Towards the end of May of this year I attended a charity Exercise Marathon run by my friend and all-round jolly good person Paula Lamb. Essentially, a number of us – mostly, but not all ladies and including several ladies of a certain age – signed up to do 12 hours of continuous exercise spread over several different classes throughout the day. And so off to Crosby I went, partly because I wanted to support the charity, and partly because yet again I experienced that all-too common scenario that bedevils me in which my brain screams “Nooooooo!” but the word that comes out my mouth is “Yes”.
Now I pride myself on being reasonably fit for my too quickly advancing years, and I felt that I would cope fairly well with the exercise sessions. And in fairness, that is what happened, and I came away from the event quite pleased with myself. It wasn’t an Olympic performance but neither had I let myself down. But a few days later something happened to change my opinion: someone posted a handful of videos of the event.
And there it was – right in the middle of the screen in one shot during the Burlesque session:
A very large lycra-clad waddling duck.