The first test for the new aquatic socks at the lovely lido early on Sunday morning.

They were absolutely ACE.

Cheers, um, Anna.

I confess that I have been previously wearing what I now understand were probably verruca socks.


The new 2mm of protection kept the tepid 7 degrees water temperature of the beautiful Brockwell Blue away from my toes.

My bollocks still ended up battered and bruised.

I recall that my final thought before going to bed the night before was: PACK YOUR TRUNKS. I planned on a Sunday morning spa session. Wearing your wetsuit or birthday suit is not advisable.


Back to base it was then.

I simply couldn't get warm once again in Sunny Stockwell. We are currently radiator-less, midway through what seems like a never-ending flat renovation.

I attempted some press ups, some double arm dips - even some bedroom dancing.

I still couldn't get warm.

It was actually slightly warmer outside. I spent the rest of the morning doing some Sunny Stockwell gardening.

The South Lambeth Road lavender garden appears to have survived the winter - presuming the winter is pretty much over, that is.

All sorts of weird green shit is starting to shoot up. Anna had a field day, so to speak, back when it was GARDEN PLANT WEEK at Lidl.

Domestic chores done, I then took a wander down Brixton Road with my camera. It was perfect photography weather.

I've walked up and down Stockwell Road with the F717 endless times. I never run out of subject matter in which to shoot at.

But I needed a break, and so Brixton Road it was.

Waiting for me at the other end was Brixton Topcats playing at home to the Rec.

The Rec reception area is also undergoing a renovation right now. This appears to take place in five year cycles.

The basketball was brilliant. It was a close game with the Topcats making home court advantage count, winning 87-80 against Worcester Wolves II come the final buzzer.

I wandered into Banardo's during the short walk back to Sunny Stockwell. It's usually a little drab in there. I came away though with a so so green woollen tie for £2.99. It looks better than it sounds.

And then it was time for METROKNOBBERS with Darryl.

We covered Streatham transport, the Dangleway, party funding, Southern trains and Co-operative Parks.

Sunday came to close by shifting what is left of the furniture in the flat out towards the kitchen and the bathroom, ahead of a week of intensive floor treatment starting tomorrow.

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By Jason A.Cobb, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4:03 PM. It's even worse than it appears.