Saturday, November 14, 2009


I listened to the government's persuading and decided to
get the swine flu jab. Apparently a third of pregnant women are undecided, a third don't wish to take the risk, and a third roll up their sleeves and say okay, hit me with it. It's been 2 hours and I feel okay, thus far.

I didn't want to get the jab on an empty stomach, so I found myself eating a Gregg's Festive Pastry in the torrential rain outside the GP surgery.


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Blog neglect or blog holiday?

Ah, one kind reader asked if I am okay, because I haven't posted recently. Yes, I have written many short blog posts in my head...and then kept them there. A case of blog neglect or a blog holiday? I couldn't decide.

I am now in week 20 of pregnancy - a kind of half way point, although March 21st (due date) still seems a long way off. The novelty of the first pregnancy was constantly exciting; second time around I'm feeling more of a warm, mushy gratitude and forward-looking hope.

I don't have any cravings, although tonight I was eating a bowl of Coco Pops* for the first time in years. I was padding about the kitchen with the bowl and I thought, wow, these taste so great, I should sit down to appreciate the cheap chocolate-y naughtiness of this experience.

* (I only had a mini box of Coco Pops in the house as part of my Halloween 'costume' - I wore a necklace made from Kellogg's Variety packs and carried a pretend knife, rustled up from tin-foil and cardboard. What do you mean, what was I? A serial/cereal killer, of course. Ah well, there's always next Halloween.)

Enough waffle. Why don't I post a picture of Mr Hugh, who'll be one this week! Awww.