Monday, October 24, 2005

Belly update

This is me posing with Lucie's birthday present. Serves the dual purpose of showing how big I am getting and being an interim present for Lu - the present didn't make the post in time for her birthday, so this picture was the next best thing. It's taken from a low angle so I'm really not as big as that looks.

Had a lovely afternoon tea this weekend. Cupcakes and cucumber sandwiches and the company of the lovely Paula and the lovely Katie. Went to Greenwich markets and got (almost) a house full of furniture. Julian hired a van and moved into his new office on Lonsdale Rd. He has found a holistic vet in the same street. Lucky. For a minute there I thought we wouldn't be able to find one. Got Bunny booked in for aromatherapy this week. Kidding.

With any luck our decorator will be gone in a few days max. He pisses on our bathroom floor, washes his brushes in the kitchen sink, and has stolen our broom handle. He also pushed our new bed into the wet painted bedroom wall - which happens to be the exact same colour as the bed, but that isn't the point. I would love to buy a home, but i don't think I can cope with tradespeople. At all, not for a minute. Ever.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Family Stationery

Well, I think it's official. I am wrapping up my kid-free life. We're on the home stretch, 3rd trimester. I have taken up pregnancy yoga in preparation. It's really the lamest easiest rolling around on the floor I have ever done. But I love the biscuits and herbal tea and chatting to similarly baby-obsessed women. One of the women in my class missed the lesson last night as she had started contractions. It was really very exciting news even though I had only met her once!

I have bought the baby a 50s bakelite tea set. We don't have enough baby grows, but it is good to know that the baby will have enough imaginary tea to last its childhood. Might be time to get serious about preparing. I have also started researching family stationery. It's nice to have stationery. I want to have something nice to mark our new situation. These are the things that have been occupying my mind. I don't kno whether to resist or run with it.

Julian is standing on top of a glacier in France right now. Sometimes I imagine he is an all-conquering mountain man, but most of the time I imagine him just standing around waiting for the "magic hour". He is having fun but sounds very tired. I will be thrilled to see him again. We are going to Greenwich market on the weekend. The most amazing flea market in the world. I really should forbid myself from going there or we will end up with 4 flourescent ceramic "Sad Sam" money boxes instead of a new moses basket.