Saturday 31 May 2008

Can't wait!!

Monday is payday for me, and whilst the bulk of it will be shelled out on my way overdue rent payments, I'm wondering what little treat I should get for myself. I live with my sister, Chi, who is is a total angel. She hasn't hassled me for the rent or made me feel uncomfortable about having no money. She has bent over backwards and forwards to accommodate me, going way out of her way to help me out. She has given me lifts places, given me money even though she has been strapped for cash herself and whenever she makes a meal she makes sure there is enough for me too . She is a very special person!! I'm wondering what to get her as a thank you gift. She really has been a diamond!

Anyway, one of the things that I always do when I get some cash is buy a little treat for myself. Nothing fancy, just a cake or something.

My all time favourite desserts in no particular order are cheesecake, profiteroles, apple pie, apple crumble and apple tart. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out some of these incredible cheesecakes that I found from a company called The English Cheesecake Company (

Hi there!

Welcome to my blog! I am one of a growing community of very tall women around the world and I set up this page to connect with you all and anyone else who stops by.

I’m 36 years old and 6ft 8ins tall! I never thought I would EVER be comfortable with my height but I love it now. I went through the same teenage trials and tribulations that other tall people, especially women, have been through and are going through so you are among friends here!!

So, what do you do for a living?
As a tall person do you feel inadequate in your current career because it is not a managerial or white collar position? I am always asked if I am a model, basketball player, a manager or if I went to university. When I respond in the negative I am then quizzed about the type of job I do. When it becomes clear that I am not in a managerial position, I am made to feel that I am not living up to my potential and that I am totally wasting my life. Do any of you ever get that? Are you made to feel that you are in the wrong place doing the wrong thing? I’ve lost count of how many articles I have seen on the web declaring that tall people earn more that their smaller counterparts, are natural leaders, and in positions of authority etc. Do you feel like you are ‘not being true to your kind’ if you are not living up to these expectations? Why does extra height mean that you are capable of things that others a few inches shorter than you may not be capable of? Why does the fact that I am a few inches taller than average automatically mean that I should be doing something other than what I am doing now? What if I am happy in my non-managerial, non-white collar post? Why is my height tied to what society believes I should be achieving?

Love to hear from you on that!