• I went to the park with my baby girl and some gal pals the other day and came back with a whole bunch of little red bites all over my feet. These 'bites' had spread to my ankles the following day...

    Calling on Ripley

    I went to the park with my baby girl and some gal pals the other day and came back with a whole bunch of little red bites all over my feet. These 'bites' had spread to my ankles the following day...

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  • I was absolutely dreading my antenatal class on Saturday. The thought of birth videos, synchronised breathing and mom-bonding completely freaked me out. This whole having to push a baby out thing is just becoming far too real...

    Kudos to Antenatal

    I was absolutely dreading my antenatal class on Saturday. The thought of birth videos, synchronised breathing and mom-bonding completely freaked me out. This whole having to push a baby out thing is just becoming far too real...

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  • <em>You gotta</em> love metalheads! Last night I, along with my 34 week pregnant belly, went to a Paradise Lost gig at Islington Academy in London - as fan and music journalist. After doodling in my notebook for about half an hour...

    Paradise Lost, metal and babies

    You gotta love metalheads! Last night I, along with my 34 week pregnant belly, went to a Paradise Lost gig at Islington Academy in London - as fan and music journalist. After doodling in my notebook for about half an hour...

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  • To say that I am afraid is the understatement of a lifetime. <em>Petrified</em>, <em>terrified </em>and <em>horrified</em> are better adjectives but even they don't come close to describing the fear that is slowly but surely permeating Pleasantville.

    10 Weeks and counting … crap crap crap!

    To say that I am afraid is the understatement of a lifetime. Petrified, terrified and horrified are better adjectives but even they don't come close to describing the fear that is slowly but surely permeating Pleasantville.

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  • My 22 week anomalies scan happened 7 weeks ago and I am still haunted. The word <em>anomaly</em> is enough to put the fear of potential 'mutancies' into any normal run of the mill mom.

    The dreaded anomalies scan

    My 22 week anomalies scan happened 7 weeks ago and I am still haunted. The word anomaly is enough to put the fear of potential 'mutancies' into any normal run of the mill mom.

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  • We <em>knew</em> it was the Robin Hood tree as soon as we saw it! There it was: standing in all its glory next to the historical aura of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. But Yvonne just didn't believe us ...

    All for the Robin Hood Tree

    We knew it was the Robin Hood tree as soon as we saw it! There it was: standing in all its glory next to the historical aura of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. But Yvonne just didn't believe us ...

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  • Half way. And how do I feel? Um ... the same as I felt a month ago, <em>and</em> the month before that <em>and</em> the month before that. In fact, the same as I felt <em>six</em> months ago.

    Half way and just a tiny bump

    Half way. And how do I feel? Um ... the same as I felt a month ago, and the month before that and the month before that. In fact, the same as I felt six months ago.

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  • Recently I was accosted with a vision that went something like this: me, lying on a hospital bed with my legs sprawled marinating in my own placenta juices. Like a pickled onion in beetroot sauce. Disgusting.

    My nine month sojourn in Pleasantville

    Recently I was accosted with a vision that went something like this: me, lying on a hospital bed with my legs sprawled marinating in my own placenta juices. Like a pickled onion in beetroot sauce. Disgusting.

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  • Who would have thought that a blue balloon was so multifunctional? This is a discovery I made one hot Saturday afternoon whilst walking along Oxford Street.

    Warren’s blue balloon

    Who would have thought that a blue balloon was so multifunctional? This is a discovery I made one hot Saturday afternoon whilst walking along Oxford Street.

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  • The clouds part, the angels chorus, a singly ray of sunlight beams down from the sky and the earth stops moving. The second coming you might think. Not yet. It's Schuh on Oxford Street.

    Heaven on earth

    The clouds part, the angels chorus, a singly ray of sunlight beams down from the sky and the earth stops moving. The second coming you might think. Not yet. It's Schuh on Oxford Street.

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