Seablog: Imp, this boat ain't big enough for the both of us…

I banished the Frustrated Imp earlier today with a bit of reverse psychology. Yes, instead of listening to his little impish voice saying, ‘Haha! You’re not going West or South of it…ooh, that’s a bit too far North…’ I told him frequently that my new goal was just get as close to West as possible, given the weird conditions. Which of course is what we have been trying to do all along, but it had been phrased differently. And that makes all the difference. Then, just as they did in South Pacific, I decided to ‘wash that imp right out of my hair’. Hairwash out here does nearly the same to the smileometer as a mars bar does – both are supremely delicious. A heap of singing and dancing banished our imp further and then the most beautiful and dramatic of sunsets, all fiery and red, made everything very rosy again.

So I am glad to report that although Ricardo is bemused by the weather today, and we’re not making quite the perfect course, the Imp has gone and we’ve got a bit of Zen running through the veins again. Very sedately and Zenly, of course – probably more gentle follollop than sprint, helped by a dose of Port and embalming my squealy back with Deep Heat. Magic.

Outey Toot Toot x

PS And we’re now on the West side of 74East – the imp didn’t like that either!

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11 Responses to Seablog: Imp, this boat ain't big enough for the both of us…

  1. Claire C says:

    Hey Sarah,

    intrigued – do you do the hair wash in fresh water? Do the tweedles splutter at the soap suds?

    And how long is your hair now?

    Keep on pulling on those poles,


  2. Donald Gorst says:

    Keep at it lass, you are not alone, every morning I check your progress AND it is looking GOOD. You have climbed your mountain a long way, the valley is far below you. the peak is attainable, we believe.
    Having indulged in long distance walking I know the joy of traveling and the sadness mixed with joy of getting there. Good luck

  3. Jane Spence says:

    Hurrah, West Side Story! Glad to hear that there’s a magic cocktail of singing,dancing,Ralgex and port which fixes squeaky backs and banishes bleating imps.

    Good to hear from you today – and I shall send word to all who will listen about your upcoming watermark of ‘One Hundred Days of Solitude’

    Keep a beaker of the beaded South for your 100-day jamboree – can’t reserve such blushful Hippocrene just for for portwiny old Blimps and uppity imps!

    Hope your poor back feels better – much sympathy for all painful joints here at Arthritis Care, best wishes Jane

  4. BPC and Albie says:

    I always think of my biology teachers singing ‘i’m gonna wash that man right outta my hair’ at a school charity event whenever i hear it – must be a song your breed like to do!! well done for keeping on keeping on and excelling! lots love, xx

  5. Hi Sarah – glad the hairwash is high on the smileometer – simple pleasures – perfect. You are still doing great and we check you every day. In fact as soon as Jamie gets up, every morning without fail, he switches on the computer to check your progress! A bit of news from our world…..I have finally found some curtains for our bedroom! We’ve been in here since October last year and the whole curtain buying thing was quite low on the list, but today, I have found some for our bedroom at least and a pole to! Jamie is going to put the pole up tonight and at last we will be able to sleep in blackness. I do envy you being able to sleep in the dark under the stars. Love Emily & Jamie x

  6. xtina says:

    “I’m gonna wash that guy right outta of my hair” I loved that song and the dream was the fresh mountain water falling down onto a person washing their hair beneath, standing deep in the beautiful clear water below, South Pacific was my dream.Both my boys have guy in their names and when they were lickle (yes funnily enough they both were) i would sing that to them as i washed their hair in the bath.Ahh!

    Sarah on your 100th day i shall open a packet of minstrels too and celebrate with you, then you will go West along that Red Carpet …. yummy
    Keep happy
    ~ and try to photograph some of those sun sets for us to see.

  7. Anita says:

    Ohhh….good idea. I think we should all open a packet of minstrels on your 100th day, Sarah, and show solidarity! Xtina, you are a girl after my own heart.
    Anita xxx

  8. Helen ( Sarah's Mum) says:

    A MINSTRELS’ DAY !!!! Let’s ALL have a Minstrels Day on Day 100!!!
    What a good idea. !! I like Minstrels too. We can all celebrate together!!

  9. Sally says:

    Have celebrated each milestone so far….so help! Please describe “minstrels” of the packet kind….Margot and I will be meeting with some other girls, for a walk up near the Dam you know, on your 100th and will hold a small ceremony involving the aforementioned, as Helen has suggested. What else do you think would be appropriate? No swimming tho’. Now it is REALLY cold. Cheers, Sally.

  10. ian says:

    hi sarah,next time it shows up tie the imp to bob,that’ll quiet him down a bit!

  11. ian says:

    hi sarah,next time it shows up tie the imp to bob and run him out,that’ll keep him quiet!

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