Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A Whole New World

I have stopped wearing jeans because of my weight gain as it gives me a muffin top and I cannot breathe as a consequence. I have thus had to resort to anything with an elasticated waist - they have become a lifeline. I used to always say that I would ban anything with a garter waist if I were made President of the World because I was convinced that they caused the world's rising obesity problem. But I have changed my mind about them as they have become my bestfriends...

Today an order I had made on the Topshop website arrived: a pair of cropped harem trousers with an elasticated waist. Bad idea. The trousers, combined with the turban I was wearing, made me look like Aladdin.

This of course, is not the end of the road for me. My weight will continue to rise, and I will lose more hair. Which will then make me look like the Genie.

I'd like to think that before I started chemotherapy I was more of a pseudo- Princess Jasmine. This can only mean that I could be a one-man show of Aladdin. Someone call Disney, quick.


  1. Hibloodylarious! I honestly think you may make a whole new career out of this e c malarky. You could do a one woman show: not so much of the Vagina Monologues......you get my drift.
    Your ability to make light out of all of this ( and harem pants are no joking matter) will serve you well LL.
    I thought it was our job to keep your spirits up and yet I find you cheer me up no end!
    love s

  2. I agree with everything Simone said. I forgot how talented and witty a writer you were, I look forward to your blogs. Take care Chinot...

    All the best,


  3. Let's just hope you don't have to pull off Shrek!

  4. Ps James you'll have made Simone's week as no one EVER agrees with her (-: x (though even I, on the one rare occassion, may also have to.....)

  5. Chinot, how do you do it? every day I laugh and cry with you, and so admire your strength and courage! Bet you'll make a gorgeous genie, anyway! Love, Jxx

  6. Anonymous - I know who you are.....