I have been trying to learn how to hoop just above the knee, but this morning when I got out of bed, I noticed I had a big bruise on my right knee and three smaller bruises on my left knee. Oops! I thought. And then I twisted round and saw the huge pair of bruises behind my left knee (at least 3" in diameter!), right at the top of the calf. Er, definitely oops!
The thing is, I'm getting the bruises because I'm doing it wrong, so I'll let them heal for a bit while I study the videos on Youtube and analyse the video I took of my self yesterday. The nice thing about hooping is that there are lots of other moves I can practice that use different parts of the body, so I don't have to stop. :)
In other news, I have given the front grass what I hope may be the last cut of the year. It has been so wet recently that the gardening had ground to a halt again, but last week we had two days on the run that weren't particularly nice, but it didn't actually rain. On the third day, which was last Friday, the forecast was horrible: heavy showers. I therefore nipped into town early for a few bits and pieces (and took the photos in the graveyard). When I came back, it still wasn't raining, so I thought I'd chance getting the mower out of the garage. I told myself that I would just do as much as I could before it started raining, and at least the bit by the car parking area would look tidy.
Anyway, I mowed and mowed and when there was a little sprinkle of rain, I kept on mowing rather than giving up immediately, and the spitting rain stopped again. And in the end, I managed to do the whole front area. No sooner had I put the mower away and gone in to have lunch when the heavens opened!
This afternoon, we are off to see if we can collect some rocks from South America and other exotic parts of the world. This will involve a journey, but only as far as Cei Ballast, which is a small island made entirely out of rocks dumped by ships waiting to load up with slate in Porthmadog. Because they were designed to carry heavy loads and they didn't have a cargo to bring back, on the return trip, the ships filled their holds with whatever local rock was convenient to hand. If we find anything interesting, I'll let you know later.
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