For the second time since I started personal training sessions I was asked today to do an aerobic exercise called ‘The Spotty Dog’. Convinced that this ungainly and rather awkward routine was named after a television character from my pre-school years I searched You Tube this evening and found this clip from the 1950s.
Apart from proving me right just 6 minutes and 40 seconds into the episode, it brought back wonderful memories of my very early childhood watching ‘Watch With Mother’ on a black and white, rented, two channel television (What happened to television rentals?) I couldn’t help but compare it with the sophisticated CGI packed children’s entertainment of today and found myself yearning for the simplicity of the entertainment supplied back then by the BBC with just a handful of wooden puppets.
Those were the days…….