8 Things I Didn't Expect During Pregnancy

8 Things I Didn't Expect During Pregnancy

As the first person in my group of friends to start a family, and without any other close mates who were in the same position, it’s fair to say I was a little in the dark when it came to what to expect during my pregnancy. 

I’m now at the start of my third trimester mark and already I feel like Bilbo Baggins on his ‘Unexpected Journey’. (Just a little Hobbit reference for those other cool people out there.) We have about two and a half months to go until the official due date, and while I know that having the baby will come with a whole heap of new, unexpected experiences, I wanted to share some of the things that have caught me off guard over the last 7 months…

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Unexpected Life Changes and Slowing Down

Unexpected Life Changes and Slowing Down

Slowing down isn’t something that comes naturally to me.

To me, multitasking isn’t just a necessity to get all my admin done, or something that sounds good to put on my CV, it is a way of life. But lately I’ve experienced a few life changes that have given me the opportunity and the motivation to take things a bit easier for once, and knitting has proved to be a massive aid.

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My Top 9 Favourite Podcasts

My Top 9 Favourite Podcasts

I’m a podcast convert, and since ‘Serial’ pretty much invented the podcast, so are many other people.

I listen to them in traffic, in the bath, while I’m cleaning the house, when I’m in the gym (those rare occasions when I actually go), while I’m making something, pretty much anywhere where watching something on a screen is difficult.

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Why January is Such an Unproductive Month for Crafting

Why January is Such an Unproductive Month for Crafting

...And why that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Okay, so I’m not keen on January for a few reasons:

  • Christmas is over and I’m one of those people who loves Christmas.
  • I really dislike the whole ‘new year new you’ concept. I think this was the subject line of at least 10 different marketing emails I received over the first 2 weeks of January. (Seriously, how many new me’s can the world cope with?)

 

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