Oh what a weird day! Its amazing just how much stress you can put a family through to get a last minute free babysitter, share the 1 car between 2 ends of the city with no time to get ready and moments to spare, to try to communicate with Beth, who’s currently in a schools meeting and then needs to get 2 buses home to get changed all for the opportunity to earn £50 BETWEEN us in a last minute stand in of a gig. In the end it never happened but its funny how much we’ll put ourselves through when we’re desperate for a few quid! Otherwise works been good today – I’m in my smart clothes today as I’ve had to go and do a schools meeting – which I normally don’t have to do but there were 2 booked in for this afternoon so I had to get over my fear of smart clothes, and institutions where you are expected to behave like a grown up and off I went. We’ve managed to get a schools day booked out of that for next term and a possible girls course which is great.
So clothes fast wise… (as in clothes buying fast that is actually – not wearing any clothes for a year is not going to be something I’ll get dared into) I feel I’ve had a bit of a false start as yesterday was supposed to be my big launch. So to lay it out on the line… I am not going to buy any clothes (other than my gig clothes clause) for …I think I’m doing it for a year… but maybe for as long as I do my 365… I’m including accessories to my fast – because I’m hardcore and if I’m going to do something I’ll do it properly. I’m happy to accept gifts of clothes I think, but I’m not allowed to hound Joel for more Christmas presents than I’ve ever had before… it will be a learning exercise about clothes but its mainly a financial journey I’m on so free things are great! I’m adding a twist to my challenge… I am going to try to wear a different outfit everyday. I can mix things with other things and wear them again but I will see how long I can go before I need to repeat an outfit. Not that I’m snobby about wearing the same thing lots but because its another experiment…I’m excited about this bit… I think I’ll learn 1. How much I really have got and 2. How to shop better in the future as I imagine I’ll be forced to wear things I am not sure I really want to, I’m not sure why I bought them and yet have invested my money into. Now for another totally different personal challenge – tonight I’m going to conquer a cheesecake (making one that is – tomorrow it will be eating one)
Mama to 3 who are growing up wayyyy too fast. Wife of my handsome, most favorite man. Fond of painting, glue guns and beautiful interiors. Love being outside in muddy fields in raincoats and wellies. Friend of some truly special and inspiring people. Creative Director for my proper job. Passionate about healthy eating and nutrition for the WHOLE family. This goes out the window a bit when it comes to organising parties.
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