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
Birthdays seem to be a big deal in our family. A fuss was always made - they were never allowed to be just another day. I have a brother and a sister, both older than me. My brother's birthday is on 5th November which is Bonfire Night and when we were children there was … Continue reading It’s MY birthday!
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 attended a yoga event some weeks ago, during which we were asked to write for 8 minutes, without editing, just creating, about what we remembered and what we didn't remember about significant events for our bodies. I know for some the topic could seem inappropriate but I chose to think about my first period … Continue reading Memories. What memories?
I love my bike. I retired from work in September and the weather was unseasonably pleasant - so I took great joy in going on a daily bike ride along the Wirral Way. I was out in the fresh air, it was fun, it was exhilarating and I loved that I could wear leggings and … Continue reading When does the schoolyard get left behind?
What must it be like to fit everywhere and in everything? I don't really know as I was born fat and have continued to be fat. Apart from those brief periods when I starved myself into thinness. But even then my head was too bit for most hats and I could never find shoes to … Continue reading I hate chairs