The comments were good, from a few different angles.
Naomi, I would love to read your thoughts on the issue, your treatise. Perhaps a blog series?
In Cuba, there don't seem to be the same issues. Women walk around like they are Miranda Kerr. They are gosh darn attractive. Women of all shapes and sizes, many of them with luscious curves and big breasts.
I think a large part of that is the lack of advertising there.
A lot of it is confidence.
Confidence is powerfully sexy.
Confidence can't be bought.
I have met people of both genders who I thought were super-attractive. Very few of them, on reflection, were good looking in the cookie cutter sense. What they did have in common was that they were confident and funny. Not cocky. Comfortable in their own skin.
My fella told me that, when we first met, what first attracted him was that I seemed self-assured, and that I was nicely turned-out, wearing a nice dress. Blokes dig dresses.Good blokes dig confidence.
So in recent months, I've been making a real effort to put the glad rags on, accessorise, do my hair, pop some makeup on. Walk tall. It makes a difference to me.
Anywho I have found a few things I really luff. I thought I might share them.
1. St Tropez Spray tan.
I used to use Dove Summer glow to get a bit of colour in my legs. It stank and I had to shower a few hours after I put it on.
This St Tropez Stuff is the Shizz. It sprays on, blends evenly with little rubbing in and is streak free. The colour comes out natural, very similar to my sun-exposed areas. It has a pleasant smell. I luff.
2. Coconuts and other nuts, in my breakfast smoothie.
I have been adding dessicated coconut and almonds to my breakfast smoothie of a morning, a little handful of each. I whizz them up in the thermie as fine as I can get them.
My skin looks better than it has in a while.
Coconuts contain Lauric Acid, a medium chain fatty acid. It has the following very useful properties
- may increase HDL (good cholesterol)
- in-vitro: a good treatment of acne (no studies done, but seems to work pour moi)
- possibly appetite suppressant, and in larger quantities, ketogenic (mild ketosis causes appetite suppression too)
Don't you already feel better?
3. My breakfast smoothie...
3/4 banana (I peel and cut up bananas, and freeze them, which makes lovely smoothies)
small handful of each of almond and coconut
4 strawberries or you can use blueberries or mango. All delish
1 and 1/2 tbs plain yoghurt
1/2 tsp honey
water - about 80 mls.
Whizz your almond and coconut to a fine powder. As fine as you can get it.
Add all other ingredients and whizz. Pour into a very lucky glass. Enjoy. I look forward to this every morning.
4. Dogs. Particularly those that turn their head to side in a charming manner, like this.
I met a dog outside a cafe. It did this little head turny thing. I offered my hand for a sniff. The dog allowed me to pat her. When I walked away she licked my hand, as if to say "I did not say you could stop patting me yet".
The dog was a bitzer - the owner said collie cross lab, probably with a bit of kelpie in there. She had the most beautiful eyes.
I luff dogs.
5. The fact that I am getting muscles in my arms.
Thankyou to my Trainer, Jacqui.
6. My group training
I do training in a group. My trainer, Jacqui, knows her stuff. I don't say that lightly. She is tough but encouraging. She trains all the yummy mummies and some daddies in the area, in her little gym at the back of her house. Some of the mummies bring their kids along and they play with toys or on the trampoline. One little six year old daughter of one of the mummies sprayed our faces with water as it was a hot day. J should have her on the payroll. A married couple come along of a Saturday Morning, bringing both children. We all keep an eye out for them. It takes a community to raise a child. It is great to see that everyone is included. I enjoy having the kids around.
7. Trying new wine varieties that I haven't heard of.
Arneis? Mataro? Gavi? Fiano? Torrontes?
If I see something on a wine list that I've never tried before, I usually go for that. I ask the waiter what style it is, what it is similar to. And I drink. Mostly I enjoy them.
8. Pickled onions. Always and forever.
What qualities do you find sexy? Same sex? Opposite sex?
What things do you luff at the moment?