For those of you who have never heard the song Lanigan’s Ball it is an Irish folk song that has been rambling around in my head these past few weeks as we negotiate two adults moving around in a confined space. This new dance we’re calling the Tigín two-step:
“She stepped out, I stepped in again. I stepped out and she stepped in again.
She stepped out, I stepped in again, learning to dance for Lanigan’s ball.”
[Click on the link for your listening pleasure]
Basically only one person can be moving actively around the van at any given time. To get into the bathroom the kitchen needs to be vacated, to move to the front or the back the walk way has to be cleared. Access the sink, the person at the cooker needs to move to the doorway. I think you are getting the picture.
As well as new choreography we have also had to familiarise ourselves with ‘Camper Yoga’. This include a number of yoga poses which need to be adopted in order to access various storage areas. Try as we might to be methodical in our storage planning, invariably the one thing you need for a task is usually at the back, behind everything else. Camper yoga usually involves contorting oneself into a tight corner, to first take everything out of the cupboard, then while controlling your breathing, you focus on balancing these item precariously on an edge, ledge, step or corner you retrieve the elusive item you need and return the excess without a major catastrophe.
There is one thing for sure, our new lifestyle is getting us fit through a list of functional movements, push, pull, squat, lunge, hinge, rotate and gait.
In any case as of this morning we are back on the road and will be making our way over the coming week to the eastern border of Germany with Poland, to spend the Easter break at Berzdorfersee just South of the beautiful town of Görlitz, where we hope to put our feet up for a week, explore the area and visit with some of our family who live there.