Sunday, 30 November 2008
On my day off, I went to a Pilates class at the Fitness First gym at Sylvania, and stayed for a swim. The pool is at the intersection of two very busy roads, yet can't be seen at all from outside, and the trees outside provide a restful setting on a sunlit day.
I have been asked if my fascination with swimming pools stems from having been a competitive swimmer. The answer is a resounding No! But for as long as I can remember I've just loved swimming. I think my earliest memory of swimming in a suburban swimming pool is teaching myself to swim at about the age of 4 or 5.
Can you swim? Can you remember learning? Do you enjoy it?
Check out my swimming blog here.
PS To people who wished me Happy Thanksgiving - errrrr - thanks, but:
We don't celebrate it in Australia. . . it's about America, pilgrims, harvest, autumn. We're quite a few thousand kilometres away, and, despite occasional appearances to the contrary ( the occasional lickspittle Prime Minister thinking other peoples' wars are a good idea, being a case in point) we don't follow all American traditions. It would make about as much sense as Egypt celebrating Australia Day! I guess we could be thankful it's sumer, and time for cherries and mangoes and peaches....and with halloween now having made its way across the Pacific, who knows - maybe we'll be doing Thanksgiving next?