well...the crystal palace national sports centre is now open, and yes, its only a stone's thrown from the mighty Penge. I decided to give the Olympic pool a try. It is very COLD!!! and quite scary having to swim 50m at a go but I managed to do 20 lengths which is still 1km, and 40 lengths in old money. Will be much harder to do 2000 lengths in that pool so might have to switch back to a smaller one!
I have been in the process of adopting a baby from China since 2006 and with the process taking longer and longer each year, I wanted to do something to stay connected with China. Providing art materials seems such a simple thing to do and as someone whose job is promoting the power of engaging with arts activity, seems kind of appropriate!