Day 55 – Finger-whistling

This evening we finally used one of James’s Christmas presents and went to watch the football. I’ve touched upon how much I enjoy watching sports here and here, but football has been my favourite so far – the atmosphere is second to none. We’ve seen Eintracht Frankfurt play a couple of times before and we’ve both loved it, so it was an easy choice for a Christmas present from my Gran.

I wanted my new thing to be football related, but I wasn’t sure what, until I noticed I had whistle with my fingers on there: this was the perfect time to try it.

After viewing a couple of Youtube videos, I soon realised this wasn’t going to be that easy. There were two different methods: one-handed/two fingers, and two-handed/four fingers. I have to say I tried both and struggled with each style. The one-handed/two fingers approach seemed a bit more intuitive so I stuck with that one.

I tried for roughly an hour with varying success. The trick apparently is to roll your tongue, and stretch your lips over your teeth, something I can’t seem to do at the same time. A few breathy whistles came out, but nothing significant – the clock was ticking and the pressure was building. I decided to wait until my big moment at the football to try it again.

Commerzbank arena football stadium at night
Waldstadion, Frankfurt

Thankfully (or not), the way Eintracht played, it wasn’t long before I had an opportunity to see if my practice had paid off.

Hannah with a hat and football scarf on at the football game, whistling with her fingers.
Looking as ladylike as usual

It had not. Not a peep came out. I have to admit, I wasn’t in the least bit surprised. I always feel like I’m one whistle away from nailing it though, so today won’t be the last time I try it.