Reasons to be cheerful 1-2-3

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Optimism Writing a blog puts a few things in perspective. The public airing of your personal thoughts and opinions is very liberating, especially if, like me, you’ve written a diary for many years which has never been read by anyone. Diary writing encourages brutal self-analysis to the point where... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Over the past few months, the gradual reduction in sleep from getting bigger and bigger and my bladder getting smaller and smaller, has been surprisingly manageable. Although I've been tired later on in the day, if I pace myself, take it easy, take the day in little chunks (just get through tea... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde

Mood swings are inevitable of course when you are pregnant. Motherhood in general rinses all your deepest emotions out of places you barely registered before. These last few weeks I've been running the whole octave of my emotional repertiore every few hours. It's been an accumulation of many things... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


My amenable, agreeable toddler has been replaced, whisked away in the night possibly, and in his place is a contrary grumpy and whiny little person, who is happy with very little and whose favourite word is undoubtedley "no!". He is a month past his second birthday so I knew this was coming. Some of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 16, 2010


I've got three months to go and I feel the weight of expectation today. I got on the scales this morning. I'm not sure what possessed me, of all the things to worry about, putting on weight is one inevitable part of pregnancy isn't it? I guess so. Well-meaning people have been reminding me for... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Other life

Today I found myself thinking about my other life...the one in my head...the one where I travel round the world, meeting strange and interesting people, with friends, going to incredible parties. In this other world I'm thin, single, no children, impossibly glamourous, socially adept, culturally... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 13, 2010


At dinner this evening there was a low growling from one side of the table. I found myself saying to my two year old son: "Are you eating that or are you being a dinosaur?" He looked at me gravely and said "Di-door!" as if being a dinosaur was of course infinitely preferable to eating of any kind.... Sign in to see full entry.

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