It's been a while since I was pregnant, but as I was cooking dinner last night I was reminded just how good 'Feeding the Bump' by Lisa Neal is. It's a book of nutrition and recipes for pregnancy – full of simple, healthy and delicious food and great facts. I cook from it at least once a week and everyone loves the food. Some of our favourites are Green Soup, Red Lentil Soup, Chicken Soba Noodle Salad, Bircher Muesli, Hummus and Tamari Roasted Almonds. I recommend this book to anyone thinking about having a baby, with a baby or who just likes healthy food. It's full of information and answers a lot of those tricky 'what can I eat while I'm pregnant' questions.
This week our darling Anooke celebrated her 18th birthday. She is now old enough to vote, buy alcohol and cigarettes, watch R rated movies and get a Video Ezy card. Here are five things I love about her:
5. The way she shreads chicken.
4. Her astounding creativity.
3. Her strength when it comes to carrying a load of shopping bags.
This week I have seen lovers everywhere. Am I just seeing them because I'm looking for them, or are people being extra loving?
I was stopped at a red light and looked over to see a couple kissing at a bus stop – It made me smile, but I couldn't help but feel I had intruded on something private, like I'd stepped into their little world.
Anooke turns 18 next week and we are celebrating the fact on the weekend. We are having a simple family affair with an elaborate cake. Anooke has asked for a croquembouche sitting on top of a mudcake and then drizzled with dark, milk and white chocolate. Mum is taking care of the mudcake and my job is the croquembouche. I will keep you posted on how this goes – hopefully it will be a stunning success and not a soggy disaster! I love the look of this chocolate croquembouche, what are the chances of mine looking the same?
I've been here before a few times And I'm quite aware we're dying And your hands they shake with goodbyes And I'll take you back if you'd have me So here I am I'm trying So here I am are you ready
And I'll miss your laugh your smile I'll admit I'm wrong if you'd tell me I'm so sick of fights I hate them Lets start this again for real So here I am I'm trying So here I am are you ready So here I am I'm trying So here I am are you ready
Come on let me hold you touch you feel you Always Kiss you taste you all night Always Lyrics by Blink 182, image via WeHeartIt.