The Go-Between*

“Hello lovely!”  Seb’s message comes through at 7.35am this morning.  “Happily ensconced in the forest.  You won’t believe how fast the Bodhi trees I planted (less than two years ago) have grown.  One was a cutting of about 6 inches tall which is now 8 foot!!  Hope you’re well my lovely xxx” Ah he’s adorable. […]

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The Hidden Window Mystery*

Painventory: 1.  Bum ache: too much sitting today.  And the glute machine yesterday. 2.  Thigh pains from going up and down the stairs.  Well, exacerbated by that.  The pains date from many many many squats yesterday, plus two different sorts of leg press. Leg pressing a hundred kilograms at a time, for three sets of fifteen.  Doing […]

Poison In Play*

“So Maria must wonder what she can actually do about this…seventeen defeats by Serena in a row,” Sue Barker says to Lindsay Davenport.  Or maybe Lindsay says this to Sue.  Am not sure.  And it doesn’t matter.  The very fact that they are now chatting in the studio means that I have missed the Serena […]

The Girl On The Train*

Personal training with Katerina at 10.30am but still need to do all these things before setting off to see Seb at 1pm: 1.  Wash self. 2.  Wash hair. 3.  Remove furry bits. 4.  Clean lenses. 5.  Find and write birthday card for Seb. 6.  Prepare artichoke that need to eat before setting off. 7.  Unpack […]

The Sound And the Furry*

Ooooohhhhh the Day of Enormous Excitement has arrived.  Have been anticipating this event for actual Years: Fourteen whole Years. Need to be at the Venue of Amazingnosity at 6pm. “Please don’t worry about being early as it doesn’t start till 6.45 and I won’t be there till 6 and I don’t want you hanging around […]

Deadly Election*

Polling Day here in the UK and it’s been exciting so far.  Up at 7.45am for Spin: “Spin election special: vote Fitness Party,” the instructor says. It seems to be the Polling Station Selfie election on social media.  It’s more difficult than you’d think to take a photo of yourself with a “Polling Station” sign […]

Deadlift*

Turning the kettlebell upside down, pulling it into my chest, I do twenty squats.  It hurts.  Have to touch my knees with my elbows or the squat isn’t deep enough.  Katerina isn’t here watching me, but in my mind’s eye she’s there, saying “that’s not deep enough, get closer to the floor.” Really, the amount […]

Sunburn*

“I’ve been walking in the rain just to get wet on purpose…I’ve been getting away with it all my life…” The strains of Getting Away With It escape from my phone.  Now this truly is amazing: Absolute Radio 90s works in Abroad.  Was just feeling a little bit lonely – the others are at the […]