Went to see Kate and Darren at the weekend – and inevitably ended up playing on their new toy – the Wii fit. Wii fit is a balance board that allows you to play videogames by measuring the way your weight balances – with the result that it can detect movements like leaning and stepping.
The idea is that you can ski, dance, play hula hoops and do lots of keep fit excercises while playing videogames.
The games are pretty basic, but they’re great fun and you can persuade yourself that you’re getting fit by playing them (the game actually works out your body mass index - 28 for me, though I don’t really know what that means apart from that I’m overweight) and nags you if you don’t play on it regularly enough.
I’m very tempted to get a Wii Fit… it’s great fun – although at Kate and Darren’s we do need to eat a couple of thousand calories and drink more alcohol than our robotic trainer would approve of before turning it on.
Sunday was another food-fest, with Sam cooking Lisa and I as well as her parents a roast dinner.
It’s now looking as though Lisa’s sister, Sally, Colin and their 4 children are going to be moving down to Worthing. They’ll be close to Lisa’s parents’… actually very close as while they’re looking for a place to live, they’re all going to move in. Which should be entertaining.
Lisa’s parents had their own large family so they should know what to expect, but that was a long time ago. I just have to trust they haven’t forgotten the chaos four children can cause.
I think we’ll have to arrange some holidays – or at least days out for either the kids, or the grandparents sometime soon.