen to offer their wary suburbanite neighbours an olive branch.

Olive Branch