In New Zealand we call them ‘togs’ – those lovely stretchy pieces of clothing we pull on over our curves and bumps, and then splash gleefully into the water whilst wearing. In this balmy summer weather, they get used a lot!
In Australia they’re usually known as ‘cossies’, and in other places you’ll hear them referred to as bathers or swimsuits – but here it is and always has been togs. These are mine.
I’ve had a few pairs of togs in my life, each lasting between 5 and 10 years. These togs I bought about four years back, and they’re very comfortable indeed! Alas, the arm straps like to roll down sometimes, but that can be used to my advantage when I want to show off my boobs…
There are a surfeit of beaches around Auckland, but with beaches comes a) sand and b) sunburn. I tend to hide away from such things, so my togs see the most action at the pools closest to Adonis and Aphrodite’s house. Each week we fling our clothes off and our togs on, and spend an hour or two walking, swimming and splashing in the lovely cool water.
I simply can’t understand
Why swimsuits are in such demand
They’re soggy and damp,
Bind like a clamp,
And hold about three pounds of sand!
Many thanks to Aphrodite for suggesting swimsuit pics, as well as taking them.