Welcome. Put your umbrella by the door and come in to the warm and dry off. What would you like to drink? It will have to be hot as it is too cold to go for anything else. I can’t offer you anything to eat today as the roll of chocolate chip biscuit I’d been saving in the fridge has miraculously disappeared, saving me from myself, but meaning you go hungry.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that the severe weather was severe but not as bad as predicted. Rainfall although heavy at times was only half what they had promised and the wind was strong but felt friendly. Some winds are quite malevolent but this was an amiable one. The king tide happened as promised but we didn’t get to the beach to see it. Talking to someone who works on Hastings Street overlooking the beach said the sea was BiG but no-one was out to see it in the deserted street. I think it has gone from us as it moves its way down the coast. I hope they have our experience as well. We had a bit of flooding in the park which the birds and Muffin enjoyed splashing about in.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that the new Times Past Challenge is out. This month it is about favourite child hood foods and the wonderful stories already posted in the comments sections is prompting even more memories for me at least. I have had a productive week both blogging (with numerous creative pieces written and illustrated) plus I have managed to do some visiting and outside of blogging my thesis is almost there. Just doing the final touch ups to the references – a boring job but one that can’t be neglected.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I watched a show on television which tested which type of exercise showed the most beneficial effects. They had a control group which did only their normal activity, a group in a gym with a personal trainer, and a group who were given some exercises which could be done while they cleaned their teeth, washed the dishes, dried themselves after a shower and on passing a door (and a few that I can’t recall). The test convincingly showed that this group gained the most benefit. So I have been doing it at those times and I tell you what, I know I have been doing something. For a few days I had difficulty sitting down as the muscles in my thighs and buttocks were protesting so much. And here I was thinking they were muscles that got a good workout because of my dancing. Obviously not so. I’m going to continue doing this and see what the result is after a month or two. It may be my new thing to be fanatical about.
Already I am planning my time post thesis and have booked up for a private dance lesson once a fortnight. To tell you the truth it is not so much to get a lesson although I know I will benefit from that but it is to have the opportunity to really dance, stretch my legs and float or fly around the floor. Rarely do I get the opportunity to be pushed to my limit and beyond and I know in this lesson I will be.
Well, that’s enough about me for this week. What about you? What have you been up to? What are you reading? What is the weather like where you are? I feel really sorry for my girlfriend who was given the surprise holiday to Switzerland. If it is like the rest of Europe they will have had rain almost the entire time. Oh well. Nothing you can do about the weather. Back to you. Seen any good films, eaten any good food.
Thanks to Diana for hosting our coffee mornings. Drop over and say hi.Someone else may have something to nibble on.