Last of our children's birthdays done now for 2014 and now waiting on husband's birthday near the end of November.
Hallowen this Friday, so today we harvested our first ever crop of pumpkins. One of our daughters earlier this year got for her birthday a pumpkin growing kit, so we set about growing our first ever pumpkins. We have learnt one thing with our first crop, plant them earlier, so as to get more bigger ones ready for Hallowen. Now I just need to find some good pumpkin recipes, through November we will be eating mostly pumpkin. Lol
About two weeks ago our children's Junior school gave the children a hula hoop each. Now as a child I could hula hoop and was pretty good at it, but to my dismay, could I bloody get the hang of it when the children brought their hoops home from school, "No", is the simple answer, much to the delight of my children, who thought my efforts at failing to hula hoop, hilarious and Molly (who is very much like me in physique as a child) seems to be exceptionally talented at hula hooping. I could hula hoop on my arms swapping from each arm and I could still hula hoop on my legs, but around my waste I was next door to useless, until !
Saturday was Thomas's birthday and after his birthday tea in the evening, out came the hula hoops and Molly set about in earnest to teach her old Mum, how to hula hoop again and you know what, I nailed it with her help. The trick to get me back in the proverbial saddle again, was to spin the hoop and spin around with it and you can feel the rythm of the hoop and I stopped spinning and just kept rotating my hips and I was away. Lets put it this way, everyone in the house new I had done it and probably most of our neighbours, such was my excitement at being able to do this again after seemingly losing the ability to do it. Forgot how it really works your core and what fun it is, might secretly use the childrens hoops when their at school. The moral of this story is, even an old dog can relearn how to do an old trick, with a little help from a young pup.
And you were thinking how the hell is she going to connect this story to dogs, "oh, ye of little faith." Lol
27/10/2014 03:05:43 pm
There was an interesting little piece on Hula hooping on Radio 4 recently- I think it was "Saturday Live".
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Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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