At This Moment #6 - what I'm reading, watching & doing


Hello lovelies, it's time to see what I've been loving for the last month or so. 


Not a lot! I've run out of things. Game of Thrones has finished, Power has finished - I'm at a loose end. I'm still watching the second series of Shooter, with Ryan Phillippe, but I need more things to watch. Here's the series 1 trailer in case you're interested.

I've also recently watched The Story of Diana, on Netflix, about (of course) the late Princess of Wales. It followed her from childhood up until her tragic death. I need some recommendations for shows on Netflix please. I especially love subtitled shows (they force me to concentrate), Scandi dramas, crime dramas etc.


In the last couple of weeks I've read two Khaled Hosseini books - The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I loved them both, they're phenomenal books and I'm a fan for life. I've also started reading Jes Baker's Things No One Tells Fat Girls, which is also great. I read a chapter before bed every few nights so I go to sleep with good thoughts in my head. Right now I'm reading a Dennis Lehane book - The Given Day, which is set around WWII and follows the lives of two families - one white and one black. It's a long book (an opus like the bloody Bible!) but it's captivating. Beware if you read it - it has a lot of racial epithets in it.


Umm, as usual I'm making money disappear from my bank account. Last weekend's Curve Fashion Festival was a wonderful event (blog post to come!) but it was an expensive outing. I've also been buying things to help me go on walks in crappy English A/W weather - a waxed jacket to go with the walking boots I mentioned in my last At This Moment post. These bad boys are half price at £29.99 here. They're really padded around the ankle which is great for hypermobile people like me with super-bendy ankles.
This wax rain coat from ASOS is out of stock at the moment. I hope it comes back - it's already sold out twice so they're onto a winner.


I'm starting to look forward to Autumn, even though S.A.D. makes my life a misery for 5 months of the year. This year I'm determined to go walking in all weathers, hence the wax jacket and the walking boots. I'm going to try to exercise my way out of the fog the dark months bring. I'm really looking forward to leafy walks in the park, warm A/W colours like mustard and burgundy and green, hot chocolate, Halloween and Bonfire Night! And dare I say it, I'm looking forward not to being sweaty all the time. 😆😆😆😆


Well, it's been another busy month. We've had three family visits in the last 5 weeks and James and I are a little bit frayed around the edges. We've had a really busy summer - we've been to Manchester, Weymouth and Bath, and I've been to Liverpool. We have some friends coming to stay in about 10 days (which we're looking forward to immensely) but after that I think we'll shut down the 'hotel' and have some time just for ourselves. God knows we need to save some money for Christmas anyway, so laying off social events for a while sounds like a plan.


Being me! Going to the Curve Fashion Festival in Liverpool last weekend and being surrounded by so many vibrant, beautiful fat women has made me even more focused on living my best possible life, and that means giving no fucks! I just want to be a fat mermaid/unicorn and smother myself in glitter, so I shall. People are going to stare anyway as I'm fat, so let's give them a show!

(This section used to be TEXTING but music is far more interesting than texting!)

When I was in the car with Mookie and her husband Mike on the way up to Liverpool they introduced me to a band called The Cardiacs, and I fell in love with this song. It doesn't get going till halfway through, but wait till that guitar solo kicks in! I love it.


Wearing glitter as makeup. Why use highlighter when you can highlight with glitter?!


All these weather events all over the world. It's so scary! It feels like the world is going to hell in a hand cart. There have been lots of wild fires on the US west coast, hurricanes on the east coast, landslides in Sierra Leone and other places, an earthquake in Mexico. People who deny global warming are bananas. It's so awful how many people are being displaced.

What's new with you?!

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

1 comment

  1. Hello honey, I'm sorry I've been missing. Still battling what is hopefully the last of this horrid chest infection that just doesn't want to let go :/ I'll be fine honey, I have an appointment next Tuesday with the Dr and I'll have a moan about it then :)

    I've signed up for your next webinar with Ms Pomelo on bra pain and I'll keep tweeting it over the next fortnight to try to raise awareness. Such a wonderful topic, especially for fellow spoonies because we put up with enough pain without our undies causing any more :/

    I adore Scandi drama and I can't wait till series 4 of The Bridge, can't wait to see Saga again. I hope they give her a break in this series though because they really did torture her in the last series :/ Beck is worth a look, altho the BBC started screening it with 1st episode of series 5! Talk about odd!! It is good though. My all time fave is the Swedish Wallander, my fave of the two Swedish Kurts being Krister Henriksson.

    Loving your jacket! There is nothing on this earth nicer than a fab jacket to sink into on a miserable, dreary day that keeps the wind & rain away. You're so right about getting outside. I've given up for such a long time now. That's not right and I need to give myself a good kick up the butt. I can't let it beat me Leah and it's been doing that for too long. Maybe even a short walk with Jade & Hubby at night? A short walk is better than nothing. You're a constant inspiration honey, I hope you know that? Sending you mountains of love and huggles always xx