Happy February! I tried not to shop too much last month… January can be such a long month after the expenses of December! As you can imagine though, working at QVC can make such self-discipline rather difficult – too many temptations. But when I was tempted by a nifty little piece of fitness equipment I thought about it for a while then decided to give in – anything that helps improve health and fitness is allowed, right?
My fitness has improved massively over the past couple of months after a year of battling a back problem – I’m now running again, which I’m absolutely loving. But I need to work on my core strength and upper body, which are so important as we get older, so when I saw the Wondercore I thought it would be perfect. You can do all sorts of exercises with this (it comes with a workout DVD) but I particularly like it for the support it gives you with sit-ups and push-ups as I struggle with these due to my back issues and a weak wrist after I broke it a few years back. Worth a try if you want to get stronger and more toned arms and abs! I love mine and it was definitely a justifiable purchase.In other news we went to Bath at the weekend to see David Baddiel in his one-man show, “My Family: Not The Sitcom” at the beautiful Theatre Royal.
I love Bath – we’re so lucky to live just 45 minutes away – and the evening also made me realise how much I love the theatre and really should make the effort to go more often. Maybe a late resolution for 2018, I think! It was a really great show – funny, moving, a bit shocking in places, and with some very interesting insights into social media – and I enjoyed every minute. He’s on a big nationwide tour so if you get the chance to go, I’d thoroughly recommend it.
I usually do a bit of a clear-out in January – I suppose it’s a sort of “out with the old and in with the new” thing – and the other day I dug out my oldest toy, and I thought I’d share him with you. His name is Sleepy and I got him when I was just a few months old – as I will be 52 in April he’s well over 50 too! This is one keepsake I will NEVER get rid of, even though he’s totally bald, has no eyes, and has been badly repaired numerous times over the years.This little creature (I was never sure if he was supposed to be a bear or a dog or something else!) even came to university with me, and I like to think of his battered state as the result of five decades of loving. I still adore him, and he lives in a cosy box in my home office. Can anyone beat me with a childhood toy older than mine? I’d love to know, so do leave a comment under this blog and tell me!