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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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December 30, 2005

a woman's lot - absolute torture

trying swimming costumes on...enough said?
well seeing as I am going on the cruise, I though it might be a good idea to have a cozzie - so off I trotted today in the heat with the soul mate in tow - dragging his feet.
I think, buying a swimming costume must be the most horrendous thing we have to do. Different if you are a young slim thing but once age gets hold of you and after a few children ...well things aren't as they were when you were 15.
So you start looking, choosing a few that you think might be ok, then a few more til you have more than allowed in the change room and off you go....... the first one is too small * the second pushes bits out where bits shouldn't be and the 3rd one? well it seems to be all wrong - it looked so much better when you tried it on in your imagination * oh? it must be the wrong size AND on it goes til you finally get fed up and choose any old thing. Like a pair of purple board shorts with a tank like top that doesn't match but who cares ?


Blogger ~NanCourt~ said...

Oh, you brave, brave soul!
I would require copious amounts of cash to bribe me into a swimsuit at this time of the year! Flabby, pale skin is not my idea of "cute".......and that, pray tell, is all I have to offer!
But, what divine inspiration! I need to get off my duff and start a walking regime. I have a momentous birthday this year and the sweetie wants to take me to Hawaii....I refuse to go in this state....I am determined to walk off the fudge pounds I have acquired and get some tone back on this old, tired bod.
I am excited for you! Have a glorious cruise, take lots of pics, and do not forget to take your seasick pills. They sure got me through my cruise when we had huge swells and the ship "rocked and rolled" all over the place. *errrrkkkk*
Hope your holiday was wunnerful and that your New Year is blessed!

12:00 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I so agree!!! Why do they insist on putting us through such a horrible experience. The only thing that is comparable is finding a nice fitting pair of jeans.

Have no fear...I have been out there and women want to go on trips and they have no alternative as to wear these silly suits also. So once you get out there you feel right at home. I found a nice cover up to walk around in and when I got to my chair I tuck everything in and situated myself and read my book. For pictures I threw a towel over myself. lol.

Hawaii was wonderful and I only had to wear a swimming suit for a short time. Take your cruise with no worries. Oh it sounds marvelous!


12:37 am  
Blogger Dawn said...

I buy through Land's End mail order. You can choose how much of your lovely hips or buttay you care to expose, what sort of support for your small, medium, or LARGE bosom, shorts or sarong to match..That way I do not have to try the suit on under those horrible lights that make my chicken flesh look even more.....chickeny...LOL
But I sooo hear you on this. The suits are either for the young chickies with stick bodies, or the ones that cover look like my grandma's choice. Now I know I am a grandma, but I'm not ready to resort to a ruched suit that looks as if the fabric came from fifties barkcloth draperies!!

1:04 am  
Blogger Dawn said...

OH...I forgot to wish you a wonderful cruise. Not to worry about showing up on deck with your swimming costume...I have been told that there is always ONE who neglected to turn around and look at the back...that will have EVERYONE'S attention.

1:10 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

Ms. Robyn you will look absoluely divine in anything so just go enjoy that cruise and take lots of pictures and posts for us sitting at home by the fire.

1:32 am  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

this is the worst time of year for it too! all the christmas junk i have been eating!!! I am up 10 lbs. right now and miserable and I hate bathing suits, we even have a pool, i wear shorts and a tank!

2:55 am  
Blogger Kali said...

oh do I hear you!!! Never mind...who cares, just wear want you want, you will look gorgeous anyhow, have fun with your darling and relax and enjoy yourselves.
Just remember your new motto for 2006 *keep it simple*, which should also be for the way we think and the things we worry about.
This is a special time for you, so enjoy it for what it is, and have a wonderful time..Kali xxx

9:55 am  
Blogger Calidore said...

The last time I tried on a swimming costume, "costume" being the appropriate word, I walked out of the change room in tears. Ashley couldn't work out why - silly man doesn't he realise what three children and gravity can do to a woman. Like you I ended up with board shorts and a tank top. It is as much of my flesh I am going to expose.

Have a wonderful cruise and enjoy yourself. Please post plenty of photos when you get home.

3:23 pm  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

In France a saleslady once said to me:
Darling, few of us are perfect...let me tell you the secret...find the prettiest swimsuit in your size, and buy it! A pretty swimsuit is nicer then a boring t-shirt. Think about it...not-so-perfect-body being covered up by a simple
t-shirt or YOUR body celebrated in a pretty swimsuit! People will look no matter if you have on a t-shirt or a swimsuit! So wear the prettiest swimsuit! And let your smile catch their eye!
Have a "SPLASH" of a cruise!

6:39 pm  

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