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What have I just read?
The Wedding Diaries by Sam Binnie. Chicklit from the library, written in diary form, by a publishing assistant who is planning her own wedding & helping an ex-soapstar actress write a guide on how to have the perfect wedding.

What am I reading now?
Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain. The sequel to Before the Storm, about what happens to everyone a year later when Maggie is released from jail.

What will I read next?
I have a ginormous pile of newly released books from the library to read through over the Christmas holidays, I am addicted to books & reading & can't resist taking library books out, even though I have hundreds of un-read books stuffed in every room of the house. Including the bathroom, yes.


I just held the Olympic torch

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When I can work out how to get photos off my phone & on to my laptop, you can see :) Though, I look drunk as I have my "OMG, look at me!" face on.

Dear parcel delivery company

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No, I will not stay in all day tomorrow for you to re-deliver the parcel I missed today by 25 minutes, as I'm actually going to work. If you'd left it in the greenhouse, as I instructed, you wouldn't need to come back.

No love


Un Goked

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I can't get the link to inbed properly, but never mind.

This morning, I tried on the green patterned dress & tunic on the website, plus a pair of black leggings that I can't seem to find online. In a 14, which is my size. All of them fitted, but each piece was unflattering & made me look larger than I actually am (at least in the mirror in the changing room in Sainsburys) Far from feeling empowered about my body & curves, I felt tears pricking in my eyes. I felt that they were designed for stick thin size 8 women & just made slightly bigger in each size, up to a 16 (that was the largest I could see on the rails) I tried on a 16 in the dress, as well as the 14,  & it was miles too big.  The dress was the only item that had a size 16 out & not all styles even had 14s. Most sizes were 10s & 12s.

Some of the tops had "secret" tiny little pockets to keep your lipstick in. My 10 year old thought this was amazing. As a 43 year old working mother, I can see no reason as to why I would want or need to secretly carry a lipstick on my person. If I want to take make-up to work, I have a handbag or proper pockets to put them in.  This has left me wondering and assuming that I can't be the target market for these clothes.

As I desperately need new basic bras, I instead decided to spend my money on underwear. £20 later & I have 3 new t-shirt bras in a cup size up from my old ones (bought years ago) This has made me feel good. I probably now need to replace every single bra, as they are all really too small :(

Gok's show is one of the few tv programmes that I actually watch. I'm now considering wtopping watching.

Gok Wan can gok off!!!

How old am I?

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Conversation yesterday in school.

"Mrs Blight, how old are you?"

"Older than you"

"Yes, but what number are you?"

"What number are you?"

"I'm 4, but will be 5 next"

"I must be 6 then"

"Don't be silly, you would be in Year 1 or 2 and you are an adult"

"Maybe I'm 7 then?"

"You silly, you're an adult, so must be 17"

Books read in 2011

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1) Sharon Osbourne Survivor by Sharon Osbourne
2) Wideacre by Phiippa Gregory
3) Comfort and Joy by India Knight
4) Out of the Silent Planet by C S Lewis
5) Fame Game by Claudia Pattison
6) Everything You Know by Zoe Heller
7) The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
8) Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
9) By The Time You Read This by Lola Jaye
10) The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
11) The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
12) Diary of a Hapless Househusband by Sam Holden
13) Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young
14) Recipes for a Perfect Marriage by Morag Prunty
15) Sanctuary 1-800 Where R You By Meg Cabot
16) Good Faith by Jane Smiley
17) Bridesmaids by Jane Costello
18) 31, Dream Street by Lisa Jewell
19) Worst Case by James Patterson
20) How to Lose a Husband & Gain a Life by Bernadette Strachan
21) The Only Way is Up by Carole Matthews
22) Confessions of a City Girl by Suzana S
23) How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
24) Started Early, Took my Dog by Kate Atkinson
25) Ex Wife’s Survival Guide by Deborah Holt
26) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
27) In the Kitchen by Monica Ali
28) Love Lessons by David Belbin
29) Super-Cannes by J G Ballard
30) The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
31) First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
32) Pants on Fire by Maggie Alderson
33) Room by Emma Donoghue
34) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
35) The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
36) Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
37) Cross Fire (Alex Cross 17) by James Patterson
38) Sex & the SIngle Zillionnaire by Tom Perkins
39) Killing Hour by Andrew Gross
40) From Notting Hill with Love Actually by Ali McNamara
41) Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
42) Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
43) For Better, For Worse by Carole Matthews
44) The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
45) Love Hunt by Fiona Walker
46) A Vintage Affair by Isobel Wolff
47) Mum on the Run by Fiona Wilson
48) Chasing Harry WInston by Laura Weisenberger
49) 9th Judgement by James Patterson
50) Yesterday’s Houses by Mavis Cheek
51) Black Market by James Patterson
52) Baking Cakes in Kingali by Gaile Parkin
53) Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
54) It’s a Kind of Magic by Carole Matthews
55) The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
56) The Dog Who Came in From the Cold by Alexander McCall Smith
57) You’re the One that I Don’t Want by Alexandra Potter
58) The Secret Shopper Affair by Kate Harrison
59) Thinking of You by Jill Mansell
60) The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
61) Hidden Talents by Erica James
62) Snuff by Terry Pratchett


No wheat!

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I was actually slim (for a size 14 body that is anyway) yesterday as I overloaded on wheat when eating out over half term & had none this week. So, note to body, you know what wheat does to you, so JUST DON'T DO IT!

I was wearing a slim fit long t-shirt underneath a jumper at work & got really hot when doing Wake Up Shake Up, so had to take my jumper off. As I haven't had wheat recently, I didn't look pregnant, so could actually wear slim fitting clothes without embarassing myself.

Why can't I picture this is my head when I'm tempted by wheat & just say no?

I was impressed this week as I was offered a still warm from the oven slice of carrot cake & chocolate digestives at school & said no thanks each time.

But the week before, I had a chicken wrap at McDonalds & the week before that I had a pizza at Pizza Express. I could have had a salad at both places & avoided wheat.

My eczema is also red, raw & itchy, itchy, itchy & I can't find my hydrocortisone cream. That's a wheat side-effect, so is all my own fault (scratch, scratch, scratch)

It was like pulling teeth

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Dyslexia assignment resubmitted. No idea why I found it so hard.

Possibly a combination of studying in the summer holidays & learning so much new information and technical words and theories and oh my!

OU course starts on 1 October, so I'll start it tomorrow. No more text books today.

30 days of lists - Day 14

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Day Fourteen - Things I Love About ________

I chose The Great Outdoors

(written on 14 May)

- birds singing
- sunshine
- butterflies
- bees collecting pollen
- watching things grow
- reading a good book in the warmth

30 days of lists - Day 13

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Day Thirteen - DIYs I Want to Try

(written on 11 July)

For my allotment
- raised beds
- shed
- greenhouse
- bench

I detest DIY & would happily never do any of it ever, but I may be inspired to have a go outside.


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