So I was sitting on the floor trying to coax an unhappy, tired titchy princess into having a nap, wondering what to write about for todays post when I found this months issue of the free magazine Tesco give out in stores. How did it end up on the floor, I am sure you are wondering? Well for some unknown reason, probably because I was half asleep, yesterday I decided to unpack the shopping onto the floor in our room and when Rob helped me put it away the magazine had got left on the floor.
This months the magazines theme is, unsurprisingly, Halloween. I’ll be honest, the doughnuts pictured on the front were what made me open it. I flicked through it, hoping to reach the doughnut page quickly, and instead found myself reading all the other recipes. If you are planning a Halloween party then definitely go and find yourself a copy of the magazine as there are loads of really good ideas for buffet food and cakes in there.
Whoever wrote this months issue must have done so with me in mind, as there is an entire segment dedicated to vegetarian food and a recipe for ‘mini brain fondue’ – and who doesn’t love a big pot of melted cheese to dip their food in?
I will definitely be trying out the recipe, my one attempt at Halloween themed cooking. If you have older babies this would also be a good way to get them to eat their veggies!
For anyone that regularly reads my blog I’m sure you will have read one of last months posts titled ‘baby weight’. Read it here if you haven’t and would like to. Body image is a huge topic at the moment. Most girls my age have at least one of the following; dyed hair, false nails, eyelash extensions, threaded eyebrows, tattooed eyebrows, spray tan/regular sun beds or tattoos. Body enhancements have become easier to get and more popular in the last few years. Equally boob jobs and bum lifts are becoming more common place. (I didn’t want to include real naked people so the photo is of chocolate cake boobs.)
Dating shows have been around for years and years. Most people remember or have heard of ‘Blind Date’ which first aired in 1985, hosted by Cilla Black. Fast forward 30+ years and we have ‘Naked Attraction’.
For those of you that haven’t seen it, yes it is exactly what it sounds like. The possible dates are completely naked and the person looking for a date gets to chose who to go out with based on what they look like naked. Now I’m not sure who came up with the idea, but I’m not keen. 1) you’re picking them purely based on their looks which is a bit shallow. 2) why would you want to be completely naked on TV and 3) they comment on the bodies, often insulting them, which I personally think is horrible.
On the other end of the scale is ‘Dress to Impress’ and I have to admit I’m addicted! It’s on at 6pm every week day on ITV2 and there are no naked bodies to be seen. There are 3 people competing for a date. They each have to pick out an outfit, armed with the clothing sizes and a short brief- one episode the lady asked for a Marilyn Monroe style outfit. Despite being a show based on clothing there is no mention of actual looks – the show is done without the daters seeing each other. Unlike Naked Attraction there is no inclusion of comments that could be considered body shaming. The other reason I like it is that the show includes people of all backgrounds; gay, bisexual, straight, slim, curvy, short, tall, black, white, hijab wearing, young, older.