I bought a bikini….yes….I bought a bikini

Holiday time = Summer

I was on the Gold Coast in Queensland for Christmas with some of my family a few years ago when I decided I’d buy a bikini.

I hadn’t worn a bikini in years & didn’t stop to think if I really should be wearing one just yet – but too bad!! I am at that age that I don’t really care too much about what others think. (Maybe that’s a tiny, little bit untrue).

At the time, I was undertaking a 12 week health challenge and it had started off well but then we were into the holiday season.  This was a worry, due to being away from my normal routine plus the extra temptation of all the Christmas foods.

But I was determined to stick to healthy choices, combined with early morning walks with my mother & daughter, running on the beach, swimming, shopping and relaxing.   Summer in Australia means hot sunny days, beach holidays, family, Christmas and eating lots of food. – some of which isn’t too good for you.

On our first morning, I was awake very early, due to Queensland not having daylight saving time. As the sun came up and into our room at about 4.45am, I decided to get up and go out for a run. As you do!

Good morning!

Good morning!

I normally run on my own, on bush tracks with flies & cicadas as a chorus accompanying me, so to have the gorgeous Surfers Paradise as my running track was an amazing change. I joined the throngs of people walking and running on the beach at 5.30 in the morning and did my Monday morning workout in ‘paradise’.

Bikini Time

I had the great idea of buying a bikini while I was out running, so before my courage left me I went & bought one! The sales lady was mature aged, very helpful, and I’d like to think she was honest in her appraisal of my choices. I feel very summery and not at all out of place up here. Wearing it in downtown Tumbarumba maybe a completely different matter!!

Bikini time!!

Bikini time!!

Feeling very brave!!  Isn’t it pretty though??

Deb xx

This is an older post from December 2013 and I am linking up to Denyse’s #LifethisWeekSummer is all about holidays, celebrations, my birthday, flies, beach holidays and family time.


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  One thought on “I bought a bikini….yes….I bought a bikini

  1. November 26, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Well done you, Deb and I”m sure you will rock the look. Come visit me at the Gold Coast and I can wear mine (which doesn’t get shown very often that is for sure)! I love the colours in our one.

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    • November 26, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Sue! It was an old post that I wrote on a previous (now extinct blog about my body transformation process) . I figured I might as well dust it off and use it for #Lifethisweek . I’ll definitely meet you up there one day. I think it was the colours that drew me to the bikini in the first place 🙂


  2. November 26, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Hi Deb – I wasn’t even aware of blogs back in 2013! I hope that bikini is still in your wardrobe and gets taken out for a swim or two each Summer. I haven’t owned a bikini for many a long year – I did love them in my younger (pre-poochy) days though.

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    • November 26, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      It just shows that I’ve been around blogging for a long time Leanne!!

      Yes the bikini is still in my wardrobe and I’m hoping to give it another run this year 😊


  3. November 26, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    A timely reminder for me to be brave and buy that bikini this summer!

    SSG xxx

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  4. November 26, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Well done you! Last time I wore a bikini was actually on my honeymoon! I am not that brave.

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    • November 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      I’m hoping I’m going to be brave this year Chris – we will have to wait and see!

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  5. November 26, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    If you have a body you can wear a bikini – go you!

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  6. Jo
    November 27, 2018 at 7:25 am

    I was about to write that I haven’t worn a bikini for over 40 years until I recalled that I had no choice but to buy one in Phuket one time when my luggage was delayed in Dubai. It got a couple of outings until my sturdy well-engineered one piece (& my luggage) arrived.

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  7. November 27, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I love the pattern on that bikini, what a great choice!

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 27, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks Shannon! It’s fun to be daring every now and again 🙂


  8. November 27, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Good for you! You know I’ve never worn a bikini even when I was really thin. I guess in my culture it is not too common for a woman to wear bikinis unless she has a private pool. I do have some nice one piece swimsuits though. 🙂

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  9. Denyse Whelan
    November 29, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I like what holiday mode does to our brains…good thinking and buying I say!! I hope you get to enjoy it again soon. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week’s optional prompt is Taking Stock. Denyse.

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    • November 30, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      Many thanks Denyse, it’s always fun when holiday brain takes over, a bit like ice-cream freezing your brain. I’ve got my post started for next week.


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