But I thought that a second pic of my newly re-worked clothing cupboard would too darn earnest.
By complete contrast, I spotted this little glamour puss and thought I’d say a hearty ‘well done luv,’ to Babs who turns 50 any day now and has weathered her own recession (all be it an cultural one), to come through in all her plastic fantastic-ness.
Well let’s face it, a decade and a half ago she was seen to be the epitome of young female corruption. Scaled up her body parts or vital statistics equal 39 18 33. Unattractive, unhealthy and unachievable in anyone’s book or so we thought.
But that was in the days before ridiculous cult diets, celebrity worship of thin women in big dresses and of course plastic surgery that has practically reduced breast enlargement to a lunchtime procedure.
This has meant that those emaciated celebrity types can now feign some kind of fleshy homage with their false breasts, super-sized platform shoes and skyscraper heels. Sadly it seems that Babs was out there signaling the way after all.
She’s been busy too. Her career path includes: Registered Nurse, Tennis Pro, Astronaut, Aerobics Instructor, Model, Surgeon Olympic Gymnast, Actress, Concert Pianist, TV News Reporter, Doctor, UNICEF Ambassador, Presidential Candidate, Dentist, Formula 1 Driver, and Zoologist.
Even at 50 that’s a lot to pack in for any woman!