About a year ago I made a bit of a silly mistake - I commented, on-line, in response to an article in a national newspaper - The Guardian. The article was something about shopping for clothes whilst fat and I think I was moved to comment because I had been searching for suitable clothing to … Continue reading Who asked you?
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
We were on holiday in Lanzarote last week. We'd rented a small apartment and spent our mornings hiking and afternoons sightseeing. On our second day, walking down a particularly steep track, I slipped and fell. I tend to do this once on each of our holidays and so it came as no surprise and to … Continue reading On-line everytime
We have a trip to Iceland - Reykjavik - planned for the end of February and since about October last year I have been slightly panicked by the need to have appropriate clothing for what could be really, really cold weather. I managed to buy a hat okay - and am now hoping it is … Continue reading Appropriate trousers