Five Minutes on A Bad Week

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It’s been a bad week for body love / confidence / neutrality.

Adele’s weight loss making her an (unwilling) tabloid darling, BMI in healthcare eternally in the spotlight, trolls desecrating the memory of a wonderful woman based on purely her body size; If you’re a fat woman, its very difficult to switch off from your physicality right now.

The Em Edit

Travel | Getting The Most From Your Short Break

[This post contains a gifted stay and a number of gifted experiences. Each will be denoted with a *]

For the past few years, I have lived in a world of chaos where two week long holidays in the sun are a distant memory, getaways are booked with the immediacy of a very immediate thing and the planning of...well...something really badly planned. 

With all of this in mind, here is some of my advice for a Short Break
You absolutely do not have to take it, your life is your own, I'm not the boss of you but, listen, it's nice to work together on these things - Let me make your mistakes for you.

Five Minutes on Being A Big Woman

I am a big woman. 

I’m 6ft tall, wear a size 10 shoe, have a broad back, thick arms and a strong chin. 
I weigh more than every man I know. 

Lingerie: Tutti Rouge - Elektra [Gifted]

Five Minutes on January

It seems that the simple act of existence without self-loathing is a renegade act. And in January, that renegade act can often feel like a battle.

Festive Fun With Fenetic Wellbeing

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Christmas shopping can be a bit of a nightmare - Crowds, queues and chaos. "Why do we do this to ourselves?" I hear you cry "Why don't we just do it online?!? 
Mulled wine. That's why. 
That and the sparkly lights, the brass bands and the general camaraderie of the festive experience. 

I take it for granted that the crowds may be annoying but at least I can get in, out and off to the snow bar. This isn't quite so easy for so many people with mobility issues, so when Fenetic Wellbeing offered me the chance to take one of my lovely friends out, not only for all of the above but also to try their Lightweight Rollator*, I was intrigued.