Quid pro quo

Anne was demanding to go on the swings at the pub-restaurant where we had lunch.

Anne getting a push

As it was Neil’s birthday, he needed some sort of consideration for his unique position that day.

Neil getting a push

TMI #40

“Your tummy is so big, Mummy!”


TMI #39

Neil has just realised how little time we have left before the baby gets here.

bump 31

There’s still lots to do.

TMI #38

30 weeks. 30 weeks?!


Compare this to my 30-week bump last time!

30 weeks... ish

And so the campaign begins

I answered a survey recently about UK politics and, I presume, voting intentions. As previously mentioned, I’m undecided who I’m voting for.

This does not mean I am undecided about who I do not wish to see in Parliament — I fear this election will be about the least-worst option for me.

Apparently fast food is acceptable on a Paleo diet

Overheard a cashier in a health food / supplements shop recommending the Paleo diet to a (young) customer who was asking about fat-burning pills.

Customer’s mum: Just eat healthily and you’ll lose weight.

Customer: I can’t keep that up, Mum!

Cashier: [Some sort of preamble, asking about illness, medications]… The pills won’t be of any use to you. You should try going Paleo, I’m on it, it’s not a diet, you change the way you eat completely. It keeps me lean… [brief explanation of what Paleo is in terms of meat and fat, but ignoring the ‘loads of fruit and vegetables’ part of the lifestyle]… so you can eat McDonalds twice a week and not feel bad, because it’s high in protein and fat, and low in carbs.

Customer: … and I don’t have to go to the gym?

Cashier: Nope.

Customer (to her Mum): See?! I can eat McDonalds.

Words fail me.

(Except when it was my turn to pay, I remarked that her previous customer was going to start eating McDonalds twice a week based on her advice.)

TMI #37

This foetus really likes junk food.