|Posted by TimR on February 9, 2016 at 5:05 AM||comments ()|
And so it was with frivolity and good cheer
That the EGLST travelled to Windermere
To take part in the annual “Chillswim”
Despite the weather being predictably grim
On boarding the train, the boozing commenced
Leaving one passenger particularly incensed
Who despite her calling as a Buddhist monk
Took umbrage at the cans of carling being sunk!
Undet...Read Full Post »
|Posted by TimR on December 21, 2015 at 4:40 AM||comments ()|
If in life you need a thrill,
Then make your way to Parliament Hill,
Where on weekend mornings the "ladies" meet,
Come rain or shine, snow or sleet.
The banter's great and there are always jokes,
From this band of eccentric blokes,
Whether teachers, lawyers, dentists or bankers,
You couldn't accuse this lot of being w&&kers!
They can't be missed with their sleek white caps,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by TimR on December 21, 2015 at 4:35 AM||comments ()|
Tis the season to be jolly,
And head to the ponds with a bottle of "Bolly",
To remember the reason why we all come here,
For the event that occurs just once a year.
Held in honour of a man named Kearney,
With whom we have shared this special journey,
On early mornings throughout the year,
Dressed in our East German replica gear.
Experiencing memories we’ll never forget,
Whether it...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Vikas Nanda on November 1, 2015 at 7:15 PM||comments ()|
Pond Life: Typical weekend conversations !!
Ice: Much consternation this morning after leaving the pond.
It had occurred to me that I had not recalled packing my swimming cap post dip.
I returned to the cowshed, much to the amusement of teacher man, to establish its whereabouts,
It was nowhere to be seen. I have checked and it has not been handed in to the lifeguards.
It may be of course that some character such as Dunne or ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Vikas Nanda on November 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM||comments ()|
Nick's openning volley on 30/10/2015
Are we missing a clarion call?
Gimp are you joining us tomorrow?
Andrew being helpful !!
I'll run and swim with you. Don't worry - YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Gets Nick going ( to a chorous of where's the Lithium) !!
But I feel so alone. During the day it's not so bad but it's the night time...
When the Demons come, the shadows of the past.
Old e...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Vikas Nanda on April 23, 2015 at 5:40 PM||comments ()|
Tim Russell wrote on 21/4/2015
Homage to Ken
Where do we begin to tell the tale
Of Sailor boy’s quest for the holy grail
To receive the one and only award
Granted by the “Eis Balls committee board”?
The challenge was there and had to be met
To complete 31 swims and not forget
To send daily photos for all to see
Of his exploits in water under 10 degrees C
It started well...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Vikas Nanda on April 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM||comments ()|
On April 7, 2015 Iceman wrote:
Our sailor boy made a mistake
By swimming alone in a lake
The signs were quite clear
Danger deepwater, You should'nt ouughta
Be swimming solo, in here.
In this instance young ken was not wise
Determined to not heed the signs
Despite nearby crowd he hollered aloud
And proceeded to his exercise.
At once he attracted the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Vikas Nanda on March 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM||comments ()|
On Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:35 Tim Russell wrote:
Inspired by this weekend's events, I have put pen to paper to record the following - hope you enjoy it!
"Last call" announced the tannoy for the 17:44,
as the ladies met for their Cambridge tour,
and boarded the train with wine and beer,Read Full Post »
|Posted by The Honey Badger on April 29, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments ()|
Nice swim this morning, with swans, ducks and old coots. Sign said 9C, but I'm sure it was a little warmer. The good news is that Vikas resurfaced after being prodded by me. Paul was assigned to look for him when he's there with his diving team on Wednesday. Glad to see that Vikas is OK and plans to be back in the water this weekend.
|Posted by The Honey Badger on April 28, 2013 at 6:30 AM||comments ()|
On Saturday, the Ice Man was able to cajole his son Charlie for another dip, for which Charlie was presented with a genuine East German Army Issue cap (as modelled by Bessie earlier this week) for "2 dips under 10C." Nick also brought Pablo from Mexico, who managed to swim 20 mins first time in. I repeat, Pablo's from Mexico. Another Vikas Nanda Conundrum in the making?
Today, Asa Burgess (discoverer of the Asa Burgess Paradox) won a cap for "most sub-10 sw...Read Full Post »