One is the ability to bring a part of your anatomy towards your body's midline, the other is the ability to move it away.....whatever the word, this morning I am having a little trouble "spreading my legs" so to speak.
This inability dovetails quite neatly next to yesterday's blog about feeling "old" and somewhat worn out....sometimes a person just forgets that they are indeed a creaking gate rather than a buxom young thing!
Yesterday afternoon I was standing in the lane talking to Della from Pen-y-cefn Isa farm. The weather was glorious , so it was one of those days that villagers stopped to chat over the garden wall and through the field gate.
As we chatted I heard a call for help and up the lane I sped a neighbour calling frantically from his back garden. I knew his wife had been ill recently and thinking I was every inch the Intensive care nurse, I sprinted up the lane and launched myself up and over the chest high wall which led up a steep bank up behind their house, leaving Della and Chris who had just arrived home from work, standing there somewhat open mouthed
Now I am not known for my physical prowess!
I was always picked second from last for games at school......
Indeed in 1990, when I took part in a charity assault course with a team of nurses, the whole team ( which included a lady of pensionable age) all had to stop to "help " me over the 6 foot wall!
But that's another story
Anyhow, like I said, I am not the body beautiful, but the combination of adrenaline, a strong coffee and foolhardiness gave me a "spurt on" so to speak and I cleared the wall like an Olympic athlete, and rolled somewhat theatrically in the dust in a "Starsky and Hutch" way before bouncing into the garden.
My neighbour's wife had, as it had turned out, taken a bit of a minor tumble and was absolutely fine once I had got her into the house, more than could be said for my 50 year old groins who couldn't quite believe that they had been stretched way beyond their usual limitations so to speak.
This morning I am walking a little like a constipated and delicate old mincing queen...
Has anyone got a remedy for an over stretched gusset?
answers on a postcard please........