Da Loop is taking you back to where it all began. Over the coming weeks we'll publish all of Gypsy's original adventures before breaking into new territory.
After a failed attempt to break into a sweat in the tube sauna (predictably so), Gypsy was floating in another universe, colours swirling behind her permanently open eyelids, in the midst of an in-house massage at Maslin Beach Healthy Stay. The romantic getaway was to celebrate a year since she and Dave had first met.
thighs were being pummelled and her chakras aligned, Gypsy fondly recalled her
first sighting of Dave (a cellar rescue – see Gypsy’s Adventures Pt 5)
In a moment of clarity, she realised there was an important task at hand this weekend…
“Hey, Babe! I think I can feel a stretch in my leg somewhere!” called Dave as they tested out the exercise equipment on their way for a swim.
Gypsy gave him a ‘Der, you’re a mannequin’ look (this happens often) and plonked herself on the leg lift machine. Standing around in shop window displays for a living promotes good leg musculature, and after she’d counted 200 leg lifts Dave got sick of waiting for her and headed for the sand, trying not to scare any small children in the playground on the way past. But then, sitting on the beach by himself he realised that five minutes without Gypsy was five minutes of significantly diminished fun and significantly diminished meaning, and he decided he needed to do something about it…
Gypsy bounced her way down the stairs to the beach and sat her Stevie May-adorned bod (fringed top, $30) next to Dave on the sand. Never one to time-waste, she straight away began digging around in her peach Sportsgirl shorts pocket (sz 11, $10).
“Gypsy…” “Dave…” said Dave and Gypsy simultaneously.
“You go” said Dave.
“No, you go” said Gypsy. “I’m trying to find something.”
“Well, what I wanted to ask was…”
“Ah! HERE it is! Da-daa! Will you marry me??”
“What?! Hang on! You stole my line!” exclaimed Dave incredulously. Confused, he watched as Gypsy slipped a slim blue band on his finger. Even more confused, he said “Gypsy. This is a mood ring.” (Butterfly design, $4.)
“Well, don’t you know how they work?”
“Of course I do, silly! They don’t really change colour with your mood, they change colour with your changing skin temperature.”
Dave’s turn to give Gypsy a ‘Der, you’re a mannequin’ look.
“Anyway”, she pouted, “you haven’t answered my question.”
“That’s because it’s MY question!” He also pouted.
“Well, yes”, said Gypsy.
“Yes?! Hang on, are you agreeing that it was my question or are you saying that you’ll marry me?” asked Dave.
“Both”, Gypsy replied. Then she put her head in her hands.
“I think I just answered my own proposal.”
“Yes!” exclaimed Dave.
“Are you saying that you’ll marry me or are you just agreeing that I answered my own proposal?” asked Gypsy.
Dave grinned. Gypsy squealed. There were a few playful punches, a lightning-quick pash, and then they hit the water, laughing and splashing as all couples who are madly in love but don’t feel the cold do.
Hang on, what’s that splash? Where’s Dave’s arm gone?? OMG is it a SHARK??! Or just a prop malfunction?? Ha ha ha, find out next time!
In addition to the items already mentioned, Gypsy wears bikini top $10, and carries beach tote $10 and own thongs. Dave wears Hurley T-shirt (XL, $10) and own bucket hat. Well, actually, it’s Jo’s bucket hat because Tanya left Dave’s Pacman cap home.
Sincere thanks to this episode’s crew: Jo, Sarah, Tara and Les, and to Bryony, Louise and Mel for laughing in the right places when shown the photos.
Note: we were going to film Gypsy and Dave on the nudey bit of Maslin Beach but then decided it was a bit pointless seeing as the point of Da Loop is to sell clothes.