Getting to grips with the garden

Morning all! Haven't we been having some glorious weather lately? I love sunny days with blue skies, although I have to say that I have been rather pleased to see some welcome rain for our parched garden of late too. And let's not even begin to mention how much hotter the weather feels when lugging …

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Life at the Patch – 24 weeks!!

Before I begin today’s post, can we all take a moment to do a happy celebratory dance around the room? Yesterday I reached 24 weeks in my pregnancy, which means that finally the pregnancy is classed as “viable” meaning that were something drastic to happen (God forbid) and labour began prematurely, the baby would have a …

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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 …

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Out and About

Now that I am starting to feel better, Tim and I have been making the most of the days he has had off work and have been out and about in the open air. If you’ve been following my blog for a while (i.e. longer than my pregnancy) then you will have a good idea …

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Life at the Patch – 22 weeks

I can hardly believe we have made it to 22 weeks of this pregnancy and I am finally starting to feel better. Thanks to some new meds from my GP I am finally able to get out of bed in the morning without throwing up, I am able to eat without gagging, and I am …

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It’s A…

BOY! Our scan last Wednesday went really well, although the “little monkey” (as our sonographer named him) was in one of the most awkward positions for getting the measurements and checks needed, despite all our best efforts to persuade him to move. It was almost like our 12 week scan again… he just relaxes happily …

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20 weeks

Note my ever so sexy blue seabands… having worn them almost constantly for the past 4 months I have almost permanent indents on my wrists. In fact, having gone a good 36 hours without them recently I noticed that the area where the pressure is applied looked darker, almost bruised even after a break. I …

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Fresh Air

Have you ever noticed how stepping outside your door or opening a window can make all the difference in the world? Sometimes all I want to do is sit outside and never come back indoors again. This feeling is at its strongest in two situations: when I am feeling totally at peace and just want …

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Looking Back…

When I was writing yesterday’s post, I had to look up my old “keeping faith” articles to include the link. And, of course, I had to re-read the previous posts I had written on faith, including this one. I wrote this post on 4th January, right when I would have conceived the baby I now …

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Faith and Parenting

Over the weekend, Tim and I went for a walk in some local woods to collect Spring leaves and flowers to decorate our house with. After all, Beltane is a lovely celebration in itself, but with us expecting a baby this year, it felt right to honour the new life that is appearing after the …

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