Ever have one of those days?


Well, monday of this week was one of those days for me!!

It began at midnight…I was launching our porcelain jasper Today's Special Value'. What had looked like quite a lovely Californian sun goddess tan throughout the day turned into something quite different under the studio lighting. Cue close ups of the hands and my dreams of appearing sunkissed and glamourous were instantly demolished! I looked as though I had been dipped in a mixture of iodine and marmite! How very embarrassing! I had been tanning my daughter first thing in the morning on sunday with my professional airbrush system. I should have known better than to do my own tan using this but it was early, I was pale, I succumbed to the arrogance of believeing I could do it myself! Wrong! Should have used one of my 'for home use' tans. Goodness knows I have enough of them! At least my knuckles are now looking less like orange zebra stripes a few days on!

So next…I spent monday running around doing this and that and at the end of the afternoon realised I'd had my jogging bottoms on back to front! This would be no problem for someone whithout the world's knobbliest knees but seeing as I hold that unofficial record it must have looked very odd. My joggers have 'knee bumps' but they also have indentations from my 'junk in the trunk' aka my rotund posterior! What a funny shape I must have been. Oh well..at least it wasn't as bad as the old skirt tucked into the knickers disaster. That's not for here…

Evening came and it was time to get ready to go see my daughter singing on stage. I went to put my 'skinny' jeans on. Managed to get them done up but did burn off several calories doing so. Then I did a sort of plie bend in them and rrrrrrrrrrriiiiip! The loudest comedy ripping noise came from under me! Here's the damage;

029 The evidence of the tanning incident can clearly be seen here, too!

So, now I have the issue of trying to find something else to fit my vandalous bottom. Eventually, after much panic and throwing of clothes out of the wardrobe, I manage to find some more stretchy trousers. All hail the magic that is lycra!!

Next I decide to put on my fantastic, never been worn, new shoes. Just enough time to peel off the labels from the sole and dash out the door…

..or not! Why won't the massive white labels come off?

No time for that….  030just had to get myself down to the theatre. Seeing at these are new shoes it was perhaps a bit foolish to think I could rush in them without severe risk of breaking several limbs. Especially as they have a 5 inch heel!

Somehow I managed to teeter my way there and enjoy my girl's wonderful performance. Big fat butterflies flying all around my tum all the way. So proud.

Needless to say the shoes were off for the whole thing. Why do feet have to swell when you take them out of your high heels? Who knows but mine seemed to have doubled in size and I felt like one of the ugly sisters in Cinderella trying to get them back on and holding up the rest of my row whilst doing so in trying to leave!! Think of trying to get a loaf of bread's worth of dough into a thimble!

So that was my monday! Thing is, a day like this in my life is not all that unusual!

 Have you ever had one of those days? Give me a giggle and tell me all about it.

Much love,

Catherine xx


  1. Joanne Gremshi April 15, 2010 at 11:03 am -  Reply

    Oh Catherine what a day you had – I know the feeling with new shoes lol! I think we have a lot in common, both Geminis, terrible at maths, belly dancing and dieting ups and downs. I’ve decided on being pale this summer after many fake tan disasters.
    Have a great week.
    Joanne x

  2. Denise April 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm -  Reply

    Oh dear Catherine what a day!! It wasn’t even the 13th was it?
    Loved seeing you on air lots this week – hope your week has improved.
    Denise x

  3. Nikki April 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

    I have done exactly that to my jeans when I changed just 5 minutes before leaving to pick the kids up from school….could have been so much worse I figured LOL! I was gutted about the jeans though…I loved them, though I did take is as a sign…I have since lost 2 stone! (…..not that I am saying you should)
    Thanks for the laugh, Nikki

  4. David Morris April 17, 2010 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Not a good day at all Catherine. Not sure i’ve had one as bad as that, well certainly not trying to wear 5 inch heels!! LOL. I thought women were used to wearing such impossible heels (only 5 inches – piece of cake surely)?? Worst thing i’ve done is go on holiday for 11 days and leave my iron switched on. Fortunately the house didn’t burn down. Hope all is better now for you.
    Take care

  5. Dorothy April 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    WOULD have loved to see your face can just picture it. You must have shrunk them when the jeans were washed that what i would say.Monday was a bad day went in shower and it was blocked so did that’ then came down to put washing in got soap powder out and tap under sink had being dripping yes the BOX was wet the bottom fell out and feet floor were covered in powder,that was all before breakfast so just left it and had cuppa then started the day did’nt get any better the tumble dryer blew up so we just had a laugh instead off crying.
    love best wishes.
    dorothy xxxx

  6. Catherine Huntley April 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Joanne,
    Ha! It really does sound like a case of ‘separated at birth’! Nice to know there’s someone out there who has all those issues rolled into one besides me!
    Still, it makes life interesting, eh?
    Really fab to hear from you.
    Love Catherine x

  7. Catherine Huntley April 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Denise,
    It did get better! Hee hee! Eventually….
    Hope all’s well with you.
    Love Catherine xx

  8. Catherine Huntley April 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Nikki,
    You’ve made me giggle..but as you say it prompted you to go down in size. Well done on your loss! I am actually trying to lose just a few pounds at the mo and the jeans incident made me certain I need to!
    Glad I’m not alone in my jean ripping!
    Love Catherine x

  9. Catherine Huntley April 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    I can’t believe your house didn’t burn down! How scary..it’s the kind of thing people make jokes about isn’t it? Hope I didn’t leave the iron on!! Luckily my steam press has an auto shut off!
    Catherine x

  10. Catherine Huntley April 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Oh Dorothy!
    Well, that would be a case of laugh or cry for me, too! Poor you..
    That must have been a nightmare to clean up! Hope you’re now suds free…I bet you’re squeaky clean, though!
    Love Catherine xx

  11. barbara murtha April 24, 2010 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    Poor Catherine, I’m Glad your Daughter did well, but she would wouldn’t she, if she takes after you, cos your bril, I think your wonderful, your one of us,and you tell it like it is, please never change, hope the week got better for you. hugs Barbara still in bedland x

  12. Catherine Huntley April 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    Thank you Barbara!
    Lovely of you to say such nice things :-) I’ll go and bring myself back down to Earth now by sorting the cat litter tray…perhaps it’ll take down the glow from my blushing face. It usually does make me a bit green!!
    See you soon!
    Love Catherine x

  13. Lorett Couper June 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    I was watching you this morning and just adored your beautiful dress. it’s exactly what I’m looking for. I called Liverpool immediately to ask when it would be featured and they told me it’s your own!!
    Can I be really cheeky and ask where you bought it from?

  14. Catherine Huntley July 30, 2010 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Loretta,
    Sorry for being so late in replying! You’ve probably found the dress you were after by now but if not it was from a boutique called Juice. I have seen this style of dress all over the place in Brighton and London so hopefully it won’t be too hard to get it or something very similar.
    Fingers crossed for you!
    Love Catherine x

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