Getting into the spirit of things!
Month: May 2010 (Page 1 of 2)
One of the upsides of having a job related to the 2010 World Cup is that I am finding out some amazing things. I am doing quite intense research and am full of facts, figures and interesting bits and pieces, giving me huge insight into a world I know little about. The great visuals on youtube are really inspiring, but it’s the music I have fallen in love with! My absolute favourite is Algerian Cheb Bilal’s Bafana song. I love Arab/Middle East/North African music with a passion, and this one is a classic; and it’s called Bafana.
I am working very, very hard on something that I fear will not be so creatively satisfying. It goes like that from time to time. I have also taken a small holiday from things theatrical; hoping that a break will mean I return fresh, inspired and enthused. Here’s hoping.
In the meantime, I had occasion to feel unbelievably proud and satisfied and delighted today. In spring I bought a teeny grenadilla plant and popped it into a pot I had in the back courtyard. Against my slightly pessimistic expectations the little thing flourished, and soon I was demanding that Big Friendly hang up the various frames and trellises it needed; it was spreading so fast. I was thrilled when a couple of those beautiful flowers opened. Then I saw a baby grenadilla had formed. I have been keeping a beady eye on it, half expecting it to fall, unripened, off. Then, this weekend I noticed that it had turned purple. I made Big Friendly reach up and feel it; I was a bit too short. He told me it was hard. I have been struggling with whether to pick it or leave it up for longer since then, and today I couldn’t resist any longer. I climbed up and picked the perfect purple little ball.
Camps Bay beach
I am home in a puddle of sweat. I went to Virgin Active Wembley Square and learned to diski!! Most of the members of the packed gym were too shy to come and join in, but there were a few of us old tannies who gave it a go! It was fab. Makarapas off to Talia at the gym for getting it together and buying into the spirit of 2010 Fifa World Cup! A sexy young thing with all the moves, whistles and bouncy attitude gave instruction, and there was a proper lekker vibe. It totally got me to the gym today, and I’ll be back next Wednesday to do the header, table mountain and the laduma!
Sometimes it works, having a big mouth and cheeky ideas. I suggested to my Virgin Active club that they should jump in with a bit of World Cup fever and get someone to give diski lessons to gym members. Lo and behold, at Hip Hop this morning the group exercise coordinator (no kidding, that’s her title) told me that she had indeed taken my idea and run with it. So, on Wednesday, at 18.15 I am going to gym to learn a few diski moves. I have to say, it’s the most impressed I’ve been with my gym, ever. That’s called listening and acting. And I think it is great that they’re buying in to the World Cup in such a simple, feel good way. Viva Virgin Active. See you for diski on Wednesday.