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Lisa Ives

Blogger, Writer & Serial Hobbyist

I'm just meandering along learning new skills and telling my stories.

My First Mammogram - Fear Not Ladies

If they were giving out prizes for the most inappropriately dressed person at a mammogram appointment, I'd win hands down. I did give my clothing some thought in the morning, quite a lot of thought actually, just reached the wrong conclusions.
13/11/2017 11:18 GMT

Reality TV - Mixing It Up A Bit

My television has been permanently stuck on Channel 5 since I moved house and lost the remote control. I turn it on, get cosy, then remember I have no remote, so Channel 5 it is. Channel 5 has been an eye opener for me, and I've now become a reality TV addict.
17/08/2017 11:49 BST

The True Cost Of Friendship - £££s

I have fallen victim to social media envy on more than one occasion. There, I said it, I'm a bitter, twisted, envying billy no mates. I didn't used to be, there was a time when I had a large circle of friends and my home was a buzzing social hub. Then I moved away from London at a time my son was of an age that I wasn't going to make any new friends through him.
10/08/2017 14:01 BST

I Love Big Knickers Because...

My favourite days of the week are the ones just after I've done my laundry. I don't have a whole week's worth of the best big knickers, just four pairs, four days of bliss. I'll approach that clothes airer with a spring in my step as I take the biggest pair and smile, safe in the knowledge everything will be in the right place that day.
08/06/2017 11:05 BST

Sex And The Hormone Gremlins - Would You Really Rather Have A Cup Of Tea?

We laugh at the sitcoms when, during intercourse, couples start discussing the shopping list, or on staring vacantly up at the ceiling remember it really does need painting. We laugh because we recognise this scenario. Momentarily we consider spicing up our love lives, planning romantic evenings that'll get the old juices flowing again. But then that hormone gremlin says, "Nah! Can't be bothered. I really would rather have a cup of tea".
20/03/2017 15:54 GMT

The Cat Man And The Mummy's Boy - Some Men To Avoid

There are some men to avoid, actually probably a lot of men to avoid. Let's start with the ones that 'still' live at home. Clearly I'm emphasising the word, 'still', as there are men who have to move back home after a relationship break up, or may be carers, or have basically had some life event that has forced them into that position.
16/03/2017 15:23 GMT

Making Sunday A Fun Day - When You're Billy No Mates

I found myself at a bit of a loose end on Sunday; I thought I should do something completely different (usually Sunday afternoon is spent in the pub). I would learn how to survive a Sunday on my own, not just survive but enjoy, without the pub.
10/02/2017 15:32 GMT

Carry On Caravanning - The Highs And Lows Of Being Off Grid

February has arrived. It's that month when you start to feel that Christmas is really behind us now. Time to start thinking about the summer and where to go on holiday. Fed up of the short, cold, days we dream of the sun on our face and sand between our toes...
02/02/2017 10:59 GMT

The Benefit Of Hindsight - We Can Learn To Love Ourselves

There is a lot of emphasis now on body positivity, I for sure struggled with that my whole life. When I look back at photos of when I was 16 I feel so sorry for that girl, so much time spent thinking I was fat; I wish I was that 'fat' now.
30/01/2017 14:50 GMT

When Valentine's Day Doesn't Get Your Heart Racing

Hand in hand St Valentine and Cupid (great image) contribute to this multi-million pound industry without even signing off on it. The names of a Saint and a God used to line the pockets of the fat cats, would they approve do you think?
25/01/2017 11:32 GMT