It’s been a common assumption that lockdown has meant that suddenly everyone has time to do all those things they’ve been wanting to do for years. And it's not true at all for many people.
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Greater Manchester consists of ten different councils. Each has their own different operator used for their council owned leisure centres. Let's look at how they brand them. Because the world has been waiting for this level of analysis.
You may be grateful to know that this series of all the swimming pools I have swum in since April 2015 is now finally reaching an end. Yep, I’ve catalogued, reviewed, provided historical context, and useless background information about swimming pools in Greater London, in Stockport and Tameside. Well now it’s time to do the rest of the UK. For there’s three. And rather nicely there’s one in England, one in Scotland, and one in Wales. Don’t worry. It won’t take long. Wales Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre It’s 2015 and we’re on holiday in the Brecon Beacons with our (then) two and a half year old son. The weather isn’t great one day. What do you do on holidays with a toddler at such times? The swimming pool! It was a half hour drive from our cottage near Crickhowell, to Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, but when we got there we found a pretty modern six lane pool, with a smaller pool and a splash area featuring one of those giant mushrooms that water trickles over, making children all excited. There was a little slide too. And a big water flume, sadly not operational during our visit. But then toddler and... View Article
Published on 31 December 2019 in Life
Ten years have happened. This means we need to do a 'thing'.
For a long time I made YouTube videos. I enjoyed making YouTube videos. But then I stopped making YouTube videos. For many reasons. But mostly due to them not having a title sequence.
When you rent a holiday cottage and find it is furnished with eight really strange things.
It started with a tweet. And ended with a Google search and a fire engine. Also there's some pointless witting on about stuff. Look, it will waste a few minutes of your time, that's the best I can offer.
A brief history of local government, Olympians and Paralympians, No Diving signs and an in-depth discussion on swimming pool design changes since the 1980s.
I know! Even MORE about all the swimming pools I've been to! It's just mad! But this one talks about youth, bright blue walls, wave machines, and more. What else could you ask for?
Every now and then, I have a dream. Well not a dream. A version of a specific dream.It involves us having moved into a large house at some point. And there's loads of junk and stuff left from previous owners. There's a room that needs sorting out. A room we never use because it's full of stuff.