Today I Bit the Bullet

Yup I did it. I got my legs waxed!

Not much you might think but for me it was a big undertaking. Not because of the pain or anything (but ouch it is painful!) but because it has taken months and months to get to the stage where I can have them done.

I suffer from eczema and it’s on my legs too, I scratch and scratch and SCRATCH! For years I have raked away at my legs making them sore and bloody. The eczema actually got better years ago, the scratching was habit now ingrained, I scratch without being aware I’m doing it.

So I finally had enough. I figured that shaving was doing me no favours by taking off the protective layer each time so I enlisted help, in the form of Bella, to remind me to not scratch each time.

And finally my legs were suitable to have waxed. Perfect timing as we’re off on holiday on Monday 🙂

Oh the weather outside…

20140214-225532.jpg… is FRIGHTFUL! Of course it’s nothing as bad as the South West and Surrey to the North but by golly it is howling out there!

Bella, Rosie & me are visiting my parents at the moment down in West Sussex, taking advantage of my maternity leave to travel outwith the school holidays. The downside, of course, is that we have to leave my husband, Ad, back up in East Anglia!

The weather is really starting to get me worried now. All those people who have been flooded for so long and with no respite in sight as reports of yet another storm approaching. My grandparents live in one of the affected areas of Surrey and whilst so far they have not been hit by flooding, as each day of bad weather occurs their chances of escaping are ever decreasing. How will they cope? Both approaching 90, one suffering with Alzheimer’s and living in a bungalow. There is no chance of them moving their belongings upstairs to safety.

All I can say is I am immensely proud of how our communities have pulled together to help each other in this hard times. Long may that community spirit continue.