London Fields Lido
Photo: The Hackney Citizen
It's pouring with rain. The explosion of fireworks is almost constant outside my cosy Clapton sanctum. But I'm shivering at the thought of getting up at 7.30am tomorrow morning for my Saturday swim at the Lido. It has to be done though... I'm determined to swim right through the winter again this year. The memory of the biting cold on the soles of my feet as I run from the lockers and plunge into the steaming water, has faded and the unseasonably mild weather has lured me into a false sense of bravado. So, I will be there with the other Saturday swimmers and die-hard regulars doing my lengths and I know that when I've done them I'll be glad I dragged myself from my warm bed and woke up in London Fields Lido.