Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Has it really been 2 weeks?

Blimey O'Reilly! Its nearly 2 weeks since I last wrote anything on here! How dull!! Although I note that for my last post I got my first 'yawn' review ... so I suppose I am heading in that direction. I thought to halt the trail of dullness I might write a review on Fifty Shades of Grey - the current hot topic amongst local housewives. But, to be honest, having read it and discussed it at my Book Group, I really cannot be bothered to go into it on here. Suffice to say that it is the worst load of drivel I have read in a long time.

I just wish that I had had the superbly lucrative idea myself. Well done to the author who is cashing in on the desperate housewives of suburbia's hungry libidos. Talk about Mills and Boon revamped for the 21st Century. Or should I just say Mills and Boon on speed ...

Anyway, other than lying about stewing in my own unfulfilled intentions to go to the gym, I have been up to precisely nothing recently. The grey drizzle of an English summer has sapped me of all desire to do anything other than eat, drink and lie about like a beached and rather blubbery whale. I did go to a half hour personal training session which left me unable to either walk or indeed lift my arms above elbow height ...  It all seemed rather innocuous until the morning after ...

I have come to the conclusion that exercise can be decidedly dangerous for my ever increasingly unfit body. Still, any moment now I plan to launch into a highly enthusiastic routine aimed at preparing my sagging body for an upcoming holiday in Turkey and then a skiing holiday in Italy. I have to slim down and tone up as the last trip I went on was nearly my last. It was like watching an asthmatic walrus skiing rather than what I had hoped for - lithe, elegant and sylph-like. I am headed on a course of self destruction through an excess of hummus, pitta bread and Merlot... although, to be honest, its probably less of the pitta and more of the ... well, wine really ...  and chips.


Inkling said...

Ah, a woman after my own heart! I've been seeing the shades of grey stuff all over my facebook feed, wondering if I wasn't missing out. But then I did a bit of research and decided that I don't need to be filling my imagination with what is basically pornographic drivel about other people. There are better ways to keep a marriage hot, if that's the reason so many women are singing its praises.

I wish we were closer, because I'd totally sign up to be your exercise partner. I need someone helping me not be such an asthmatic walrus on this side of the pond. My husband wants to take us on a mountain trail he's seen 4 year olds hike. But all I can think of is "where is the helicopter that's dropping me off at the top?" =)


Anonymous said...

Agree completely with your view of 50 Shades, it seems to be everywhere, & popular with bookgroups, even what I thought were relatively highbrow ones (one of my lecturers at Uni has it as her BG choice!)I personally can't wait for all the hype to end and for all the usually savvy women to come to their senses & realise what drivel it is.
Fitness wise, I am in the same position except my weapon of choice is Pinot Grigio & posh crisps. I have started swimming, but get over taken by 80yr olds in the pool - perhaps we could be virtual fitness buddies, I have a holiday in Devon in August & might need to don (struggle into) a wetsuit!