A friend of mine sent me an email regarding buying bra’s……..

Marks and believe it or not Matalan have a small range, not inspiring.  However, since having my second mastectomy I have been buying Gennie bras from TV, they are so comfortable and supportive; ok they do not rock the boat, but they cost approx £10, and depending on a person’s needs can be bought through internet some-what cheaper.
Hope that is helpful

I must admit I use Marks or John Lewis’s.

When I went for my first fitting for my new prosthetics I was taken into a ‘cupboard’, where there was hardly room for Emma, the fitter & myself.

The whole experience was horrendous, the fitter told me she had no pairs of prosthetics only single ones & I would have to wait. She wanted me to tell her what size I wanted. When you have geared yourself up for the fitting & perhaps feeling halfway feminine again this was not what I wanted to hear. In the end she found a pair & I took them, regardless of size.

I left & went to John Lewis’s for coffee. After fortification we wandered into the lingerie department, where a lady named Sue took me under her wing, found me bras helped me into them & treated me with dignity & care……I could have cried. I felt so much better once I was properly fitted, clothes hung correctly again & I felt I was emerging from under a cloud & getting back to my old self.

Ladies Pink Night at Friends Bistro

fucshia faces bottom (4)On September the 29th, 35 ‘Pink Ladies’ took over Friends Bistro in Great Yarmouth. Jenny, the owner organised a wonderful evening, with a pink theme, food, decorations & drink.

After an appetising  two course meal, the tables were cleared & the dancing & noise commenced! Jenny played 70’s & 80’s music & the dancing started. I could not believe how much noise 35 women ( & Brian) could make!! The doors were open & passing pedestrians kept popping in to see what was happening.

Overall that evening we raised £360 plus £103 already raised from selling badges on the counter in Friends. A fantastic amount of £463.

A really Big Thank You to Jenny & her staff who made the evening such a success & to all the new friends we made on the night ….. lets do it again soon??


Went shopping today & was impressed with Debenhams, they are donating £1 from every bra sold. The money going  to Breakthrough Breast Cancer,  Breast Cancer Campaign  and Pink Ribbon Foundation. This is part of their ‘Think Pink’ initiative.

Would have been a lot happier if the staff had been more helpful though…I asked about post surgery bras, they said they did not sell them but if I wanted to buy something related they were selling ‘pink wellingtons’ .

I think in this informed age, when everyone is now so aware of breast cancer, shops like Debenhams should have a range of bras available for women who have had surgery. Why should I have to buy my lingerie online…as advised?

BUT John Lewis’s in Norwich have a small selection in store & the staff are really helpful.