On the outskirts of the village is a reservoir which is particularly full at this time of year. Just recently I have noticed that a couple of village children have been playing in the water. When I asked about this previously I was told that it wasnt allowed to go in the water for any reason. I am in the process of trying to get a word in with the village mayor to see if there would be a problem with me swimming in here and am keeping my fingers crossed. As most of the people here have never been anywhere other than the village for any length of time there are not too many people here who can swim so I am even offering to give a few lessons if they will let me use the reservoir. I am not holding out much hope though as people in any position of authority here seem very reluctant to commit themselves to any decisions.