That sitting could be so bad for you
It’s been a(nother) week of coldish wet days spent in a comfy chair, hot drinks, snacks and a book nearby. Knitting not too far away as well. Wonder if this strange wet almost wintery Spring weather is ever going to end?
Cup Day turned out to be not that bad…..you couldn’t say that about yesterday….Oaks Day traditionally called Ladies Day (more posh frocks and hats) was awful. Freezing cold on our side of town with strong winds and heavy rain. Not much different at Flemington.
I picked up, put down, then finally finished The Offing (Benjamin Myers) – who knew that a book seemingly ‘loved’ by so many wouldn’t interest me at all. I’d waited in line for quite a while so (unlike me normally) I wasn’t going to give up on it. But there were so many words, so much description and it just seemed to go on and on – I didn’t ‘warm’ to either of the main characters at all. Reviews have called It a coming of age story , I can accept that….it’s just that there are others of that genre I much prefer……such as Tim Winton’s ‘coming of age’ novel Breath
Other bloggers have spoken about ‘unusual’ items for a young lad from a pit village to have just after the war but what did sound unusual for me was the mention of freezing strawberries. Hardly anyone (apart from the rich and famous) had a fridge in those days – did anyone have a freezer? Even though she seemed to scorn it Dulcie obviously had the means, had lived the life and mixed with society familiar with ‘the good things in life’ so possibly did possess one but it still didn’t ‘sound’ right.
Luckily up until a few years ago I led a fairly active life and yes, have now slowed down.
Who knows how many sedentary years of sitting around doing nothing in particular would lead to the problems listed above?
Does anyone really know?