The Lava Trolley: December 2006

The Lava Trolley

Or is it the lavatory???

...Either case, this little nook on blogasphere is the natural dumping ground for the sort of crap that erupts
when you find a wee Chink in the Britworks...

But hey, I promise you this is steamingly hot shit...which is probably why it's all looking a bit brown!


25 December 2006

Does your advent calendar...


...look something like this?

My my, is it that time of year already?

It seems like it wasn't so long ago we were having this same conversation.

Oh well, 2006 hasn't gone too badly, so let's hope 2007 will be an improvement...I've been granted a bit of a breather (in between bites of turkey and gift-unwrapping...oh and yeah, let's not forget that particular activity which puts money in the bank), hence time on my hands to post this little snippet.

Woohoo!!! I get a lie-in everyday from now till the 2nd of January, which I think I'm bloody well entitled to, seeing as I juggle about 3 jobs at any one time!


We're halfway through the day, and it's been pretty good so far...It's our first Christmas in our own house, my cooking went down rather well (we had friends over for lunch), and David bought me a groovy digital photo frame!!! OH YES!!!

Our little girl absolutely loved her Pixel Chix games, and we also received a new toaster (amongst other bits and bobs)...I even managed not to offend anyone on this auspicious occasion by posting all the Christmas cards on time (for a change)...All in all, I think this must be one of the best Christmas I've ever had!

Anyhooo, back to the mulled wine...Here's wishing all you folks a Merry Ho-Ho-Ho and Happy New Year!

PS - Don't eat too much chocolate...because ALL your chocs are US!!!!!

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06 December 2006

Noughtie by Nature

Before I lunge headlong into one of my rants, I want to make one thing clear...This is just not right.

How could this look EVER be attractive?

Model agencies usually have a strict policy to only accept fashion models no smaller than size 8 and well-proportioned. Obviously, this one somehow managed to slip her bony arse through the net...

Now, some of you may think that being a tad smaller than size 6, I've got no right to talk...But I'm just thin...NOT skeletal.

I have meat on my bones, and fat (hopefully some muscle too...though the weight-training has lapsed a bit) in all the right places. I've never tried to starve myself (I love food too much...I'd rather die than diet...unless it's the type that helps me gain a few pounds), what goes into my gut moves in the right direction (down, not up), and even doctors agree I haven't got any weight-related health problems because my dimunitive dimensions are hereditary. Not all of us skinny folk deserve the sort of comments we get in the fitting room.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but because people are getting bigger, dress sizes have had to expand to accommodate the new and improved British woman. A size 12 from years ago would have been smaller than what it is now...On top of that, we have introduced sizes that go up to 34, and that's just gonna continue increasing as the fat lady keeps singing (or should that be 'eating'?).

So it's baffling that people are actually horrified we now have to invent a size 0 (or size 4 to us Brits) for thin people.

Is being underweight somehow MORE dangerous than being obese?

Or maybe with all the plus-sized Mama Sitas taking up so much room, there just ain't any space left in the market for skinny chicks.

I think it's high time more of a niche is created for those of us 'noughties'...Lord knows there's already enough apparel out there catering to the big and beautiful.

Limited Choices for Small People:
Reet Petite
Dainty Ladies
Petite Affair
AA Lingerie
Little Women
Small Measures
Ladies Petite Clothing
Personal Petite Shopper

PS - The term 'petite' does not always refer to slender women, but to those of various shapes and sizes under 5'3".

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