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Creative Break

Wow… this year this blog has been thoroughly neglected at times. I cannot believe how very long I seem to go between posts. I guess I have a pretty good excuse (wink wink), but still, I often think of things to blog about and just never get around to them. I have been in a state of apathy almost in that I feel like it would be good to blog about something (or make something, or do something) but I just can’t seem to muster up the enthusiasm to actually do it.

That is beginning to change!

I’m finally¬†starting to feel more like my old self, thanks to the new meds my doctor gave me for the sickness. I’m still feeling sick on and off, but it is no longer the “oh no, I think I’m going to puke” kind of feeling that accompanied me for the majority of the first 5 months of this pregnancy. So it’s looking up, but getting back into the swing of actually doing things is harder than I thought it would be.

I guess some of that is due to the fact that I am getting bigger (as in, I only put on 3lbs during my first 21 weeks of pregnancy thanks to the sickness, but after starting the meds I put on 9lbs in a fortnight! Which shows me just how much I needed the meds to help me eat and get the sustenance I needed, but has also been a shock to the body to gain that much weight in such a short amount of time!) I suddenly feel much bigger, both in maneuverability and fitness level. Simply packing my bag for a short trip away had me slightly breathless the other day!

But, slowly and surely I am getting the impetus back for actually doing things and I have been thinking and planning all the things I have to do and all the things I want to do before September when our little bundle arrives and throws our lives upside down once more! And some of that includes things for this blog…

One of those things is a series of German videos to help anyone like us who might like to try introducing a second language to their child from an early age. I studied German at university, but it has been a long time since I have used it, so brushing up my language skills is necessary, as is teaching Tim the basics too. I’ve always wanted to create a way of sharing my passion for this language and helping people realise that learning a second language doesn’t have to be out of their grasp, so I’m hoping that a series of videos on the basics might help someone, somewhere. I just have to get on with recording them!

Another thing I want to blog about is our garden. It is slowly coming together and Tim and I are learning new things every day. Documenting the changes on here will be a great way of seeing how much our little haven is doing. But, of course, that involves me remembering to actually take the camera out and snap some photos and right now my memory is appalling… so again, the thought is there but the actual doing it has not quite happened yet!

And then there are of course the baby things to blog about. I thought about this a lot as I didn’t want my blog to become all about the baby, but right now my life is very much that way inclined. It’s hard not to be fully focussed on what is happening inside my body and what lies ahead for us. But it does mean that finding other things to talk and blog about is difficult. So there will be several posts coming up about what we’re doing to prepare our hearts and home for our new arrival, as well as some of the hopes and dreams we have for our little family.

Right now though, I have to finish writing and decide what to do today. After 5 months of being out of action there is a whole list of things that I want to do and have been waiting a long time to start (or finish). My problem currently is deciding what to do first and turning my ideas into reality, rather than simply spending hours flitting from one thing to another and not really getting anywhere at all.

Wish me luck!


  1. Carole says:

    I just love reading about your blogs Amanda, I find them also very calming too, you must radiate such a gentle energy! I love the photos you post, I feel your home is very warm and welcoming, you are so creative and its been a joy sharing your journey with you.
    I so hope we get to meet when I come over, but I understand if thats not possible. Only 11 wks to go till I arrive there! xx

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