Monthly Archives: June 2010

Baby steps

Thanks everyone for the lovely messages. Baby is doing great (went over her birth weight after one week) and is spellbindingly gorgeous. I am…well, knackered really so no surprises there. I’m finding the post-caesarean recovery a bit frustrating – I’m not used to having to go so slow! Still, one thing at a time. At least I’ve got a super-cute baby to stare at while I’m sitting around! x

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Hello baby!

Well, she’s here! Only 12 days late and arriving by emergency caesarean but here none the less and thriving thus far. I’d love to write an articulate and moving post about it all but I’m typing with hand and there’s a nappy that needs to be changed…just wanted to let you all know that all is well in the Shoestring camp!

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Seasonal eating: June

Well, since I still appear to be sat here at home I thought I might as well get on and put together my list for June!

  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Broad Beans
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • French beans
  • Gooseberries
  • Green beans
  • Lettuce
  • Mange Tout
  • New potatoes
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Radish
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onions
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watercress

Another set of reasons to love summer – I’m hungry just¬†writing it!

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…we’re all still waiting…

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Ho hum

Still waiting…it’s been a week of lots of appointments with various people discussing various options. Tomorrow I will be 5 days overdue. I have now almost entirely lost my ability to sleep – 2 hours last night and 4 hours the night before. The annoying thing is, I’m not even laying there being stressed out about a) not sleeping or b) the baby not arriving. I’m just awake. Thankfully I have been completely engrossed by the Millenium trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo etc) which has kept me entertained though have just started the last one so it won’t last long!

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