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When Smalls become BIG

I credit Julie Walters with making me love matching underwear. Watching her on a zip wire in “She’ll be wearing Pink Pyjamas” once convinced me to book myself on a women-only Outward Bound course. 926 more words

Getting myself in a right old dirndl

Who knew what a minefield I was walking into and the reactions I have had since my first mention of dirndl-wearing ? Anyway to set all anxieties to rest, a friend has sent me this article… 66 more words

I'm so Vain

I once flashed my tits on stage at a Tiswas roadshow.  I’m not entirely sure what came over me. I am easily encouraged to rash and attention seeking behaviour in the face of a crowd, my boobs were new-formed and I believe there were wet t-shirts and prizes from long forgotten drink brands in the offing. 920 more words

The Sunday Spotlight: In Memoriam, Writer Christy Bailey

The featured Writer: Christy Bailey

The featured writing: “El Pañuelo,” published at Hunger Mountain

Today, May 1, is Christy Bailey’s birthday. She was born in Houston in 1967 to Margaret and David Bailey, elder sister to Melanie, and aunt to Lindsey and Grace. 2,247 more words


Back in my virtual world

Just over 5 days without an internet connection has proved challenging, irritating, expensive and a reminder of how life was, not that long ago. But, as my invidious disease, former “friends” and ex-husband have taught me…there is no looking back. 223 more words

The Boogeyman’s Back….(a poem)

The boogeyman lives under my bed –

Sometimes he tries to sneak into my head

I plug my ears and stomp and shout

Trying to tearfully block him out. 181 more words


My Tit(s) in The Sun

The Huffington Post UK recently published my “Keeping it Casual – Dating after Breast Cancer” post. I decided to take the plunge and put my Uni-boob out there in the name of highlighting some of the myths, untruths and frustrations around reconstruction, cancer symptoms and other cancer related shit with a wider audience than might be reached by my own blog. 47 more words