Do you remember when life was a lot simpler and we coped with hot weather by getting out the old bathtub or going fishing?
I love the optimism of the swimming cap! Bless! Complete with strap under chin in case a big wave comes!
Oh my goodness yes. Summers seemed to be much longer in those days. The rope swing over the local stream, the endless rambling through the countryside with a sandwich for lunch, paddling in aforementioned stream and catching freshwater shrimps - just to let them go again once we had watched their sideways swimming in the jam jar. Good times.
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You will notice I am up to my neck in it as usual. Always a water baby.
Can you still fold up that small Fidg?
I remember those and had one; sunsuits we called them.
I think they were pre war, or 50's at best. We were at my nans along with three of my cousins and they got dragged out of a drawer.
happy days! Those ruched elasticated swimsuits were hideous but all we gals had one, didn't we? No other choice!
Our neighbours put a tin bath full of water out in the street for the kids to play in, but my ma wouldn't let me join in...I think she thought I might catch 'something' from them. I was so jealous!
We used to fish for sticklebacks in the local brook. Many happy hours spent with a fishing net and a jam jar on a piece of string! Of course you had to dam up the brook first to get a good deep pool. As long as you didn't get a "booter" (a welly full of water), you were all right.
I take up a bit more room these days, but still up to my neck in it.
I spent my formative years swimming in the sub zero waters of Lough Erne. When I went to a swimming pool with school I thought I would die of heat stroke! I still find indoor pools intolerably warm. Can't see me leaping into Lough Erne either though.