Friday letters time already!

Both the weekend and this week seemed to go by incredibly fast – I can’t believe it’s Friday again already!
After an incredibly busy weekend last week, this time I have no plans whatsoever. The flat is a tip though, so it seems like a cleaning sesssion should be in order. If I can be bothered, that is. 😉

Here come this week’s Friday letters.

Mr Zip
Mr Zip (Photo credit: ian.crowther)

Dear Eddie Izzard. Two weeks today, I shall be at your show in Berlin! This thought makes me so excited that I may have actually just squeed aloud. I actually, genuinely cannot wait!

Dear Berlin. Do you think maybe you could start to show signs of spring by the time we arrive? I’ve seen photos of the snow that’s currently lying and I really don’t feel like walking around in it! There’s been enough snow now, I think… after all, it is officially spring!

Two fat ladies
Two fat ladies (Photo credit: duncan)

Dear body. First it was the extra huge bum that crept up on me, now I seem to have developed a belly as well. I hadn’t thought much of the bit of extra padding I’d noticed until Sunday when I tried on a dress. A year ago, it looked good on me. Five days ago, it clung in all the wrong places and made me look about six months pregnant (I’m not, before anyone asks). Where has this fat explosion come from?!

Dear self. You’ve managed to do a circuit of your exercise DVD twice this week. It’s a start, but nowhere near good enough. This belly seriously needs getting rid of!

Dear Easter. You are just around the corner, and while I’m looking forward to the four-day weekend you bring, I knid of wish you weren’t this close. Not sure I’ll be able to resist the huge basket of treats that’s now appeared on the table at work. Normally, I would be excited to dig into all the chocolatey goodness, but this year I’m sensing it’s a bad idea (see fat explosion letter above…)

That’s all folks! If you want more Friday letters, click on the button below. Have a great weekend!

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Where did THAT come from?

horse bumI’ve always had a big bum. Not that I was ever fat – I’ve never gone above a size 12 in clothing – but even as a child I remember my mum making comments about, and once, when I was about 13, my granndma refused to buy me a pair of trousers because “They’ll make your bum look even bigger!”. At the time I was quite hurt, but I got over it and learned to live with my oversized behind. There are certain items of clothing that I need to avoid, and I’ll occasionally have a two-year old style sulk over some gorgeous dress that just looks awful with my body shape, but on the whole my bum and I have managed come to learn to get along over the years… or at least I thought we had.

The Crown Princess Bootytron
The Crown Princess Bootytron (Photo credit: JoeAlterio)

Getting out of the shower on Saturday, I caught sight of my reflection in the bathroom mirror and got a huge shock. As I said, my bum has always been on the large side, but now it’s completely out of proportion to the rest of my body! After heading to the bedroom to get dressed, I got my second bottom-related shock of the day. A skirt that I only bought last summer, and that I swear fit perfectly only a few weeks ago, had to be coaxed over my derrière centimeter by centimeter. Not cool, people! I like that skirt!

There’s only one thing for it… starting this week, I’m going to have to start getting my Jillian on again. I know I’ll never have a neat, sexy little bum, but I won’t give up my pretty skirts without a fight!