Hail Caesar! Yesterday I promised the princess that I would start training to be a centurion today!

Due to that and yesterday's threats from poppypug I donned my training outfit - had to wear black, the poppers kept coming open on the white - put plastic bags over the sandals (keep the mud off), a paper bag over my head (stop anyone recognising me) and ventured beyond the city gates.

I now feel more like a centenarian than a centurion but it will improve, surely it must.

I have repaired to my villa where I am reclining by the pool, eating peeled grapes and wondering if my heart rate will get back to normal before Wednesday.

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  • Pah! Keep your hands off my grapes! Ooeer, that sounds rather lewd, doesn't it!

  • Well done for undertaking your training plan. I am sure in no time at all you will feel fit like a gladiator!

    I am sure the bag over the head was not necessary, but I can understand ones concern with being hounded by adoring citzens!!

    No doubt by Wednesday you will ready to step outside the villa again!! Enjoy the grapes and rest well tomorrow.

  • Eventually the adoring public, the seething masses, will see me in all my glory - aquiline nose, firm jawline, cheekbones to compete with Nicholas Cage but pp has denied me Nicholas Hoult's eyebrows.

  • If only I'd known!

  • Salutem Caesar!

    Scribo gratulor. Euge. Tu cucurrerit.

    Haec sane debita reverentia,

    Culturae Senatorum Googlaris

    (aka MarkyD)

  • Gratis tibi!

  • Shake it on down! Digging that beat! Watched that last night - hope my chest doesn't end up like Vin's - that guy needs a sports bra

  • Great that you've been able to venture out Dozz, even if a disguise was necessary!

  • No messing with me now!

  • Oh my goodness, Caesar! You were drawn outside by the dulcet tones of the ocarina!! Truly, I was teaching ocarina to year 1 today and they were LOUD, not particularly accurate, but definitely loud. I'll have to work hard on their playing technique if the sound reaches all the way to Yorkshire.

    Mucho cudos to you, my friend for getting out there and showing the populus how it's done. xx

  • I thought I heard said musical overtones as I crossed the fields. I am greatly honoured that the ocarina is still played across the Empire.

  • Hmmmm you might not feel the same if you'd been in the same room as Year1 for their inaugural lesson!! Still, I've got 9 weeks to get them into shape for your 2nd graduation fanfare. :)

  • That's odd! I thought it was a Macarena; a chocolate one.

  • I have to say I do like a Caramaca but the prospect of one of Nanna's roast dinners is always appealing. I have still got the blouse, I was hoping she'd forgotten about it.

    Until tomorrow, I wish thee goodnight.

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