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Back in mid – July (which now seems like a lifetime ago), I went to Greece for a holiday.  Having made the decision to go, I also paid the extra however much it is to check in an extra suitcase.  Firstly because I always have a suitcase full of stuff for other people, and secondly because this time I was going for almost three weeks which means I also needed to take stuff for myself.  I had already taken a suitcase full in June when I went on a flying visit, but there is always plenty of stuff to take, and paying the extra £25 is cheaper than overweight at the airport, or sending stuff over. Read the rest of this entry »


This week started out well.  I didn’t get shat on, I didn’t have to pack or unpack any boxes and my family and friends are in good health.  What more could a girl ask for? Read the rest of this entry »

Having successfully avoided it for the past three years, this year, I am going to have to bite the bullet and go out in public wearing a bathing suit.  Now, let’s get things straight, the bathing suit is a wonderful invention, I know skinny dipping sounds like fun, but in the sea, I like a layer of cloth- however flimsy- between me and whatever else lurks under the ocean.  I have never really been a bikini girl, I have always been too self-conscious ever since that awful summer when I was 11 (and almost fully developed) and my mum made me swim with only the bottoms of my bikini on because she felt I was too young to wear the top.  The result?  Permanently rounded shoulders that summer and a lot of ribbing from my (all male) cousins.  Since then I have preferred the all in one bathing suit option. Read the rest of this entry »

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