It's time for an update, I feel, on exactly where I am with some of the major projects I have embarked on, in these post-retirement days. Where possible, I will try to cross-refer you to previous blog postings.
Where this is not possible, I won't.
First, aqua-aerobics (see Thursday 5th July.) Yes, I was jumping up and down in the water again this morning in my ceaseless bid to improve my fitness.
Our instructor has started a whole new routine which involves undertaking different moves but not on the spot. Instead we have to jump, or twist, or rock backwards, forwards and sideways at her command. If we could all get it right it
would probably look quite impressive. Down at my end of the pool, as per usual, everyone is doing it my way......
Next, the weekly litter pick ( see various previous postings.) Well,
take a bow, Palatine Road! Less than a pound and a half of rubbish collected today, and most of that in the vicinity of the shopping parade and the public house. I did make the sad find of a battered and somewhat soggy thankyou card, from
a child called Shona to someone whose name I couldn't decipher. Shona wrote how pleased she was with the book she had been given as a present. "I love it!" I couldn't bring myself to consign such a heartfelt message to my bin-bag so I left it on
top of a wall. I tried, without success, to find a stone or something to weigh it down so it wouldn't blow away. I suppose I could have used one of the several empty bottles I'd picked up along the way but I decided this would send
out quite the wrong message.
And finally, the Clearing Out The Garage project (again numerous postings - I do hope I'm not boring you all.) This is progressing well in that it is now
possible to walk from one end of the garage to the other, with only a few obstacles to negotiate. Mr B has taken an axe to the old cupboard in which he kept all the old, half-empty paint pots, paint brushes, rusty tools and odd bits of wood which
might one day come in handy but never have over the last 26 years. Mr B, wielding an axe, was indeed an impressive sight. Transporting the pieces of cupboard down to the tip (sorry, Household Waste Amenity Site) has, however, left my car in a terrible
state so I shall have to embark on cleaning it before the grand-daughters come to stay.
And in case you are wondering why there is a picture of a cat accompanying today's blog - well, this is no ordinary
cat. This is Maxie, my latest Facebook friend. Communicating with Maxie via Facebook is something of a challenge but I am keen to persevere. Alternatively I could just suggest he pores (or paws?) over the Daily Blog each day......