January is the month of new diets, new eating regimes and ever more bizarre food restrictions. We are bombarded with articles about lifestyle changes to enhance our health and well-being; magazines are full of meal plans and recipes which promise to ensure we won't die any time soon. It is all very exciting and everyone … Continue reading Another January, another diet
I finished with paid employment 12 months ago and have been celebrating the anniversary this week by starting a couple of volunteering opportunities. Up to now I've avoided the idea of volunteering - mainly because people kept asking me what I was going to do with my time and the rebel in me decided that … Continue reading What are they thinking?
I'd forgotten how much the media hates me. A woman, with a body. I happened to read a magazine at my father-in-law's house the other day. One of those TV insert things that come with a weekend paper. I couldn't resist the article about holiday wardrobes even though I half knew it would not be … Continue reading I unlearnt to hate myself
I feel more comfortable wearing baggy clothing. Not necessarily ill-fitting clothes - just loose. I thought I'd read that wide-legged trousers were have a moment - possibly in the guise of culottes but nonetheless wide and trousers. At a social gathering this weekend I noticed that all but one of people I was with were … Continue reading Baggy Lady
I attended a showing of the body positive documentary Embrace on Wednesday evening. I was a little awestruck as it was being held in the Odeon in Liverpool city centre. One of those modern, glossy and noisy cinemas I try to avoid. Oh well. I assumed that all those attending had made a positive effort … Continue reading Embrace – the movie