The pregnancy

I’ll keep this post short unlike the pregnancy! The smell from the kitchen hit me as soon as I took my first step downstairs. I recoiled in horror. My hand went to my mouth, yup, I was going to be sick again. Rushing to the toilet, I hugged it like an old friend.  Well, that…

The Prequel

It seemed that once we all hit 30 our body clocks went into overdrive.  Everyone I knew was either getting engaged, married or having babies. I have always wanted to be married, have children, THE house and nice garden so with what I would consider as careful coaxing, my parents would say I railroaded my…

Pen Friend

Many, many years ago it was the thing to have a pen friend, usually a foreign one.  I remember the teachers at school, jazzing it up as a ‘free’ holiday, a life long friend, a gateway to another culture and most importantly, a way to practice communicating in the written form (handwriting & layout included.)…

Teetotal

I think my baby wants me to be teetotal.  Obviously, I didn’t drink when I was pregnant! Except for when I didn’t realise I was pregnant.  I worked out that from conception to probably four weeks of him being a little bean, I just craved cold white wine and, yes I realise that sounds so…