I hope you are keeping well and your peckers are up. I thought I’d jump back on the newsletter horse, or is it a donkey? Either way, it’s been a while. This one is long, so grab a cuppa and a box of jaffa cakes (because one is never enough), and let’s begin.
I often bang on about my local lido to anyone who will listen. It’s a large red brick building on Hampstead Heath, which looks a bit imposing. But to us lifers, it’s a sanctuary from the outside world – a happy prison. Inside is a big blue rectangle of unheated water 60 metres long by 25, which in summer climbs up to 25+ degrees but in winter can drop to zero.
Here is what she looks like on a hot day…
And here is what he looks like on a cold day…