Posted on 23.10.12 by A_Gibb
I don’t know about you, but I find it so hard to drag myself away from my desk. There is a brilliant Facebook campaign going around suggesting that 23.5 hours a day spent lounging around are fine – but try and get moving for half an hour!! How did we get into this state?? Cars, washing machines, dishwashers…all things a lot of our parents and certainly a lot of our grand parents did without.
My mum was a single parent and we lived in a fourth floor flat at the top of a house, with no lift, she had no car, no washing machine and certainly no dishwasher and just ran around all the time…I can remember her occasionally sitting at her desk and hand writing a letter…I am not 90 by the way…I was a child in the seventies!
When I bemoan this state of affairs to Doug he has said ‘Well you can always do some housework if you want some exercise’…Unfortunately once I had finished with him, he has since lost the ability to speak. But at least he won’t be saying that again!
I force myself to go for a walk along Gullane Beach as often as I can…I don’t quite make it every day…but when I do I feel so much better for it. Sooo appreciate my good friends who cajole me into it. Look at what we saw last time we went:
Photographs by Caroline Hitchen