Showing posts from June, 2015

The Name Game

BREAKING NEWS: Actress Zoe Saldana has just got married...and has remained Zoe Saldana. Yes, that's right- her husband took her surname, rather than the traditional alternative. The feminists of the world are rejoicing. It marks an almost rebellious stand, a change in society and how women value themselves. It shows freedom from men and independence. Women all over the world are celebrating, with hopes that this will encourage more men to do what women have had to do for- well, for as long as anyone can remember.

I find the whole scenario quite bizarre, and it makes me quite furious. 
In an act of marriage, it has always been the tradition for women to take men's surnames. Way back when, it was a mark of ownership, a sign that they were the property of a man. Now, it's just...well, a habit I suppose. You get married, you take your partners name. It happens, and most don't even think about it.
It is one of many issues feminists have fought against, and it has been notic…

Fitness with Florence Grace #9 and #10!

Last week seemed to fly by, and I never got around to posting my fitness updates, so this week you have the last two weeks combined- sorry about that! 

The week two weeks, as it happens, have been terrible. I have stopped working out completely, with my only exercise being the occasional bike ride (three times, to be precise) and walking everywhere. My eating has been moderately okay with me usually reaching 1,300 calories max- however, I have had a quite a few calorific meals with my boyfriend, including take out pizza and a BBQ. 

So let's look at my statistics this week...

Start Weight: 11st 4lbs

Waist Measurement: 33 inches

Goal Weight: 10 stone

How much I want to lose a week: 2 lbs

And here is where I am now...

Current Weight: 11 st 4 lbs

Current Waist Measurement: 31.5 inches.

Weight left to lose: 1 stone 4 lbs

As you can see, both my weight and waist measurement has crept back up- this is through no ones fault but my own! (Although it is my T.O.M at the moment which we all know causes …


Last night (Monday 1st June), we were introduced to Caitlyn Jenner. The latest cover star for Vanity Fair Magazine, Caitlyn set herself up with a new Twitter and Instagram account, and with the support of her Kardashian/Jenner family, as well as several other publications, we were shown a range of photos showing off her new body- which is stunning, may I add- her luscious locks, and the strong woman she is destined to be for the rest of her life.

Obviously, this transformation has caused quite a stir. Having been married to Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner for 23 years and having two beautiful daughters with her, this transition from masculine athlete to glamorous cover star has been a shock to the system, and has stirred up a mix of reactions from both the family and from the public.

After the big reveal, I myself had a multitude of things I wanted to say regarding the whole situation. I took to twitter, ready to speak my mind- and then stopped. With just 140 characters to speak my m…