You also looked in good
shape, unlike so many...
Recently joined member Stanley writes from Parkstone, and
includes a delightful little vignette, an extract from his autobiography, which
is one of the items we are saving for the next issue:
Well done for your part in the TV Witness programme. I thought you made
a good case for our kind of naturism and, incidentally, you also looked in good
shape, unlike so many who are selected by the media as spokesmen on our behalf.
Sadly so many are old and saggy or just plain fat and not really a good advert
for an outdoor experience which is supposed to enhance a sense of personal
well-being, good health and general fitness.
Thank you for the flattering remarks, Stanley, and everyone
else who commented on my television performance. I have to say, though, that in
my view the programme gave the lie to the old adage that the camera doesn't lie.
I am a long way from being fit, unfortunately, having been kept alive for the
last ten years by the ingenuity and skill of the cardiologists of the Royal
Bournemouth and Southampton General Hospitals and the geniuses of the
pharmaceutical industry. Hopefully, they will be able to keep the grim reaper
off my back for a few more years, but fit I ain't and without a replacement pump
there's not much chance that I ever will be. And the reason I didn't look saggy?
Skilful use of camera angles, and a three foot bulldog clip down my back!
Incidentally, Stanley went on to say that he assumed the winter TBE had already
been published (this was at the beginning of December): well, it certainly ought
to have been in preparation, but unfortunately it wasn't, my preceding comments
being a partial explanation of the delay. Sorry, folks, but I can't always
manage a deadline.
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