Monday, October 17, 2011

Email to Michael Laws on talkback radio

Hi Michael

listening to your discussion about clothing on Friday, I got to thinking about fat chicks. (Yes, I know, it's not PC to use the word 'fat', but that's never stopped me.)

I'm always surprised at how fat chicks seem to like dressing in sacks. They dress up in just about anything at all – horrible, drab, OLD stuff that should never have appeared on their bodies. Styles that look good on skinny chicks but only show up a fat chick's rolls of lard. They seem to have no pride in themselves at all.

They use the excuse that there's nothing nice out there for fat chicks. Or they say that what there IS is too expensive. So they sit at home feeling sorry for themselves and don't bother to find out what they can do to improve things.

Well I'm SORRY but it just doesn't cut the mustard! There ARE nice clothes out there – even at places like Farmers and the Warehouse, not known for haute couture! Budget stuff, wisely chosen, can make a HUGE difference to the way a person looks. But it MUST be wisely chosen – not just something picked because it's in fashion. I'd like to see fat chicks have a little pride and try just a wee bit to look better – get familiar with what colour and style suit them. They can then develop some self esteem and have people treat them better.

Have a good day

Caroline




Thursday, October 13, 2011

Early menopause

Menopause is a bastard at the best of times - the hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings..........and on it goes. Anyone whose been there will get what I'm talking about. But when you go menopausal early it can be even worse, causing a number of health issues and putting an end to any family dreams one might have.

I've discovered the NZ Early Menopause group. If you're interested, check out their website http://www.earlymenopause.org.nz/. Coordinator Nicole has been there herself, and knows what she's talking about. She also has lots of knowledge and connections, so don't hesitate if you or someone you know has been there.