Lick a metal pole in freezing weather, that is. Never mind if it means having to call the fire brigade to get my tongue unstuck from the pole.

There are some things that just have to be done. Come what may.

Like sashaying down the narrow edge of the pavement, arms stuck out like a fairy with wings outspread.

Like jumping into and not walking round a puddle on a rainy day.

Like holding the umbrella upside down to catch the elusive raindrops while blissfully getting drenched in the rain.

Like racing down a slope on a bicycle, hair, arms and imagination flying.

Like sticking out your tongue to feel how cold a pole is on some especially cold day…

Childhood is incomplete without doing ‘silly’ things like these.

And, sometimes, adults like this one, want to be silly too.

How about you?

(Thank god the minimum temperature hovers round 14º where I live!)