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I write about life, fashion, feminism, philosophy, politics, gym terror, and shoes. This may not be a comprehensive list...

June 21, 2017

I posted recently that I was having a bit of a wobble about my body (pun intended -there is plenty of wobbling). Usually I'm fine with it - I've been through a lot of self image crap and I'm not keen to go back there. I'm happy living life in the body I have, and I'm g...

September 28, 2016

It's a quiet Saturday morning in Somerset. Like so many recent weeks, the weather is changeable and rain can be heard beating intermittently on the tiny kitchen window. The kettle is fighting with the wind over which can make the most noise.

My mother, Angela, is lighti...

July 18, 2016

It's like parent trap only in that it involves twins. The rest is up for debate. 

No bare breasts are shown in this post and it is SFW.

Ah, the not-so-humble bra. I'm no lingerie blogger, but I've got a thing or two to say about it. Because this was the year I decided en...

February 5, 2016

My recollections of upsetting people with my outfits begin at ten. At ten, there was the Joseph fleece. It was a magnificent multi-coloured thing of beauty, lovingly made by my mum with a 'you'll grow into it' generosity. It got nicknamed 'the Joseph fleece' because ot...

October 26, 2015

These are not 'tiger stripes'.

I didn't 'earn them'.

I have no child to explain my scars.

I am not part of the motherhood.

Sisterhood, though -

There's a concept I understand.

Sisterhood has taught me

Not to be ashamed

That my body has stretched itself,

Grown so quickly;

Not to...

July 22, 2015

I am the big one.

The big sister.

The tallest.

The towerer-over, still insisting on wearing heels.

The one you tell to sit down

So you don't feel intimidated.

I am the big one.

Big hips.

Jeans-filling.

Swaying, walking, dancing.

The one you can't lend your dress

Because I'll stre...

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