Monday, 31 August 2015

Snap Happy

I finally got a new compact camera! I'm still learning how to use it and how to figure the settings out but finally I have one.

It was a brilliant bargain and I got it for 60% off the general asking price for it!

Now lets see if I actually use it?!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

BBW Butterflies

I'm not ashamed to admit I'm on the large side. Hell I loves me some food. Maybe more than I should!

I've been out scouting and browsing online for some clothes for my upcoming trip. And for some reason it is only recently that I have realised that the majority of plus sized womens clothing has one of two prints. Butterflys and flowers! I can just about live with the flower prints, but butterflies? WHY?!

Has it never occured to designers that us BBW want something more than flowers or butterflies? Are they subtly hinting something with the use of these prints? Is it all in my head? Who knows?

I've never been a lover of butterflies. I wouldn't be lying if I said they are a secret phobia of mine. I once remember a family outing about 12 years ago, and wandering off (as I usually do) with The Boy (who was then 3 or 4) in tow and walking into what I believed to be a tropical garden only to discover to my dismay that it was a Butterfly house and a Giant butterfly come towards me for me to run off screaming in near tears.


Sunday, 16 August 2015

Life goes on...

I attended a Wedding on Friday of one of my close friends. She is the 2nd of my school friends to get married this year.  Congratulations to them both, and I wish both couples a world of happiness.

3 of my friendship group (2 of which are the previously mentioned) have mortgages.  
1 of them has a family. (not previously mentioned)

Where I could once go out every night partying and drinking until 6am as well as being able to work, I am now lucky if I can make it past midnight. 1am if I have rested.

I don't like this, not because of jealously (maybe a little?) but mainly as it proves what I have been trying to deny the past few years that I am in fact starting to get old, and that I should possibly start to grow up!

I remember talking with my friends (some years ago might I add) how we would soon be hitting the big 2-0, but in the blink of an eye, we now seem to be talking about how we are approaching 30.
Conversations have gone from our next night out to planning our next meal or our next coffee shop meeting.

It just goes to show that your parents really are right when they tell you how the years go faster as you get older. I mean.... we are in August already!?! It only felt I was celebration the new year last week!

If when I was younger I knew what I know now, I would definately cherish my young responsibility free time a hell of a lot more!