Hey, I went to Pride last Saturday and stood in the heat and watched the Parade.
The above pic was taken during the week on a quiet day in a back street, therefore, no crowds unlike Saturday. But, so proud of Pride and Brighton – it’s why I moved to this buzzy, young and very diverse city. I’m not retiring to a quiet village. This is my retirement! Watching the amazing costumes and vibrancy of people of all ages, ethnicities and genders.
It was very crowded and hot so didn’t take all that many pics but if you follow me on Insta I did put up a video.
I thought I’d be wearing this dress, which is made of 100% cotton, but it was so humid and hot that day (for the UK) that when I put it on it actually felt too heavy.
It’s a great dress and at only £4.99 was a good buy.
Instead, I wore that old favourite the green pineapple dress, which funnily enough is not made from cotton but from rayon and is just wonderfully cool and, as an added bonus, doesn’t crease! Btw, I’ve put myself on a strict budget for the month of August as I spent far too much on clothes in July including some new items. My pension won’t sustain that kind of spending, so this month I’m not buy anything over £5 and only one of those per week. And believe me, I will keep to that!
Anyway, I want to thank you all for your comments on the subject of taking those tricky meds – bisphosphonates! I so appreciated hearing your views and thoughts on this. I also valued how some of you shared your own health status and commented on others. It’s just great to see such a supportive community of women out there helping each other.
Here’s what I think. Bisphosphonates have been and are being taken by hundreds of thousands of women all over the world. They are the go-to drug for osteoporosis. And please, do not be influenced by me in any way. Ok, my practitioner wants me to take it. But, I’m below the osteoporosis score on both hip and spine and it’s the forearm that has the condition. And this is what I’m going to do, I want one more year without. Why? Because I’d only just started the weights and resistance programme when the scan was done, and I want to see if this programme makes a difference. I’ve been told to have another scan in two years, but I’ll go back to my GP and tell her what I’ve decided, ask if I can have a scan after one year, and say I’m not stupid, if this programme of specific weights and resistance makes no difference then I’ll take it for 5 years – definitely – I’ve read enough about osteoporosis to realise where it leads. And I’ve said that I will take the drug if I have to, publicly, and will keep my word. In the meantime, people, the thing to do is to stay upright and not fall, so balance is also something I’ll work on. And I’ll show you pics of my muscles as I develop them – the ones on my upper arms are coming along nicely 🙂
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
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Terri of MeadowTree Style and her 1st Friday Slow Fashion Walk
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style for Fancy Friday link
Nicole of High Latitude Style and her Top of the World Style party and
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and her iwillwearwhatilike Monday link
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