Saturday, 25 May 2013


In my job I am regularly called upon to make statements such as “gardening burns 272 calories an hour” – which sounds great, unless you’re a snip and sniff type of gardener like me.
I suggested “we” did a bit of gardening today, and while Steve may well have burned a good 500 calories or more, through hard graft (oh goody, he can double the bananas he eats on Monday!), I just pulled out a few weeds (so weakly that I failed to extract their roots) and enjoyed the uplifting scent of our wisteria. Calories burned: 0/10. Pleasure derived 10/10.

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