Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm Here

Sorry I have been absent of late. I am VACATIONING :)...We are having a grand time running around London and now Wales. I now have reliable internet but have been trying to juggle fun and work and blogging has gone silent.

London was miserably cold and all of my summer skirts are chilly. I went shopping with my mother in law yesterday and bad news girls...In the UK I am two sizes larger!!!! There is no vanity sizing here. I went from my luxurious size 8 to a size 12. This was at a trendy store so I am hoping that if I go to a larger department store that I might get to wear at least one size smaller. Now shoes on the other hand...I wear two sizes smaller!!! I tried on a size 7 and it fit (but oddly was a bit narrow).

They cut clothing and shoes differently here so it is taking a bit of trying on to figure this out. the bust seem a bit smaller but the waist a bit more roomy. I could for example wear a 10 except for my bust (and although I still have one the girls have shrunk away quite a bit). On the shoes they offer a shoe size number and different widths (although I know they had this when I was a child I find that in the states most shoes are one width and some stores offer a wide but no series of letters like they used to.

I have not yet met up with any UK bandsters. I am hoping to set up something with Caroline in Bristol in a couple of weekends (We are going away to a country housethis weekend). I am hoping to go out to Bletchley Park (WWII code cracking museum). In any case we are here until the first week of August so I hope I can arrange to see everyone.

xxxooo

7 comments:

Shannon said...

sounds like a great time! I wish they had shoe widths here in the states more often.

Amanda Kiska said...

Have a great trip!

Lonicera said...

Hi Tina - I'm glad you're enjoying yourself! My commitments for weekend after next are only on the Saturday 23rd, when we're going to Evesham for a noon concert so it'll end up being an all day thing. If Sunday is no good for you, I'll take a day's holiday on the Monday - (or an other day that week) would that suit??
Caroline

Justine said...

Hi Tina. I can still pop up to Bristol to meet you! Wednesdays and Thursdays are best for me az that's when my little boy is in nursery, otherwise I can probably do a Sat (but like Caroline I also can't do 23rd) or Sun and persuade hubby to come too to keep the child occupied!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Jealous! I'm glad you're having fun!

Andrea said...

Sounds like an amazing vacation!!!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Tina - could you send me your email address (I'm at drazil700@yahoo.com)...I have a question for you.