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Just spent an hour and a half at the loathed gym. Which was a bit loathsome, but it's good for me, &cc &cc... the swimming pool was lovely, though -and empty! just a couple of people for all five double-lanes! Managed only eight (or was it ten?) lengths -could have stayed longer, actually, but had said to na11e1y I would be calling to collect a little bit of their home produce -their garden is producing more pumpkins and marrows, etc than they can cope with! envy!


Back from the swimming pool at Oasis Sports Centre. Nice time, although the pool was a bit hectic and feels much smaller and crowded than the Kentish Town one. It's nice to swim out of doors under the blue sky on a day like this, though. Must be much better to swim in the late evening under the stars, must try that -of course, there is the little inconvenient that you never see stars in London, but never mind. There seems to be a much higher incidence of beautiful women at Oasis, as well as more older women and seemingly gay men. And children -there isn't a separate children's pool so it is also full of mums with kids.

The changing room is a nightmare, a rather hectic one, I like my privacy and in that place there is none whatsoever.

I liked being able to sit by the pool after and answer emails and read (another Poul Anderson sci-fi book).

I may go back but I suspect I'll still go to Kentish Town far more often.
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Couple of hours of gym/swim. The gym bit, as usual, totally loathsome. Having to listen to industrial music at maximum volume and the trash tabloid music the gym regals us with still overpowers it, at least on the quieter bits. Yes, I know, I'll have to get noise cancelling cans. As I understand it, though, those are very good for constant humming noises like ariplane engines or traffic, but not noises with spikes in frequency or volume. The swim bit, though, was lovely. The building of the KTSC is actually beautiful and there is something of the ship to it. The main pool hall makes me think of the inside of the Battlestar Galactica hangar decks, only done much better. Shame about the trashy music in the gym.

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Just back from gym/swim. Still hate the gym bit, beneficial as it undoubtedly is -hadn't missed the extremely loud trashy tabloid music or the seven screens with tabloid TV. I do very much love being in the water in the swimming pool but the changing rooms worry me; they smell like something had died there a couple of weeks ago. I don't think I'd die of anything I catch in there but I do suspect it could make me feel very very ill,

So, next in the physical fitness accessory purchase list: a set of noise-cancelling headphones. Not that I can afford what a good pair of those might cost at this moment, the thinnest end of the end of the summer for me. And flip-flops, when I remember -no, I don't actually possess a pair of flip-flops. Or pyjamas, for that matter, but that's another story.