The big news is that I’m on maternity leave! I have total respect for women who work up to the wire as for the last few weeks at work were a bit of a struggle.
We did at least manage to fill our weekends with some lovely things – visitors to stay (including Pastry & Purls), catching up with lots of friends. We also attended a wonderfully happy wedding; it was a challenge finding wedding appropriate wear at 8 months pregnant but I think I managed it!
Finally we had a lovely weekend away in Kent for our wedding anniversary. We’re lucky enough to have a family holiday home on the Romney Marsh, an Edwardian railway carriage that my great grandfather put in his garden for his grandchildren to sleep in and that has stayed in the family long after his house was sold. It’s very cozy and a lovely bolt hole.
We went down for the long August bank holiday and enjoyed some glorious August weather with blazing sunshine for an expedition to find Kent’s county butterfly across some beautiful down land that was pregnancy waddle friendly. On our actual anniversary we ate fish and chips and ice cream sundaes on the shingle at Dungeness – which was a very lovely way to celebrate in our opinion!
We are also rapidly getting sorted in the house, ready for the baby to arrive. I’ve been off a week so far and have been happily spending my days cooking lots of meals for the freezer, gently tidying and finding homes for things that we still haven’t put away after the move, and attending antenatal classes (cutting it a bit fine there as I’m full-term today, although three weeks off due date still).