A Wii Whisper

While down south for the BIG MOVE a few weeks ago it was boxes here, boxes there, in fact there were even boxes in or on boxes everywhere! We worked our way through them until a pathway appeared across the room. I didn’t want to spend much time hanging around in case George decided to put me in one of the empty boxes, so I took a break and went chasing Toyboys to visit some Bloggers in the real world.

I arrived back one evening to find that the living room looked so much bigger, a complete wall of bookcases were filled, the chairs rearranged and the TV screen was sitting on the floor against a wall. The TV stand and coffee table were on order, the windows were bare, but it still felt like a bright inviting comfortable home.

Some friends called by and once the ‘tour’ was completed we sat and cracked open my IBA Bubbly. Before I knew it the screen came to life and a Wii game appeared. The Toyboy visitor jumped up to try it out.

And again

Then Elly said “Mum you are next!”

Me! What would I do that for? I was soon told to remove my shoes and socks and stand on the white box.

That daughter of mine is devious! The machine wanted my vital statistics…. my heigth, my AGE, but not what I had for breakfast. The machine must have a scales because it told them my weight. Then up popped a screen telling us my BMI was 20.07! Not half bad for an ould biddy! 😀

For the next part I needed to stand on one leg!!!

Since my right hip misbehaves I stood on the left one. Standing still causes me to topple so I agreed to give it a try so long as there was somebody ready to catch me if I felt dizzy. Thats my excuse and I’m sticking to it ❗

I think that told us I leaned more to the right. The figure on screen said R 54%.

Then the shock!!!

My Wii Age appeared………………… You better sit down. I had to!

The dark shadow to the left of the screen is really me>

29 thoughts on “A Wii Whisper

  1. steph

    I must drink more bubbly…
    I must drink more bubbly…
    I must drink more bubbly!

    Are you sure that’s not an ‘8’ you’re trying to hide, GM? 😉

  2. Lottie

    @GM – 39? That’s just not fair. When i first played the DS my brain age came out as 82. It’s not much better now.

  3. elly parker

    I probably should have got her to try the Wii Fit before, not after the bubbly.

    But that 39 is accurate and put everyone else in the room to shame!

  4. Grannymar

    @Steph your life is one lonnnnnnnng bottle of bubbly 😉

    @Lottie if you read it backwards it becomes 28!

    @Elly do the bubbles make me lighter?

  5. Sinéad C

    39! That’s brilliant! Well done. I’ve been using the wii fit for the last few weeks (not as often as I would like though), but I’ll never be able to compete with you!

  6. TheChrisD

    39?! Wow, very well done GM! Are you sure you weren’t leaning on everyone when doing the one leg part of the Body Test 😉

    As for the first picture – he’s doing the ski-jump really wrong. I pretty much have that game down to a T. High score over two jumps is around 360m 🙂

  7. Grannymar

    Thank you everyone.

    The one game was enough for me. Ski jumps and zig zag racing while standing on a box are not my scene. If I want exercise I’ll take my two feet for a walk, bring out my skipping rope, or one of these days actually master using my hula hoop!

    Judy both my parents were greyhounds 😉

  8. Nancy


    You put me to shame.

    Yesterday I went on to the GIANT scale they have in the lobby of our Supermarket. It has a voice that calls out your weight.

    As I stepped on the scale, the voice shouted,”One at a time, please.”

  9. Grannymar

    @Nancy there you go teasing again!

    @Roy welcome home, youre not looking so bad yourself, the sun tan suits you!

    @Keith metal springs me thinks! 😆

  10. Grannymar

    @Ddd is there a hula hoop game?

    @Lottie thank you very much! I have just wet myself with laughing 😆 There is one advantage to living alone, I can girate any way I want and nobody sees me… (must remember to close the blinds)! 🙄

  11. elly parker

    @TheChrisD – she wasn’t leaning on us for the balance test, we were simply there to stop her from falling over if she lost her balance – plus the rules do say that you can lean on a chair back etc for the test!

  12. Baino

    Wow puts me to shame. I’d have trouble standing on one leg and there’s nothin’ wrong with my hip! (perhaps I should try it sober)

  13. TheChrisD

    @elly: I guess it must think I’m more capable of staying upright, because it never told me that…

    It only ever tells me I can lean on something when doing the Yoga.

  14. elly parker

    @TheChrisD – it’s probably a factor of the age that you enter into the details screen – it assumes that 20- and 30-somethings can balance by themselves, but older people might need some assistance…

  15. Magpie 11

    Late as usual!

    Wii Oh my gawd…deeja view..as a cockney pal would say.

    After the wedding last May we had a while in Nth America…the couple came over here and settled in to our home while they searched…bad experience previously…and when we arrived homw there was our living room covered in wires and little boxes and handles and bongos (Bongos?) Wii had taken over!

    They found a flat adn it seems that the first thing to be unpacked was the Wii and all its paraphenalia…

    I’ve avoided it!

    Seems that 39 is good…..I reckon I’d be something like 93
    My BMI is 28.5…not good!


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