This is a post for the ladies, men may read it if they are nosey. Did you know that the trend these days is to have a big bottom, so to all you big bummers out there, you are dead cool. So if you ask anyone, does my bum look big in this, and they answer yes, you will be the envy of all the stick insects gliding along the catwalks in the fashion shows. Skinny bums are not 'in', they are no good for twerking, don't look attractive in tight pants, and you won't pull if you don't have any meat on your buttocks.
Do not despair if you fall into the beanpole category like me, help is at hand. I have found the solution in an unlikely place. No this isn't an advert for silicone injections or butt implants, nothing as remotely painful as that. All you need is a pair of Seamfree Bum Shaper Briefs, and you can buy them in a certain discount store with the initials HB. No doubt they will make an appearance in other stores soon.
I was in there wanting to buy cat food and dog treats, and sauntered down the main aisle looking for the right section. I came across a selection of stretchy undergarments, which I guessed were to hold ones wobbly bits in place while exercising, or to improve ones body shape when dressed in tightly fitting clothes. I'm afraid when I saw these hanging up in front of me I burst out laughing. It's not very often you walk round a shop and find a bum in your face, ha ha.The temptation was too great, I had to take a photo, no, don't be silly, I didn't buy a pair.
I've just thought of a possible use for them. I wonder if they would make cycling a lot more comfortable. I know they make padded shorts specifically for cycling but they are a bit expensive, and besides they make you look as if you have a baby's nappy on as you waddle around. Perhaps if I got a pair of Shapers they would do two jobs, give me a bit of meat on my skinny bum to make cycling more comfortable, and also I would be in fashion parading around proudly showing off my fat @rse. Ooops, shouldn't use that word, I meant derriere of course, that's the posh word for @rse isn't it.
Anyway, swiftly moving on. I have started a new project which is going to take a few weeks to complete. I am making another rag rug, using another piece of net for the backing. I had forgotten that I fastened this piece around the trunk of an old and dying apple tree in the middle of my veg garden, to train some creeper plants to grow up the tree and cover it. The tree was too big for me to chop down. Anyway, it eventually gave up the ghost and with an almighty shove I managed to crack it at the bottom and it fell. I removed the net and it hasn't deteriorated at all in the four years that it has been outside in all weathers. With a good scrub in soapy water it is ready to begin the next phase of it's life. Some of you may remember that I had retrieved this from the back of a lorry shipping container, before it got thrown away. Re-purposing at it's best. It is slightly bigger than the last piece I used.