Smacks forehead! 1 January 2009
Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, la vie en rose.
I don’t know about you but on the 29th of December I was bundled up on the sofa, hot chocolate at the ready… and it was cold enough that I decided to roast chicken breasts in the oven, one to have hot with barely steamed broccoli and the other for chicken sandwiches later… emphasis, bundled up.
However, on the 29th of December I, and all of us, could have been ice swimming. In Siberia, Belarus and China.
Members of a local ice swimming club head for the water to swim in the Yenisey river in the Siberian city of Krasnoyars [Picture: REUTERS]
A member of the Optimalist heath club hacks a hole into the ice covering a canal near the village of Viazynka, Belarus [Picture: REUTERS]
OK! .. I think the guy above wins for truly hardy. Hardiest of the hardy. Wins hands down, or up.. or wins wielding the hatchet while thigh deep in freezing water… and definitely not wearing even a thong.
A winter swimmer dives into icy waters at a park in Shenyang, China [Picture: REX FEATURES]
From the last thread… not because it was near the close of the thread, it just fits in…
catnip – 31 December 2008
I don’t make resolutions but I’ll make an exception for 2009: I resolve to contribute to global warming because I can’t stand the damn cold weather here in the frozen tundra anymore.