This weekend I went shopping with my sister. This was once a very traumatic exercise – Rhi would rummage through the rails and I’d go sit outside with the abandoned husbands, all teary and hating the world because I couldn’t even fit a toe into anything. The more kind and sweet my sister would be, the more I’d want to throw myself onto the escalators. At least now when I am sitting outside the shop it’s just because I’ve just bloody had enough of stinking shopping; not because I’m too large for the frocks.
So I tried on lots of clothes in lots of different shops, just like so many of you suggested. I’ve spent so much time getting philosophical about what it’s meant to shift all this blubber, but now I’m determined to enjoy the fun and frivolous rewards. So I wriggled into skirts and dresses and coats and tops and dacks in all manner of styles and colours. Many of which were in a size 12 (US 10), thank you very much! Woo! And there were belts and shoes and stupid sunglasses too. But I’m a bit broke at the moment so I just bought a smaller bra, because the old cups are starting to runneth under. Sigh.
It was good fun trying things on, even those new season frocks with the lurid Pucci-esque prints. But I must admit my favourite part of the shopping expedition is still the bit where you stop for lunch.
The one and only Mary has started up a forum thingy called Health Nuts, where health nuts far and wide can gather in one place and have a good natter about health. And nuts. Mary says it’s not meant to be replace our individual blogs but rather add to the community. So if you fancy getting chatty with like-minded souls why not sign up? This is completely free and non-commercial so I am not being a hypocrite, by the way 🙂
You can start up a topic on anything you like. So far people are talking about brekkie ideas and what to do with chickpeas. I am thinking of starting up a topic to ask the burning question, Does anyone else SMILE at their computers when they write a smiley face in a blog comment? I feel dorky enough as it is typing smiley faces, but yesterday caught my reflection and realised I smile at the screen as I do it. More like a grimace actually. Like I am trying to force that good feeling down to the phone line to you. I am being sincere and encouraging. FEEL IT!