Monthly Archives: March 2012

Monty has retrieved the ball

Getting fit and stuff

Monty has retrieved the ball

Today I tried a new form of exercise. Pool running. It sounds mad, and feels crazy but I think it may be a bit addictive. Basically you are strapped into a small flotation device, that looks a bit like a windsurfing harness*, and let loose at the deep-end to make running movements to progress up the pool. Progress is slow. The overriding impression, apart from ‘how ridiculous must I look?’, was ‘now I know what people… Read More »

Purple wisteria

Spring is springing

Purple wisteria

Spring is coming out in force over here, as are the stink-bugs. The flush total for today is currently hovering around 20. They literally are crawling out of the woodwork/vents/fireplaces/window-frames/sock drawers. Just flicking them outside really doesn’t help now, as it is so mild anyway that I think they happily fly off back to their favourite entrance to the house and wait for the right moment. I am also slightly suspicious of the ones that… Read More »