Tuesday, 6 January 2009


Perfectionist Partner has come down with a lurgy, which has rendered her 'hors de combat' for the past few days.

Small dog has been her constant bedside companion, hoovering up any delicacies which failed to tempt PP's struggling appetite.

My multitasking skills have been tested to the limit, juggling shopping, cooking, cleaning, nursing duties and hula-hooping.

Ok so the hula-hooping is not, strictly speaking, a necessity, but along with my previously declared special skill at bareback cow-riding, I have discovered that I am an absolute diva at Wii hula-hooping.

It's gratifying to know that the many, many hours I spent as a child, honing my skill at twirling a big plastic hoop round my hips has reaped significant rewards in later life. I currently hold the record chez nous for simultaneously hula-hooping and catching in mid-air a further 4 randomly thrown hoops, then keeping all 5 hoops going at the same time for 2 minutes.
The fact that I have to lie down in a darkened room for up to an hour afterwards, hooked up to mains oxygen is a small price to pay for the chance to revisit a youthful skill.

Sadly, due to a technical hitch *ahem* I cannot supply video evidence of my prowess. Fortunately however, the internet is awash with examples of dignity-stripping Wii expertise so here for your delectation and delight is a rough idea of what it looks like from a spectator's point of view.

DISCLAIMER - readers of a delicate disposition are warned that the following video clip contains scenes of a disturbing nature.

Having just viewed the clip again I feel it necessary to illustrate just exactly what he was trying to do, with reference to the actual screen shot....................

So, there you have it. Great (if exhausting) fun to actually do, but hilarious as a spectator sport.

Perhaps I need to get out more.

1 comment:

rosanna said...

I love Wii fit too!!! I thik it's great fun ( more if you can do far from mocking hubby and son's eyes)
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