I’ve been very quiet, I know! At least I’ve had a good excuse!
Lenore was born 26th July 2016, weighing 9lbs 2.5oz and was delivered via emergency Caesarean a whopping 16 days after her due date and following two failed rounds of induction, which is a story in itself! I ended up stuck in the hospital for 8 excruciating days. She’s 9 weeks old today and it’s so crazy how long ago all of that now seems, but also how the time has really flown by. I can hardly remember life without her now, nor could I bare to imagine it; it’s such an odd and indescribable feeling.
That face! ♡ She is every bit a fiery little redhead! I’m in complete awe of her, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I have made this tiny little person who is so gorgeous and perfect. Luckily she’s a contented little thing for the most part; I haven’t suffered too many sleepless nights so far and she rarely cries for anything except occasionally getting grumpy about me taking too long to sort myself out for feeding her. I’ve totally caught the baby-bug now, before I got pregnant I never really saw myself having kids but now I’m itching to have another ten of them! Whodathunkit huh?! I guess it helps when the first is so easy-going.
Now that she’s out and I’m getting used to life with her I’m hoping I will manage to start posting a bit more regularly.
I should get to bed just now but here’s another pic just for good measure.
It’s 10:30pm and I’m sitting in my garden soaking in the last of the day’s warmth. I wanted to write something really wistful and whimsical, because sitting here is making me feel quite lovely. That perfume of garden flora, a soft flutter of leathery wings, clouds lit up in shades of lavender and rose; the calm of a summer~ night brings gifts for all the senses so it does.
Even for my wee blackened heart I do find summer to be really quite grand, admittedly, and it saddens me that so far we’ve had very little of it here. I had high expectations of the summer sun at the weekend when I sauntered out the door for the Meadows festival in a short and billowy dress but the weather gods had other plans for my floaty outfit. Oops!
I’m looking forward to the coming days of sunshine, hopefully I’ll get to enjoy the outdoors with some actual warmth and without any more perverse gusts of wind! BD won some meat in a competition of some sort recently so he’s been itching for a good ol’ BBQ in the park. I’ve also recently acquired an obsession for gardening and filling my little space out-back with a mixture of poisonous and edible delights so I’ll be bringing the seasoning to the party should our Scottish Summer™ actually permit such a thing.
I’m afraid that whilst the last few weeks have been a bit manic for me, I’ve been unable to really stop for a second and soak it all in, so I’m sorely lacking in anything to do with anything right now. I’ll try harder, I promise. Until such a time please accept my measly offering of a handful of crappy pictures from my recent (non) adventures as penance.
It’s been a bit of a hectic time recently, I spent last weekend mostly drunk and the weekend before I was in Cambridge for some familial festivities. I’m also spending this weekend in London to celebrate my birthday.
So without further ado here are a handful of pictures from Cambridge.
Cambridge Uni Building
Cambridge Uni Statue
This weekend, London and the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition!
Oh, hey! So there is this new “gallery” thingamiebob popping up on the dashboard and I figured it would be a good way to showcase some pictures I snapped in Greyfriars Kirkyard. I know I’m not the best of photographers, I’m still very much learning the ropes of this new technological gizmo of mine.
Taken on a gloomy day in April.