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ceci n’est pas un alpaga

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..but it’s the closest thing to an alpaca I’m ever going to own! Last summer I stayed at an alpaca farm where I met my yarn provider. He and the other alpaca boys where grazing right in front of the house when we arrived.

Straight from farm to yarn, what’s better than that? I bought one skein of yarn and this week I finally finished a scarf, just as the weather is getting warmer.. Yeah, yeah, I know I should plan ahead and start knitting warm wooly things in summer and to crochet summer tops in January. Next time. Some day. Whatever.

*but to stop knitting and hooking? Never!

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a couple of words about running (and spinning)..

Run the day

And if your hula hoop drops, just pick it up and give it a good spin!

(Such as: Yeah, I dropped in on purpose so that I could do lunges! 😜)

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you may want to sit down for this

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I know this will come us a great shock to you, all the more so if you paid a considerable amount of money for your “pashmina”, but I can no longer hide the truth:

The Authentic, Original pashmina is MINE.

Some poor ignorant soul had donated it to a charity shop, which didn’t know any better so instead of contacting Christie’s or Sotheby’s it sold it to me and didn’t even charge that much for it. What can I say, though, except c’est la vie..?

PS. Oh, why haven’t I sold it through Christie’s or Sotheby’s for a staggering pile of money? The answer is very simple: There are countless bills, bank notes, cheques and coins in the world, but only one Authentic, Original pashmina! 😀

update on my chin-up project!

Well, I try and try and try and can’t and can’t and can’t..

I asked a friend to see if my body moved upwards at all and this is what she said, hesitantly: “Well, your head moved up a little!”. So then obviously the rest of my body moved, too, right? “I guess..”

Oh, and my 12-year-old son laughs his head off every time he sees me hanging from the bar because of all the double chins that appear as soon as I start..

STILL, things are looking up, or at least my arms are looking more toned! SUCCESS! I’m no longer on level zero, I’m on level zero and a half!

NOTHING can stop me now!!!

PS. Where are the photos, you ask, those double-chin photos..? What can I say? I’m no Celeste Barber .

balance, and how to achieve it!

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Did you indulge and succumb, did you overeat?

There’s no need to worry, no need for a frown:

Just take deep breaths right there in your seat

And once your intestines have settled down,

Get up and start moving for sweat and heat!

Did you fall off the wagon and lose your resolve?

There’s no need to despair, no need to feel lame:

Simply pick yourself up and dust off your valve

And in no time at all you’re back in the game!

See how simple it is to regroup and revolve?

(Repeat as necessary)