Thursday, 29 December 2011

....... The annual shock


So, after the last... disappointing.... post, I feel i should make up for it with a extra long one now. Yay.

So, for Christmas my brother got a bike (For all the bikey-people out there, apparently it is a "Hybrid" or so I am told..) and I got a black Wii with Mario Kart and Just Dance 2. After present opening, every year we go to my Aunties who cooks the roast, and we did the same this year. This winter, I have got very into knitting, and so I asked my Auntie if she had any wool or needles left over from when her mum was around (Her mum, Auntie Cathy, died about 6 years ago and was a strong knitter. She used to knit me and my brother jumpers all the time... I still have one Cardi left, although it is a rather bright shade of pink, but nothing a bit of fabric dye won't fix)
So, I asked her daughter, my Auntie Janet, if she had any old knitting stuff left. She said that they had given all the wool to a charity shop, but they might still have needles, so we went to have a look. In the wardrobe we found tens of jumpers, all knitted by Auntie Cathy. Some were a little... bright, but there were some also that I LOVED and were very 60's. My Auntie Janet kindly said I could take 5, on the conditions that I tried each one on and 'paraded' in front of my Granddad, Grandma, Mum, Dad, Brother, Dog and my Great Uncle, Great Auntie Cathy's' husband. So, I picked up 5 brilliant, unique vintagey jumpers, all hand knitted by my Great Aunt. I think that was honestly the best christmas present.

On Boxing day we went shopping, not so much for the sales, but more for getting Wii games, spending Christmas money and buying a few essentials. One of the essentials I needed was jeans, as I actually don't have any decent ones that fit, don't have holes in the bum and are comfy. It was during this that I picked up all the nice jeans I saw in 10's, then I thought i'd pick up some 12's to try on, just in case, but more to prove to myself that my legs arn't as big as I see them. But lo and behold, I didnt fit into the 10's. I was always a skinny child, usually wearing one agegroup down from my age, and when youre little, when things dont fit it's cos youve grown. When you're big, when things dont fit, its cos youre getting fat. I'm 14 now, and this is the first (of many i'm guessing) time I havent fitted something becasue of the fat. My problem with it isnt that I think 12's fat, it's just my top half is an 8, so I feel all out of propoption, and I kpt thinking "oh, I have a high metabolism, I can get away with having a Large milkshake everyday" which now clearly I cannot. So, I have set a target on mr Just Dance 2 to do 3 dances a day which "Sweat" about 200-500 each, and eat a lotta fruit instead of chocolate. I am now also only allowed a milkshake once a week, and if I dont get one one week, it doesnt mean im allowed two the next, cos that would be counter productive.
Also in boxing day shopping, I bought a couple of other things:
Sleek Lipstick in Vamp £3.99

Zara Iris "Powdery Woody and Floral" £9.99. Bargain!
After boxing day, I didnt do much except my family drove to a town on the border of Scotland called Moffat (We were staying in Newcastle, so it was only a 2hr Journey) and we had lunch there, and they had a brilliant old sweet shop and homemade fudge and really lovely villagey Christmas lights.

The day-after-boxing-day we spent in the car driving down from Newcastle. And thats it.

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