I’ve wanted a hammock for ages — ever since I moved in and found hammock hooks fitted to the back veranda. And finally this Christmas I got one, thanks to Marita.
Alas it didn’t quite fit the hooks, so I trotted off to Hammock HQ today at the Victoria Market to get the requisite extension bits to make it fit. Got it all home and set it up.
I concluded that the easiest way to get into it is to put one leg on either side then do a kind of Haka-like manoeuvre and plant your bum in the middle, before putting your legs in, fidgeting around and trying to relax.
There’s just nothing dignified about it.
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But once you’re in, it is very relaxing. The sun was a bit bright today and I had to get a hat, but once I did, I swung gently in the breeze while reading a book, and then put the book down and dozed off for a while.
The only catch was my legs felt a bit stiff when getting up again, but apart from that it’s very nice. I’ll be spending more time in the hammock, weather permitting.