Five Minutes On 2020

2020. What a year. 

Style | Festive Looks For Christmas At Home

Christmas is going to be a bit different this year, not least because most of us haven’t been anywhere, aren’t going anywhere and (in my case) can’t actually remember what it’s like being in a place that isn’t the house/Aldi any more. 

As such, I’ve put together three potential Christmas Day at home looks for your delight and delectation (And also to motivate me out of my pyjamas...) 

Sequin Skirt And Jumper

Home | A Perpetual Nod To The Past

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When I was in my early teens, I was desperate to fit in - Fashion, culture, habits; I wanted to be just like everyone else. Yet at 6ft tall, with size 9 feet and a very limited understanding of what “cool” meant for me, it wasn’t to be. 

Five Minutes On A Quite Big Thing

Hello everyone. 

I have a confession to make. 
I’ve not been particularly honest with you - I’ve not lied but I’ve been a bit deceitful. 

This year I became a mother. 

New Mummy

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]