I have been going to a Zumba class for quite some time now - enough time for me to have a 'spot' and to be able to chat with one or two others who prefer to dance at the front. I like the class - it is just enough for me to do to feel … Continue reading Shimmy shake
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 yoga and creative writing workshop in Nottingham last week. It was the first time I'd done anything like this and when I booked I remember thinking 'why not?'. As the day got nearer I was thinking more along the lines of 'should I?' and for a split second considered bailing out and … Continue reading Not the sore thumb