From the 16th century to the 19th century women wore corsets but they were designed to shape the woman’s torso rather than to provide support. It wasn’t until 1913 the modern bra was invented. Mary Phelps Jacob invented the modern bra, she used two handkerchiefs joined by ribbon. She patented her invention in 1914.
That time of year again and it always brings a moment of reflection on the past 12 months, was it a bestseller? Hell yes. 2018 will be an unforgettable year for The Pennington family as we launched our business in May. We have been blown away by the support and more importantly custom. We haveContinue reading “Resolutions”
In the last 15 years, post London marathon I have always entered as soon as entries were live. Today I received the ‘commiserations’ email to say I was not lucky enough to get a place again.
When I visit London, I always get excited when I see Big Ben and the iconic Houses of Parliament. I have run the London marathon 4 times and when I see this building I know I’m near the finish.
Living in Cumbria, it’s a tourist hotspot. As an off comer, yes I’m still that even after living here for 28 years. I love exploring what is on my doorstep.
I feel as if I’ve neglected my blog for a while, mainly posting recipes. Back in May 2018, I left my job after 28 years and along with my family we set up Penningtons tea and coffee.
This event was certainly out of my comfort zone! You know when at the beginning of the year people ask you to do things and you agree without even thinking?! That was me when Sarah and Nat from Sarah Jones PT, asked me if I fancied doing Rough Runner.
As part of my 40 at 40 list I did an indoor skydive, it was great fun. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2012/08/27/completing-no-2-on-my-40-at-40-list/When I was completing my 40 list, there were lots of other experiences I wanted to do. So my fabulist was created. No time frame just things I wanted to do before I died. After doing an indoorContinue reading “A tick of the fabulist – do a skydive/parachute jump”
When you’ve had a break from fitness due to illness, it’s easy to believe that you’ve lost all of your gains.
My name is Gina and I have turned into crazy dog lady. My iPhone camera reel is full of dog pictures instead of the usual selfies.