Plus size summer swimwear wishlist


We’re all feeling the heat right now, and where as comfort wise indoors naked in front of the air con is preferable, there comes a time when you just have to leave the house.  I know the small town I live in is not quite ready for me to go nude! But I don’t want to go to the post office, the bank and the mother in laws house – I want to be by the pool!!  Thank goodness for daydreams, because right now I’m rewinding to May this year when I was sat round the pool in the Costa […]

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Different days out for wheelchair users

Sezincote in summer

As a wheelchair user it’s easy to think that certain places are off limits due to steps, uneven surfaces and other such obstacles.  While some locations, such as beaches, will almost always need specialist equipment to access, do not be so quick to dismiss other places to visit due to access issues.  My advice is to research and to take venues on a case by case basis.  If you want to go somewhere, Google it and see how easy it would be for you to access.  Here is some advice on places to visit that you may have previously thought […]

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Enjoying the great British summer


The British Summertime, as we all know, doesn’t seem to last that long. We’ve already had a few false starts to Summer 2015 with the shorts and flip-flops coming out briefly before making a hasty retreat; which means those of us who aren’t going away this year need to make the most of it while it lasts.   When the sunshine does make one if it’s rare appearances it can be difficult to capitalise on it. Typically, many of us are at work on the nicest days and at home with time on our hands when it’s pouring down with […]

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I’m going to Britmums Live 2015

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After kicking an unsuccessful post about my recent holiday to the kerb, I thought I’d take a while to get back into the blogging spirit and get ready for Britmums which is just over a week away!  Excited much? Name Vicky Kuhn Disabled, plus size fashionista who likes to look her best – when she isn’t in bed drinking tea and watching Penny Dreadful in her nightie. Blog Around and Upside Down I am not a Mummy blogger but I am a blogging Mummy.  Write mostly about fashion and beauty, but will try my hand at most anything. Twitter ID […]

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Diarydoll: Possibly the best pants in the world


At the grand old age of 32, I have something to confess.  Amongst my other fabulous fashion fetishes I have a real thing for pants.  Not the pants of old – of my late teens and 20’s.  The knee to bust spanx that make weeing improbable and breathing impossible.  My belly tells a story and one that I’m damn proud of!  The concerns of my 30’s are much like those for the rest of my wardrobe.  I want them to cover the bits they are supposed to and look good.  Heck, when I’m doing a backstage quick change or driving […]

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Day into evening 10 minute makeup routine


  This was a really simple look from start to finish, using the more subtle natural colours for the daytime look and going bolder for the evening.  I love the looks you can create with makeup, but sometimes you want a daytime look that is just you only better – barely there. Products used: Essence get big lashes Essence XXL nude lipgloss in Shy Beauty Essence eyeshadow quatro in Most Wanted Essence eyebrow pencils in Soft Blonde and Brown Essence easy eyeliner pen Essence lipstick in all about cupcake After applying base, brush some of the lightest colour in the […]

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A British Coffee Cronicle


  Following all the fun of national coffee week I wanted to share this awesome infographic from House of Fraser.  Happy to know more about coffee than how delicious it tastes!

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