Searching the web is driving me crazy!
Alternative Title: The One That Got Away
Usually when I want to find something on the Web I just call up good old Google in my browser and enter a search string.
Within seconds I’ve got pages of links for me to sort through. That is until today.
A couple of weeks ago I saw a piece on BBC TV about a new adult exercise technique based on the movements of babies. And a few days later I came across an article in one of the newspapers reporting on the same topic.
When I was in Blighty last week, I mentioned this, but nobody had heard of it, so I vowed to highlight the piece in a post.
With high hopes this morning I opened my browser and searched for the piece. I spent hours concocting all sorts of search strings in an attempt at finding the piece again. I tried advanced search, time dependent search, country search. You name it, I did it. But the piece just seems to have been wiped from cyberspace. Ah, well that’s life.
Eventually, I did find something on a Vegan website that referred to ‘Natural Exercises’. I suppose you could call this a consolation prize after all my efforts.
But while we're on the subject of exercise I also recall that a playground for the over-60s was opened in Manchester recently. Fortunately, I did manage to find this piece on the Daily Mail website.
The playground was built by the residents' association in Dam Head Park, Blackley, and Residents' association chairman Joan FitzGerald said: "When we tested it all the people we took in were over 70 and I have never heard so much laughing. I believe you are never too old to play and this also helps keep you fit."
Well, I’m all for people having fun – at any age, but I just hope that all the exuberance doesn’t lead to irresponsible behaviour.
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