Thursday Thoughts – On A Hairy Note

When that man (yes, I am sure it was a man!) decided that women should be perfectly hair free of the leg, underarm and facial region, what right did he have?!

I know we all have choices and all that, but deep down, I still feel the need to not expose my winter/spring down, that covers my legs, or lift my arms up if I have managed to forget to remove all evidence that there are hair follicle in those regions!

On a year-round basis, I need the upkeep of eyebrows and upper lip hair to be kept going. I visit my beautician to get my bits threaded. I’m afraid I can’t hide my face, but at least the rest of the body I can let live in its natural state… until times like now.

The sun is out, the temperatures ave been really warm the last two days, and yesterday, playing with my class outside, I felt I could not take my jumper off… because, shock horror, I hadn’t done my underarms! So I boiled slowly!

Getting home, the first thing I did was get my epilator out!

Then this morning, deciding that cropped leggings were the way to go, I realised that there were some stray hairs peeking out on the leg area that was now exposed! Eeek! Cue emergency epilator frenzy!

But seriously, why are we so worried about a few hairs on show? Over the years I have shaved, epilated, waxed and even lasered! It’s not cheap… It can hurt… But I just feel the need to do it.

I don’t want to be a human gorilla walking around school! I wish I could say I don’t care and am proud, but I just can’t!

Thankfully I have got over the bikini line thing. That pain I leave unless absolutely necessary!



Sacha’s back with her #Writespiration prompt this week.

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.


Tell me the story of why this room is empty!


They took everything.
Not one fixture or fitting left to adorn the walls of this now bare shell of a room.
“If the bank are chucking us out, we aren’t leaving a thing, not even the carpet!” Rhys exclaimed.
They left, but not before unearthing a floorboard…that would make them think!

Book lovers tag 📓📔📕📗📘📙

I have been tagged by the blogger MusicGirl19 to do this Book Lover’s tag. Thank you for thinking of me! I do love books, and reading, so was definitely up for this one!

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Do you have a specific place for reading?

I could read anywhere, in bed, on the sofa, on a lounger in the garden, by the pool… the one place I cannot read is in a car or coach. I get a really bad headache! Trains and planes are fine though!

Bookmarks or random pieces of paper?

I do love a good bookmark, but I have been known to fold corners. But at the moment I am reading via my Kindle, so a bookmark is a bit defunct!

Can you just stop anywhere or must it be at the end of the chapter?

I definitely prefer to stop at the end of a chapter, but if I have to, I try to find a natural break… unless I am tired and I fall asleep mid page!

Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes, I do, but not all the time, I’d be huge then! I can even cook and read at the same time!

Music or TV while reading?

I prefer silence to be honest! Its too distracting. T, I start watching, and Music, I will end up singing along!

One book at a time or several?

One definitely! I have to give one book my full attention!

Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

I love to read, curled up on the sofa or in bed to be honest, but would happily read anywhere!

Read out loudly or silently?

Silently, most definitely!

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

No, I don’t, or not any more! I used to be cheeky and check the ending, but not anymore!

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I like to break the spine, itg shows me the book has been read and loved!

Do you write in your books?

I don’t annotate. That is something I was happy to leave behind, after studying! But I do like to write my name in the front of some books!

I won’t nominate anyone specific, but I do urge you to have a go at the tag if you are a book lover too, just for the fun of it!

Link back to me so I can read your answers!

Happy reading!

One Liner Wednesday

I don’t usually take part in this prompt but felt inspired to do so after the Manchester attack this week.

“Don’t allow the actions of a few to colour your view of the whole world.” – Ritu


For Linda G Hill’s #OneLinerWednesday challenge.

‘Skin’ – FFF43

Matt has a corker of a song for us this week as our #FFF (Flash Fiction Foray) prompt this week!

Neon Music Sign

Skin by Rag’N’Bone Man.

And here’s my take!

The almost perfect one.
The one that got away.
We never got past that initial stage, before our future crumbled before my very eyes.
I can still remember the feel of your touch upon my skin, as you brushed past me.
My eyes followed you, as you strode purposefully ahead, my heart and mind conjuring up images of our ‘happily ever after’.
Then, as quickly as I had imagined our future, you destroyed it. Crushed it.
With that one kiss.
Not on my lips.
But on the mouth of another man…
Why do I always choose the wrong blokes?!

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