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New Pool

Forest Hill has been very excited, or at least the local paper kept telling us we were, about the opening of our new leisure complex in September. I have not the least desire for a gym, or a chlorine-scented cafe, but I tried the swimming-pool out on Friday and again last night.

Unlike the Pavilion Leisure Centre in Bromley, where most of my recent swimming has been done, this is a proper pool with diving-blocks and straight edges (though no helpful marker on the ceiling to warn back-crawlers that they're about to bang their heads). At the time I went, around 9PM, it was also pretty empty; on Friday there were only two other people in the pool, while last night was lane swimming with only a couple of people in each lane.

I'll certainly be going again, once a week if I can. It's very good for my mental health and for coaxing story ideas into my forebrain. Plus I get to use this excellent swimming-husky icon by offside_element :)


Ooh nice! I do like a swim, but I hardly ever go. The pool in East Dulwich is nice too.
My old job was 10-6, so I used to go before work on a Friday and spend the day in a state of blissed-out relaxation totally unconducive to getting anything done.
I know a certain Pup who would gladly joing you on your swims...LOL Though I do not think the Health Dept would be happy about it. *winks*
I'll just have to join her instead! And hooray, the Howloween icon is back :)