When your due date passes by without incident, it can be frustrating. Your phone alerts you to a constant stream of "any signs yet?" messages and well meaning "happy due date" texts. Yeh, because this baby knows she is going to evicted this very day and should depart my uterus accordingly and in a timely … Continue reading Pregnancy: Uneventful Due Date
"Forewarned is forearmed as they say!" As first time parents, we were weighing up the pros and cons of attending Antenatal Class. We figured we'd learn something new so thought why not? Prior Expectations Friends of ours had told us stories about the lady leading the class who walks round leaning on furniture in mock labour moaning "ooo" and "ahhhh" at … Continue reading Pregnancy: Attending Antenatal Class
As people return to work after their New Year celebrations, I’m writing the next chapter of my life. Maternity Leave. When is the right time to finish work before having your baby? Like many pregnant working women today, I didn’t want to take too much time off before the birth, preferring to have longer with … Continue reading Maternity Leave: Countdown to Due Date
My commitment has been a surprise...even to me! Wow! 6 months of writing and I’m celebrating following this little passion of mine. Who would’ve thought? When I decided to write a blog, I had written my New Year’s resolutions in my new 2016 diary and to my utter disappointment, I’d noticed that they were exactly the … Continue reading Happy half-birthday to my Blog!
It’s kicking off! Like it, loathe it or simply indifferent? As the hype reaches a crescendo, there’s no denying that Englishness (whatever form that takes) is everywhere. Here are 5 ways, in which we, the average Joes and Janes, seem to be exercising our Englishness as a nation: 1.Fanatical Facebooking Photos are being uploaded of … Continue reading Eng-er-land! Euros 2016
We're both in our thirties. We’ve been together 7 and 1/2 years. Neither of us has ever been married. Any wedding or engagement, that we are in close proximity to, automatically evokes the same response, "It'll be you two next!". But in response to well-meaning comments, I tend to nod, smile politely and shoot a … Continue reading Engagements & Marriage: It’ll be you next!
Traffic jams are beasts. We're stuck somewhere in the Midlands and the M42 is laughing at us. Loudly. We're bumper to bumper. We've got the same songs on repeat. Accelerate, brake, drive, repeat. Lad's new work car has either radio or iPod connections but absolutely no CD player. "It's how all the newer models are … Continue reading Modern Love: Surviving the Traffic Jam