Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A slight misadventure in the woods

So I was walking along by the river in a particularly muddy section of path, when I stepped on what I thought was a stick. It wasn't.
My foot sank nearly to the top of my boots. 'Whoops,' I said. Or something like that. 

I tried to lift my boot out of the mud but could only extract my foot - and there was nowhere to put it so I had to return it to my boot and think again. And I thought of circuit training last night.

Jules had us doing what I think is called a hindu press-up but which he described saying, 'Imagine you're a stoat trying to get under a fence to get at chickens ...'

That's what I'll do, I thought to myself. So with my hands precariously balanced on a piece of wood, one foot equally precarious on another and my bottom in the air I wriggled and jiggled and wriggled some more until ... plop, my wellie came out. And I didn't fall in the mud!
George meanwhile had wandered off and was merrily chewing a stick oblivious to me in my moment of need...

And here's a professional doing a hindu press-up.
See the similarity?

12 comments:

katney said...

So what was it if not a stick?

Liz Hinds said...

Just mud.

Shirley Davis said...

Priceless! And I still say I'd like to have a collection of your cartoons to make into cards!

Trubes said...

Ha ha! Liz your imagination is brilliant, that is why you are such a good writer..
made me larf out loud,
I hope you hit George with the imaginary stick, (not really, Gorgeous George)...lol Di xxx

Liz Hinds said...

Seriously, Shirley?! x

Thanks, Di. x

Robyn Lee said...

I'm glad this wasn't a dirty story and happy you were able to extricate yourself cleanly!

Shirley Davis said...

Seriously Liz! I won't be rushing to get them done - will email you as to why (above and beyond my usual limitations!

I'd really like to give it a go with, say, 6-8 of them, in a pack for you & me to sell. We /you could set up a little outlet online for all your readers!

Amy van Eijk said...

Great tips!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I am in stitches :-) yes what an imagination you have .

Rose said...

Oh my, this reminds me of the time I got stuck in a muddy field trying to extract my young son who had gotten stuck. I got him out just fine, but then found I was stuck as well! My husband eventually had to help get me out, but not until he had stopped laughing hysterically:)

Leslie: said...

2643I'm sure glad you didn't break your ankle - I would have! :(

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