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    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 1st Jan 18, 11:51 AM
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    Frump to Fab 2018 - Fabulous Dahhhhlings
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    • 1st Jan 18, 11:51 AM
    Frump to Fab 2018 - Fabulous Dahhhhlings 1st Jan 18 at 11:51 AM
    Good Morning my Lovelies.

    And welcome to the new bright and shiny Frump to Fab Thread.

    First of all a very big hello and welcome to everyone, newbies, lurkers and returners....and those undecided.

    Second let me wish you all “Happy New Year”.

    Let’s rock this one!!!!

    Well now where do we start this year. We have quite a history here now don’t we. I was thinking this morning about how the thread has developed so for the newbies......a brief potted history.

    A few years ago my son took a photo of me. I was horrified. I burst into tears. I could hardly believe my eyes at the image before me. But.......as we know the camera doesn’t lie and I couldn’t argue with what That image revealed.

    I went upstairs and stood in front of a full mirror and allowed the awful truth to sink in........never mind frump, I looked like a bag lady.

    In my defence.......it was not down to laziness, far from it. I was caring for my semi Paralysed terminally ill husband. My days were full on with caring duties. I scarcely had a spare minute, it was all I could do to shower and brush my teeth sometimes.

    All very noble of course but I had completely neglected myself in the process. I had forgotten the simple golden rule........we cannot care for others if we don’t care for ourselves. We cannot give love, if we don’t treat ourselves with love.

    How many women forget this simple fact. In our busy lives as mothers, daughters, sisters how often to we put ourselves last on that never ending “to do list”.

    As I stood and looked in that mirror I realised the folly of my ways and I resolved to “do something”. I wasn’t sure what exactly but I knew I had to make a start somewhere.

    So I started the first Frump to Fab Thread and, as they say, the rest is history. What started as a simple diary to help me make the necessary changes to get me out of “Frumpdom” has become a wonderful friendship group of likeminded women.

    Yes some of us are of a certain age but not all. Frumpdom is not the preserve of the middle aged woman who has “let herself go”. Becoming a frump can happen to anyone, young women, even teenagers.

    But here’s the good news .......it’s never too late to reverse the process, never too late to ditch the frump, never too late for the caterpillar to turn into a beautiful butterfly or for the ugly duckling to turn into a graceful and elegant swan.

    There are no rules to this thread except one.

    Kindness please........we don’t judge anyone here, we don’t get into futile pointless arguments, we don’t make nasty comments, we don’t indulge in sarcasm, we don’t bully others, we don’t play mind games and we don’t try to score points by making others feel small.

    So all that being said .....if you are ready to change your stars and become that alluring goddess you always longed to be, if you want to reclaim the energy and vitality that was once yours but has somehow disappeared then this is place for you.

    Let’s all get fabulous.

    Lesson no 1.

    Wear perfume, every day. Don’t save it for best. Get out all those unused smellies lurking in the back of the bathroom cabinet or bedside drawer and start using them.

    Smell divine......and fabulousity will follow. That’s a promise.

    A women who smells gorgeous is gorgeous. It’s the first step on your journey.

    Right I’m off to bathe in a sea of perfumed bubbles but first ..........
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    • savingfortomorrow
    • By savingfortomorrow 8th Jan 18, 11:48 PM
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    It has been ages since I posted, part due to the lap top being on its last legs. The phone is too so; I must buy some new tech stuff. Itís amazing as you get older, I donít see any appeal on having a fancy phone or stuff. It feels like such a waste but it is so different compared to my priorities years ago.

    I really need to look after myself more this year; physically mentally and holistically. I have been really neglecting myself. My hair is terrible and looks so bad. I have hair that is in need to a decent cut. My health has not been great recurrent infections, lime like a disaster. It is not ideal as the winter has turned my skin so sensitive, irate and just flared up.
    At present Iím like a little hamster on a wheel just going and doing all the work and it is not fun. It is really stressful. So my ambition for the year is to maintain standard and have more value for myself. Recently I have been taking on too much and it is not ideal but I feel that I must.
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 9th Jan 18, 3:46 PM
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    Really useful info on bras. I had a mammogram last summer, and when the dr examined me beforehand he said it was important to have a properly fitting bra. I was in a 36C which I'd had for a few years so I went to get fitted for a new one. Turned out I needed a 36DD I had to get a wireless as the U shaped wire jumps massively from D to DD and cuts into my underarms. I'm hoping as I lose weight that my bust will get smaller so I can go back to wired bras, the wireless is comfy but doesn't give much lift, and the 3 hooks and eyes at the back drive me nuts

    Another new jumper on today, and a skirt I found shoved in a bag that looks fine after an iron. My curls from yesterday are still holding up so just gave them a quick brush and put on make up.

    I hope everyone is still fabbing ahead
    • shanks77
    • By shanks77 9th Jan 18, 7:43 PM
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    Hi fabbers delurking as I feel I may get kicked out of here for being really unfab. Since I lost my dog Xmas 2016 I haven't been walking as much and as a consequence have put on almost 3stone. Now I was seriously overweight before that so now it's just a joke. I do walk with a friend and her dogs as much as I can but really need to get back on track.
    I have about 4-5 outfits that I wear in turn and none of them look great but they fit so will do just now. I do keep my hair nice but not cut as often as I should and at my work always wear makeup so not a total loss.
    Hopefully you guys can give me a kick up the arris and help me on my way this year.
    Ok enough of the pity party welcome to the newbies (what a hypocrite when I haven't posted in months lol). Good to see familiar faces again and will try and post a bit more often.
    Thanks for "listening " xx
    • sashybo
    • By sashybo 9th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
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    sashybo - For years now I have used small indie lingerie shops to buy my bras, lucky to have had a great one in Dorset for 10 years+ and then found one about an hour's drive away when I moved here. I am small back and bigger frontage and in both shops the proprietors would always put me in ones that felt tight, but they assured me that all the weight should be supported by the band and not the straps and that they would give enough with wear and washing, thankfully they were right

    I hope that yours are comfy enough soon.
    Originally posted by maddiemay
    Thanks maddiemay hopefully Iím not just squeezing into a size too small. No, I mostly think it is because Iíve been wearing the wrong size for years. My bras werenít a great fit before I got pregnant, then obviously didnít fit at all during the pregnancy & afterwards they were a total disaster in the sizing. DS is 7 months & thatís how long itís taken me to get round to getting new bras even though it was obvious that my old ones didnít fit at all. I kept wearing my pregnancy comfort bras that are basically crop tops for grown ups. They are so comfy but didnít give much support. Thanks again to chanie for the bra fitting blog post.

    Did my yoga last night & that takes me to 7 days in a row, Iím really enjoying it & glad I made time for it again. Day no 8 today so will do it shortly. No real fabbing apart from cleansing & moisturising my face and neck this morning, oh and perfume too even though I wasnít going anywhere. Will use hand cream before bed & after using my Clarisonic with facial wash & putting on my night cream.

    I ordered a couple of pairs of trousers from H&M that are in the sale - one stretchy high waist pair of trousers and one pair of jersey type trousers that will probably be for days at home with the baby. No idea what the sizing is like so hopefully they will fit but will just return if not. Also ordered some kids clothes - a couple of things in bigger sizes for DS; an outfit for my niece as part of her birthday present (sheíll be turning 3); a dress for our friendsí girlís birthday (6yo); a t-shirt each for my twin nieces (they are 9 going on 21 ) & a wee knitted dress for another friendís baby (7 months) - they are just adopting her this week so wanted to send a small gift (they live in Englandshire). Got all of it for £54 but got 10% off plus free delivery for joining H&M club so it came to £49 in the end. Quite pleased with that. I am forward planning a bit as the birthdays arenít until March but have bought big enough sizes that the kids will still fit into them (I hope). The dress for the 6 year old should be ok to worn as a tunic with leggings if too short as a dress, sheís a tall girl so hard to judge, will see what I think when it arrives.

    dandy-candy you are so lucky that your curls hold, my hair is so thick & heavy that curls drop out really quickly unless I get them done professionally. I have heated rollers so like to play about with them for special occasions as think curls look so pretty.
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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    • LuxuryWoman
    • By LuxuryWoman 10th Jan 18, 8:54 AM
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    Morning - I'm not sure I actually belong here as I have flu-face and think I might have nits! How glam.

    I seem to have developed sensitive skin too - what has happened to me? I'm falling to bits.

    I'm going to go have a shower, put some make-up on, squirt myself with perfume and come back to read through the last few posts, I really, really need inspiration.
    Nits, at nearly 50!!
    • chanie
    • By chanie 10th Jan 18, 8:26 PM
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    Luxury woman it’s funny you mention nits as I think I may have them. DD(5) has had then recently and my head is starting to itch.....
    Sashybo well done on keeping up with your yoga. Can you recommend any good videos online.
    Shanks welcome back. Keep posting, even if it isn’t about fabbing.
    Dandy candy if you got measured at m and s, they are notoriously bad at it, as they use the old method. Maybe you should try a proper lingerie shop.
    Savingfortomorrow I hope you achieve your goals this year.

    I had to take a day off work yesterday as DD and OH have had a sickness bug this week. DD is fine now, but OH is still suffering.
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    • Rubyslippers77
    • By Rubyslippers77 10th Jan 18, 9:38 PM
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    I would agree with chanie that M&S are bad at bra measuring; they were still saying I was a B cup when everywhere else was telling me I was a DD! Plus at my local store (admittedly a small one) you can no longer just walk in and ask to be measured, you have to book it online. There's no signs up telling you that though and showing you where to do it, which I can imagine is off-putting for a lot of people. And yes, tons in the sale rails here too! I hear that their skincare range is good though, has anyone used that?

    Flu face for me too luxury woman dry in some patches, oily in others, strange red blotches and a scaly neck...... attractive, eh?! I am so tired and fed up of feeling crap, the DC are playing up too - DS1 is still under the weather and just wants to cuddle up and watch TV most of the time, but DS2 is feeling ok and turning into a biting, scratching little monster. I know he's doing it for attention but I don't have any more attention to give, between looking after DS1, sorting out all the usual house stuff and trying to cope with my horrible barking, wheezing cough and the accompanying aches and pains. I completely forgot that we had a dentist appointment today - entirely my fault, I even confirmed it yesterday, but by today my fuzzy brain had deleted it - and now the dentist has said that he can't see us again as we'd cancelled previous appointments too. That made me absolutely sob earlier; silly I know as it wasn't a fantastic dentist but was fine for what we needed, and I did miss the appointment, but I did also call to apologise and offer to pay. Oh well, hopefully once I'm feeling ok again I will look for another.

    sashy maybe your DS doesn't need all the cold remedies at the same time? (Or the same evening - might work dispersed through the day!). Mine usually have a steamy bathtime - warm bath with the door closed, window blinds down etc to make the room steamy and the snot flow, lovely! - followed by Calpol medicine if needed for bedtime, Calpol night stuff in their room and a wedge to prop them up if it helps. They don't need the wedge so much now they're older and can get comfy by themselves, but it did help when they were little and sniffled a lot during the night!
    • sashybo
    • By sashybo 10th Jan 18, 10:47 PM
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    Sashybo well done on keeping up with your yoga. Can you recommend any good videos online.
    Originally posted by chanie
    chanie I use Yoga with Adriene on YouTube - she has a channel with yoga videos for nearly everything you could think of from yoga for back pain to yoga for depression, the videos range from 10 mins to an hour. Her bedtime yoga routines are lovely & relaxing too.

    She does 30 day challenges every January & Iím currently doing the new one, completed day 9 tonight. This 30 day challenge is called ďTrueĒ - a lot of what she talks about during her videos is about mindfulness & taking care of yourself - she often says ďWell done for showing up for yourself on the mat today.Ē

    I like her manner, enjoy her perspective and find her instruction very clear and measured. A lot of yoga videos Iíve come across are all ďNow do this, do that, up dog, down dogĒ and itís too fast & confusing, especially if youíre new to the practice and donít know the names of the poses. I started with her beginners yoga videos a few years ago & they just clicked with me. Sheís all about integrating yoga into your everyday life & taking time out for yourself.

    Hope your OH is feeling better soon & that you donít catch anything.

    sashy maybe your DS doesn't need all the cold remedies at the same time? (Or the same evening - might work dispersed through the day!). Mine usually have a steamy bathtime - warm bath with the door closed, window blinds down etc to make the room steamy and the snot flow, lovely! - followed by Calpol medicine if needed for bedtime, Calpol night stuff in their room and a wedge to prop them up if it helps. They don't need the wedge so much now they're older and can get comfy by themselves, but it did help when they were little and sniffled a lot during the night!
    Originally posted by Rubyslippers77
    Ruby the last few nights Iíve just had the plug in on for a couple of hours rather than all night and he seems to be sleeping better. We had the wedge in and although it eased the congestion he kept rolling off it & ending up upside down at the bottom of his cot. He does roll about a lot at night. This cold just doesnít want to go away, he had quite a runny nose all day.

    Sorry to hear about the dentist, that is a pain but Iím sure youíll find another one.

    My uniqlo order arrived today and the jeggings are nice and comfy. Thanks chanie. There wasnít much between the two sizes but I went for the bigger size in the end as didnít want the dreaded muffin top.

    I had also ordered a white cotton blouse as had been looking for one as a cover up for hot weather (when abroad mostly as little hope of that in Scotland ) as I tend to go from deathly white to bright red in seconds. I could never find a style I liked so when I saw this one I ordered it, again in 2 sizes and the smaller size was fine. I got a cotton crew neck long sleeved top as well and the quality is lovely for £9.90. So anyway Iíve already parcelled up the sizes that donít fit & taken them to be sent back so half of my order will be refunded soon.
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 11th Jan 18, 11:00 AM
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    Luxury woman itís funny you mention nits as I think I may have them. DD(5) has had then recently and my head is starting to itch.....
    Originally posted by chanie
    Is it just me or did anyone else scratch their head when they read this

    sashybo - I have always fancied trying yoga but I am not the most flexible of people and that has put me off going to a class as I didn't want to look silly if I couldn't manage the exercises - I might have a look at the beginners videos that you have recommended.

    maddiemay - whereabouts was the lingerie shop you mentioned in Dorset? I live in North Dorset and haven't managed to find a decent one to get myself measured.

    LuxuryWoman & Rubyslippers - take care of yourselves and I hope you feel better soon

    Not too much happening on the 'fabbing front' - I have been doing an exercise DVD about 4 times a week since the start of the New Year - I don't really need to lose any weight (3 or 4 lbs maybe) but need to 'tone up' somewhat - i have a bit of a post-Christmas flabby tummy which I would like to get rid of
    • Butterfliesarepretty
    • By Butterfliesarepretty 11th Jan 18, 11:10 AM
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    Hi all, well Im flu face too. Developed a slight cough and yesterday at work that turned into body aching and constant coughing. In bed last night had a high temperature and my skin was sore to the touch. Thankfully I dont work thursday and friday so this morning feeling exhausted but not as bad.

    My current temp work contract ends on the 24th Jan. I love the job, Ive been temping there as an account assistant since July. I took over a lady who had been there 9 years and she was retiring from being part time. I had a chance of being taken on, my boss is lovely but unfortunately as HB Fuller have took over the decision was made by them to let the temporary staff go.

    So Im constantly applying for part time permanent and there is a slight chance I could be taken back on if they cant cope without me. So Im panicking a little as I like to have a work routine. My mortgage is paid off and my husband works full time but it means we have to cut back again if I dont get something soon.

    Its surprising though how many roles advertise as part time hours yet state its 30 hours a week. I dont know what you ladies think about this, but part time to me is half of a normal week. I work 21.75 a week and previous to that I worked 25 hours a week.

    Anyway Im sure I will get something soon. I watched a programme last night on BBC1 about looking good and they were testing skin creams and makeup on whether expensive is better than budget. £24 Laura Mercier mascara performed better than L'oreal yet both are made by L'oreal. The cheapest foundation performed better than the expensive.
    The nivea skin cream performed better moisturiser than expensive ones like clinique.

    I have a real problem with foundations. I have freckly pink toned skin as Im fair and redheaded but I always find they dont rest dewy on my skin. I use a foundation brush but it never settles into the skin and looks flaky almost patchy. I get envious of the ladies who have olive toned skin and the foundation just sits naturally and they have a nice natural look.

    Also been watching the news about plastic packaging, it annoys me that the government are not telling manufacturers to stop the plastic and create strong paper bags that can be recycled, like they do in america. All the plastic packaging needs to be scrapped. I remember going to the market with my mum in the 70s and you got all your veg, cheese etc eggs in cardboard and brown paper bags.

    Since cutting out the wine and eating better and going to the gym I have lost the 4lb and back to 10stone. So if I continue I would like to get back down to 9.5 stone for my 5ft 6 in frame.
    Mx5 Owner
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    • sashybo
    • By sashybo 11th Jan 18, 11:32 AM
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    sashybo - I have always fancied trying yoga but I am not the most flexible of people and that has put me off going to a class as I didn't want to look silly if I couldn't manage the exercises - I might have a look at the beginners videos that you have recommended.
    Originally posted by sukeyboo
    You definitely should give it a go, Adriene is always talking about this false perception that yoga is only for flexible people - she says itís called yoga ďpracticeĒ for a reason. She also gives adjustments for the poses if you canít quite reach or bend into them, so no excuses.

    Sorry to hear about all the flu sufferers, touch wood Iíve not caught anything so far.

    Butterflies the programme on BBC sounds interesting, might give it a watch whilst DS has his nap.

    I have the problem of foundations looking orangey on my skin as Iím very pale. I usually find the LíOreal foundations are a bit better & also use their CC cream but havenít found my perfect shade so far.
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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    • chanie
    • By chanie 11th Jan 18, 12:19 PM
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    chanie I use Yoga with Adriene on YouTube - she has a channel with yoga videos for nearly everything you could think of from yoga for back pain to yoga for depression, the videos range from 10 mins to an hour. Her bedtime yoga routines are lovely & relaxing too.


    My uniqlo order arrived today and the jeggings are nice and comfy..
    Originally posted by sashybo


    Thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely check out Adriene.


    Pleased you were happy with your Uniqlo order. I do like the jeggings, although I've only worn the black ones so far.
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    • sugarbaby125
    • By sugarbaby125 11th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
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    Hello Ladies,

    I went to Karaoke on Tuesday evening and I had a really good evening. I sang a few old songs, but I was going through the DJ's song book, as I am determined to learn new songs this year. I am thoroughly fed up of singing the same songs again and again. I actually feel bored when I am singing my old songs now

    I sang:

    1. Fever by Peggy Lee

    2. Return to sender by Elvis

    3. Dream Lover by Bobby Darin

    4. Hurt so good by Susan Cadogan

    It was a very inexpensive night out for me, it just cost me 75p bus fare and I spent £1 on a bottle of water. I wore my new black ruffle V by Very jumper and my daughter not only noticed, she paid me a compliment.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 11th Jan 18, 6:54 PM
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    [QUOTE=sukeyboo;73699249]Is it just me or did anyone else scratch their head when they read this

    Oh yes, as I read I wondered how many, like me were having a little scratch

    maddiemay - whereabouts was the lingerie shop you mentioned in Dorset? I live in North Dorset and haven't managed to find a decent one to get myself measured. QUOTE]

    It was in Antelope Way in Dorchester, opposite side and up a little from Body Shop. 6 years since I moved, but according to the internet there is still one there called Mirari Lingerie. I don't recall the name, so it may be under new ownership, but the windows still look interesting in the photos. (I used to live in Beaminster)
    • Ellsbel
    • By Ellsbel 12th Jan 18, 7:29 AM
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    Morning ladies
    Hope all those suffering with Flu are feeling a lot better now.
    *Butterflies* good luck with the job searching; Iím sure something will turn up soon. I always thought part time hours were 25 hrs or less, but maybe thatís changed in recent times (or I had it completely wrong to begin with!)
    I think I read about the programme you watched - was it on that where they found the Nivea soft moisturiser was as good as the more expensive brands? I have to say, I do love that moisturiser and find it really hydrating.
    Lovely to get a compliment from your daughter, *Sugar* - my sons probably couldnít even tell you what I was wearing half the time
    Iím at home today and the plan is to do some house fabbing - I want to have a good declutter of various drawers and cupboards in preparation for decorating.
    I donít mind having a day at home today because Iíve got a really busy week coming up next week socially.
    Tomorrow OH and I are going to see The Darkest Hour, and weíll grab a bite to eat afterwards - looking forward to seeing this Movie.
    On Sunday weíve promised ourselves a long walk with a pub lunch at the end of it, so I need to fit in a bit of exercise today as well, in advance of any extra calories consumed over the weekend - looking on You Tube for some home workouts is a good idea - I may follow suit
    Have a good weekend, all x
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 12th Jan 18, 8:44 AM
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    Morning

    I missed the program about moisturisers, I will look on catch up as I still haven't found a replacement for my one I'd used for years that Boots stopped making it

    After 2 days of heels and a light evening jog (in trainers) I have had such sore feet that I'm back in flats. I need to build up slowly I think! I wore more of my new clothes yesterday (all sale bargains) and again did make up and hair, but I didn't do curlers this time. It really makes me feel different when I catch a glance in the mirror and see someone quite nice looking back instead of my usual grotty ill looking reflection.

    I don't know if anyone else watches Father Brown, but I'm getting inspiration from Buntys wardrobe and it's nice to have a character on who isn't pencil thin.

    Ellsbell I need to give the house some attention too and also brave the attic for the xmas decoration box as everything is in a pile on the side at the moment.

    Speedy recovery to all the people with the dreaded flu
    • Butterfliesarepretty
    • By Butterfliesarepretty 12th Jan 18, 8:53 AM
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    Morning ladies
    Hope all those suffering with Flu are feeling a lot better now.
    *Butterflies* good luck with the job searching; Iím sure something will turn up soon. I always thought part time hours were 25 hrs or less, but maybe thatís changed in recent times (or I had it completely wrong to begin with!)
    I think I read about the programme you watched - was it on that where they found the Nivea soft moisturiser was as good as the more expensive brands? I have to say, I do love that moisturiser and find it really hydrating.
    Lovely to get a compliment from your daughter, *Sugar* - my sons probably couldnít even tell you what I was wearing half the time
    Iím at home today and the plan is to do some house fabbing - I want to have a good declutter of various drawers and cupboards in preparation for decorating.
    I donít mind having a day at home today because Iíve got a really busy week coming up next week socially.
    Tomorrow OH and I are going to see The Darkest Hour, and weíll grab a bite to eat afterwards - looking forward to seeing this Movie.
    On Sunday weíve promised ourselves a long walk with a pub lunch at the end of it, so I need to fit in a bit of exercise today as well, in advance of any extra calories consumed over the weekend - looking on You Tube for some home workouts is a good idea - I may follow suit
    Have a good weekend, all x
    Originally posted by Ellsbel
    Thanks Ellsbel,

    My cold is really coming out now, yesterday I was better, today im taking some flu capsules and heading out in the car. Thankfully my little mx5 car passed its mot on the emission yesterday after two failures on the catalytic converter. So Im heading down the M65 to have a look in Boundary Mill at the sale. Need some fresh air anyway and pick up a parcel. Ive lost the 4lb I put on over xmas simply by being healthy and cutting out alcohol. So pleased.
    Enjoy your weekend everyone, oh and Im getting some nivea soft too.
    Mx5 Owner
    Temp Worker

    • indiepanda
    • By indiepanda 12th Jan 18, 9:16 AM
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    Happy fab Friday all.

    Just a quick post as I am working from home today and still in my pajamas. Two first dates this week and both went well, but I think Mr Thursday is going to win over Mr Tuesday. I liked both guys and they were both good company for the evening but I wasn't physically attracted to Mr Tuesday whereas I was Mr Thursday.

    Both made it clear they were attracted to me, but Tuesday made a point of sitting next to me on the sofa in the bar at the BFI and touched my leg in conversation then grabbed my hand as we walked to the bus stop and then stopped to try to snog me and I wasn't really feeling it and pull back quickly. Mr Thursday on the other hand we were in a cafe with a table in between us so less chance for him to get touchy and when we left he gave me a hug and a quick peck on the lips. Then I got a text when I was on the way home saying he was sorry for the awkward moment, he had been hesitating about going in for a proper kiss. Whilst I would definitely have kissed him back, and told him so, I like the fact he didn't just assume I would be interested. All that can wait for a second date, we're just trying to work out when that will be as we are both away for part of the week ahead.

    In other news, I've not had any alcohol since a small port on new years day, been properly back on my diet plan this week and even cut out caffeine this week. Starting to sleep better and noticed my heart rate is dropping too - guess a bad diet is a form of stress on the body.

    My fab Friday will be a casual one as am working from home, skinny jeans and a jumper. Am going to a classical music concert at St Martin's in the Fields church on Trafalgar Square this evening so suspect I will need some layers to keep warm. Not been to a classical concert before other than a proms in the part sort of thing so will be nice to do that, going with one of my girlfriends who I tend to do cultural and healthy things with rather than boozy late night things.
    • sukeyboo
    • By sukeyboo 12th Jan 18, 10:38 AM
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    It was in Antelope Way in Dorchester, opposite side and up a little from Body Shop. 6 years since I moved, but according to the internet there is still one there called Mirari Lingerie. I don't recall the name, so it may be under new ownership, but the windows still look interesting in the photos. (I used to live in Beaminster)
    Originally posted by maddiemay
    Thanks for that - I live in a small village between Sturminster Newton & Blandford Forum so tend to either use Poole or Yeovil for shopping but went in to Dorchester just before Christmas and was amazed at the changes since I was last there (about 6 years ago) - the Old Brewery has been developed and the High Street seems to have rejuvenated too so I will check it out next time I am there

    Sashybo - I had a quick look at the yoga videos and the I am definitely going to give the beginners one a go
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    • By LuxuryWoman 12th Jan 18, 2:39 PM
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    Hello, I'm feeling a little better today, just stabby headpains but no more coughing and spluttering, hope fellow sufferers are on the mend.
    Nails are painted a glam red now which makes me smile, if only I could iron my hands, they look a bit wrinkly!

    I have a friend over this evening, wanted to take my new fantastic bag for an outing (how sad am I?) but we are going to stay in and catch up, free evening. Very tempted to buy another colour actually, I have no problem with charity shop or supermarket clothes but I do love a good leather bag.

    Any exciting weekend plans?

    Weather is gloomy and damp here so I bought a load of daffodils to make the house cheery, they do lift my mood.
    Has anybody found a handcream that is really amazing please?

    Oh, and I'm sorry I started people scratching their heads, I'm going to put a colour on my hair in the morning and become a 'natural blonde' again! That should kill any critters.
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