Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Xmas Is Upon Us
After nurturing my cold all day yesterday, and feeling a bit better today, I simply had to be back at the Lido this morning - no frost, no parts of the Lido iced over, no dramatic sun rise.... but a rising sun all the same and what a welcomed treat that is!
Xmas theme was dotted around the pool - a sure sign that it's not long now before Xmas is truly upon us - only 5 more days to go .... hard to believe!
With my cold having moved from the throat to the nose and forehead I did the wise thing (or should I say the "less fooling" thing) and swam a couple of widths rather than sticking to lengths for the first time this season ... concentrating on not putting my head too deep in the water was strenuous and took away from the usual pleasure of swimming ... but swim I did!
same door as last year
same snowman as last year!
more Xmas decoration in the caf
keeping warm is the name of the game
Fred hesitating ever so slightly!
he hadn't been to the Lido since last thursday and was feeling the sharp drop
While Alex, brave as ever swam 4 lengths which, so he says,
helped him get over a slight hang over ...
Xmas party no 3 for Alex and "this one was the best one!"
Martin and his daughter Natalija arriving,
watched by Chris
Sue leisurely swimming a width head up breaststroke (flip flop in her hands)
after her post sauna plunge -
Chris and Sue swam 4 lengths before finding refuge in the sauna
Martin's daughter Natalija hurrying across the width of the pool ...
... and back - well done Natalija!