In a state

I'm going on holiday tomorrow and I realise that I am thinking many negative things about me, my clothes and how I will look in comparison to others.  We are going to Florida so it will be hot which means I will have to spend some time in skimpy clothing and maybe swimwear.  I have … Continue reading In a state


The skinny can’t help it

Sometimes I hate skinny people. I have no idea what it is like to be skinny and I know that I never will. I suppose the skinny have their moments of self-doubt, their moments of discomfort in a crowded place, their moments when they fear meeting new people, doing anything for the first time. Underneath … Continue reading The skinny can’t help it

Christmas No 1

I was chatting with my sister the other evening. We were talking about Christmas parties, family traditions and generally about our low expectations for this time of the year. It used to bother me that somehow I didn't 'get' Christmas, the preparations, the anticipation, the gift-buying. I love putting up the decorations and bringing light … Continue reading Christmas No 1

What are they thinking?

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?