Saturday, 24 March 2012

And step to the left - two, three, four

That’s just a snippet of the warm up…

Yes, there’s something I haven’t told you, for the past month I’ve been doing an hour’s workout every day & cut right back on the vino. Thing is after a gruelling workout a glass of wine tastes like poison, & lasts on into the night. So I’m drinking gallons of cranberry juice instead  – not that I ever drank gallons of wine of course. Well at least I won’t be going down the chute we talked about yesterday…

The reason for the secrecy is for just in case I gave up, would’ve felt a right berk after announcing it to the world…

And (no tittering please) it’s all thanks to Davina. I bought this DVD a year ago, did a test drive & failed – by choice…

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Since then she’s kept staring at me with that look on her face – it took me 12 months to finally cave in & get down to doing something about it, so here we are. Heth the fitness freak has emerged…

Note: Just to eradicate the X factor embarrassment factor, I’m not into reality TV at all. I had heard of her, but I couldn’t tell you all the trashy programmes she’s been in & still can’t. This was the the best DVD of it’s kind that fell into my trolley…

Turns out it was a good buy, her husband is a personal trainer & has devised all the routines himself. So he’s the one giving out the instructions as to where your legs & arms should be at any one time. And she’s not allowed to whisk us all off to a hidden jungle somewhere to eat ants or cuddle up with exotic snakes…

So there you go, my secret life as a gymnast is out…

However, there has to be the odd exception to the rule, last night being one of them, our new next door neighbours came round for a drinky poos, so Davina was abandoned…

What a great night we had, you know when you meet another couple, you discover you have loads in common & the same sense of humour? It’s a rare thing to be so “in tune” about so many different things – all at once! And as they were leaving, (well past midnight & all of 10 paces back to their boat). I realised we haven’t laughed like that with anyone else since we left our friends behind at Rufford…

Parting words at the end of the night, “Oh no, I forgot to book a taxi home,” then Dave says “not to worry I booked one earlier on, should be here any minute.”

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Now then, the other thing is, we’ve had a “Mercia Marina Social Invitation” (via email from the office across the way there). With food & drinks provided by the marina at the Willow Tree cafe tonight. So what with losing an hour as well, the hour I’ve chosen to lose issss, the one I’m supposed to spend with Davina… Again…

6 comments:

Avalon Mist said...

Well the taxi never came, so we took the plunge and swam home. Hey Heth if you are in need of a proper work out, there's plenty to do on our boat!
Fab evening with you and Dave, and so good to laugh. Friendship and Spring, very cool.
I better get my Blogology going again.
Avalonmist-ers XX

Roger Smith said...

Davina was the one who would put people into a dwelling mostly surrounded by water with security fences and gates to prevent land access and cameras allowing 24 hour viewing by the public.

So you should need to have no worries about anything like that happening to you.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic pic of all your hard work on Halfie's blog!!! You look terrific! Can't face Davina though but am just back from swim!
(Apologies haven't emailled yet)xA

Heth said...

Well Hello Avalonmist-ers!

Swimming home eh? Some workout that, (suject of the day) I must have a word with Davina...

Yep, great night & many more to come after your epic journey down the way there & back!

As long as it's not first thing in the morning when you set off we'll stand outside on the jetty doing the royal salute thing. I've already booked the brass band & we'll sound the horn but you might not hear it..

And that blogology thing will have to be re-started, else you'll never hear the last of it lol.

PS: My own pet name for Blogspot is Spogblot, just thought you might like to know that little snippet of totally useless info!

Heth

Heth said...

Hi Roger,

Re: The comment above, I'm going to see if she'll come round to the marina, do her workout on a floating pontoon, then we can all stand on the bow of our boats & join in - or just fall in, whichever's easiest.

H

Heth said...

Hi A,

Oh my, we're back to swimming again!

Just noticed Halfie's blog post & photos of us this morning. (Got a bit behind with reading). Was nice of him to dig out the one of us from 2009! (Was it really that long ago?)
He's so right, what he's said about boaty bloggers & people we meet out on the cut :)

H