Day Nine – Handbags, gladrags, bread and walking
This post is in two sections the first is the Ninth Day of Christmas, the second is my Janathon update. Actually as you are all in the kitchen together at the moment feel free to introduce yourselves to each other.
Janathoners, the 12 Days of Christmas party is now on its ninth day, but you are very welcome and if you feel like taking part please do join in, either just today, from here to the end or if you are very adventurous go back over he previous days and join in from Christmas day. All entries count.
12DCPers the Janathoners are a brave crowd who are exercising every day in January, logging and blogging as they go. Please pass them some carbohydrate based snacks they probably need them about now.
And so… on with the 12DCP bit of the post.
Today is the 9th day of Christmas. I wonder how well you looked at your original invitation. The 9th day is represented by handbags; typical when women are on the dance floor. My true love has sent me ladies dancing but one of them needs a new bag (there are only 8 bags in the picture).
Short pause to watch some Pizzica Dancing – I love this stuff having watched it for real in the Food Festival in Puglia in the summer….
Your challenge today is to design a ninth bag. You can do this in words or pictures and link to the comments box in this post. I admit to trying to create drawings for illustration Friday, without that challenge I would never put paint, crayon or ink to paper. I find it deeply frustrating that I can not execute my ideas on the page but I will keep trying, otherwise how will I ever improve. I’ll come back and post my design later.
The Russian Roulette Question of the Day is: Where was Ernest found and why is it important?
Today’s playlist is here
Your game of the day is here
If you are new to this, a brief explanation. The #12DCP is a virtual Christmas party. A post a day will appear on the Grethica. You respond by way of comments. Each comment creates an entry into my prize draw, for a money can’t buy prize (because it’s mostly stuff that’s been given away by others). The Russian Roulette questions are quiz style questions, the comments you leave to those will be posted at the end of the 12 DCP. However the danger with a Russian roulette quiz is that if you answer a question wrong – all of your answers become null and void. The good news is though you have time to go back and post answers to previous days, right up to the end of the 12th day.
Enjoy – thanks to those that have taken part so far… keep up the good work
And here it is…
You will see it is made from fresh green moss woven into a microgravity thread that means it and its contents weigh almost nothing at all. The bag is deceptively simple on the outside, but inside it is lined with shot silk; there are many sections most of which can perform subtle magic tricks. It has:
A pocket for an iPhone which recharges without delay, provides lightening wireless broadband and if required spits the phone out as an iPad, there are speakers too so you can share episodes of the Archers with your friends.
A loop for keys which arrive in your hand with the right one ready for use.
A place to store treasures as rewards for children and adults who have been good or to leave in geocaches.
A money sorter which provides the right change on each and every occasion.
A bag of bags for life; so you are never caught out in the supermarket again.
Treats, water, poo bags and a lead for the dog.
Spares of everything for cycling.
A swim suit and towel and a flask of coffee so you are always ready for an outdoor dip.
Water, pencils, paper and brushes so you can doodle.
A complete camera kit.
A rabbit hole to fall down when I need to get away and have an adventure.
And now for the Janathon bit…….
Today has been a bit of a social day for me. I walked the dog this morning and then scuttled off to Pump Street Bakery at Orford. I had arranged to meet @donna_de and @goodshoeday for coffee. I then went on to a lunch party, which took all afternoon and then walked the dog again. You’ll have spotted the flaw in the exercise plan.
To be honest, today was never going to be a proper exercise day but I met some enthusiastic exercisers, including my Janathoning neighbour @quasisally who was running, we stopped and chatted and both congratulated ourselves on being out seeing the sun rise and the rainbow or as it was sleeting icebow.
Machine – Shanks’ Pony plus dog
Distance – 2.12 miles
Time – 40 mins or there abouts
Average speed – 3 mph slower if tweeting whilst walking or when the dog goes down a rabbit hole.