Today I bid a final farewell to my Martha Top Shop jeans which I first acquired in April 2010.
A massive rip across the top of my thigh means it is RIP for Martha.
While a designer rip may look fabulous on a leggy teenager, showing half your (rather large) backside is not very becoming for a middle aged mum.
The year Martha came into my life was the most challenging year of my life.
She was the friend I turned to when I needed reassurance on the days it was a struggle to get dressed.
Martha accompanied me to countless university lectures during my PGCE year and provided comfort during the hours I visited my dying dad in hospital.
The other sad thing about Martha is that she is no longer for sale.
Top Shop, for some strange reason, have stopped selling the only jeans that have every fitted my short, chunky legs.
I am so reluctant to abandon Martha and would like to keep her in some form - any ideas for re-purposing a favourite brand of jeans with a huge rip at the top of the thigh?
Shoes - Clarks
Jeans - Top Shop
Top - Boden