I am 38 years old, and until recently I was pleased with the fact that I didn't really feel 38. I always felt a lot younger, I'm not one for a huge amount of exercise, (I'm so lazy, even my mascara doesn't run) but I'm active and I keep busy.
And then my body decided to rebel a bit, my knees have decided to DEGENERATE.
Degenerate? This is not in my vocabulary, I want to make like Dr Who and REGENERATE, not slowly fall apart like an old car (I still have nice bumpers though) until I'm so rusty that I am good for nothing but the scrap heap. My knee has decided that it is going to rebel, I have torn cartilage in my knee, hyperextension and a lot of degeneration.
Shit, that doesn't sound great to me at all. In fact, it sounds to me like my body is starting to get old, and I don't like it. I feel let down a bit by my body, growing old was not part of the plan.
Now the only thing I actually want to do is run, you know, the one thing that I actually never wanted to do when I could do it, but the minute you are told that you shouldn't do something, it's all you want to do. (Disclaimer, I cannot run, I run like Phoebe from Friends and deep down I know this already, plus my boobs are so big there is not a sports bra in the world that can give me enough support, not even The Samaritans can support these puppies) so I am sulking a bit today, and feeling cheated out of my London Marathon medal that I will never have. My knee hurts, my PRIDE hurts and I am feeling as if old age, that was so far around the corner it was in a different post code is now catching up with me fast (well it isn't as if I can outrun it, is it?)
I know I will get over feeling this way, but today I'm feeling quite bleurgh over the whole situation.
How do you know you are getting old?
Am I being unnessarily dramatic over the whole situation? Or was there a point where you too suddenly felt, "oh no, the ageing process has begun"
Take one 14yr old girl, give her a twitter account. And THIS is what happens?
Now I KNOW that not all 14yr old girls are this stupid, but it seems that this one is. Because let's be honest here, whether you think it is a harmless prank, or it reminds you of the #TwitterJokeTrial this girl was STUPID to tweet this to an airline, exactly WHAT did she think would happen here? Of course the airline have to take any threats like this extremely seriously, and they have now arrested her it seems, but I really don't know where they will go from here.
I do hope that she has learnt a valuable lesson, but I hope that it doesn't affect the rest of her life.
What interests me is what you think should happen to her now, do you think she has been treated harshly over a prank or should she be charged?
Does it make a difference that this is a 14yr old girl? Would you feel differently if it was, for example, a 30yr old man?
I had a week off from blogging, and I really enjoyed it, but I also really enjoy writing and all that goes with it. I like comments, I like people who disagree with me and put across their point of view in a well formed and insult-free argument, I like reviewing products and I enjoy making people laugh with words like, Crotchfruit.
But I also enjoyed having my own time over this last week, not wracking my brains wondering what to write about, or feeling pressure to write through the mental block.
It's now half term (school hellidays) and this means that I have three children which require my time and I am happy to give it to them, (well I say happy....)
So I will continue to blog, but I'm not going to be regimented about it over the holidays, I'm going to blog about things that interest me, that get my internal fires burning, be it with rage or sadness, and the rest of the time I will spend with my family and feel no guilt, because if I am feeling guilty about not blogging, then something has gone wrong, as that isn't what it's about, is it?
the winter it can be tempting to reach for an old faithful pair of jeans or
trousers to keep the cold out and make choosing an outfit as simple as picking
a jumper or top. Most women find that half or more of their wardrobe is
neglected during the colder months just for ease and comfort, but as the Spring
approaches it’s time to re-evaluate your daily picks, and rediscover some gems
that you had side-lined, plus maybe add to your collection for a little
variety. Skirts are a great staple all year round, but the change in seasons is
a great time to fall back in love with this item, starting with finding the
most flattering cut for your body type.
shaped ladies all too often try and cover up their lower halves, but wearing
loose fitting clothes can actually make your booty look bigger than it actually
is. The key is to create a balance. A body con midi skirt will slim down your
hips and thighs in an on-trend way, and adding layers and chunky jewellery to
your top half will balance out your body to give a great silhouette. Team your
midi with some ankle boots, but don’t go too clumpy as this will only add extra
weight to the bottom half of your outfit.
best way to dress an athletic figure is to create the illusion of curves, or
make more of those you already have. An A-line skirt is a great way to give the
impression of hips, even if you have none. The kick flare on this cut of skirt
looks elegant, girly and fun and can be worn either with tights and boots on a
cold day, or bare legs and sandals, both to great effect. Take a look at the George
mini skirt collection for inspiration for work and casual looks using an
girls have arguably the most enviable of all the body types. Hips and bust in
equal measure is the dream figure for many women the world over. Ladies with
this brilliant shape however, sometimes struggle todress it
in the best way. The aim is to make more of what you are already blessed
with, choosing clothes that nip in at the waist and drawing attention to
beautiful curves. A high-waisted skirt of any length does this beautifully, and
the addition of a belt makes the effect all the more prominent.
first step is to identify which of the body types best describes you. This
might sound silly or obvious, but how often do you actually spend time looking
at your body and working out which are your best bits. If you are unsure even
then, take measurements and let the numbers do the talking. Once you know
whether you are top or bottom heavy, straight up and down, or tiny in the
middle, then you can start looking at clothes in a new way, knowing what will
suit before you have even tried it on?
*In collaboration with George At Asda Big Fashionista x x x
So this week has been full of No-make up selfies as well as my personal favourite, "Cock in a sock" and I was quite happy to admire these men until one man came along and knocked all others into a cocked hat. (See what I did there?)
So as I use any excuse to get naked men on my blog, I bring you this weeks, Nom or Vom.....