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The Bulgaria Adventures 4.4: The Big Freeze(r)

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.4: The Big Freeze(r)

The next day B slept till 8am! Ok, so it was 6am UK time, but looking at the time and seeing 8am felt glorious regardless, as it's often 5 or 6 something on the clock at home! Today, we'd planned for a couple that Ian had befriended and added on Facebook, who lived in...

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.1: EasyJet, SchmeezyJet!

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.1: EasyJet, SchmeezyJet!

The next morning I woke up at 1:49am, full of anxiety about missing our flight! And then proceeded to stay awake until the alarm went off at 3am, diddling myself out of another 1 hour 11 minutes of sleep! The taxi to the airport was uneventful (about the only part of...

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.0: September 2019 Visit

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.0: September 2019 Visit

The summer passed and we watched the weather in Gradeshnitsa on our phone apps hit 34 degrees at times!! So we were actually relieved to be in much-cooler England, especially as the Bulgarian house has no livable rooms in the cooler basement until we can get those...

We’re Now Fish Parents!

We’re Now Fish Parents!

I'm almost 48 years old (gulp!), and have spent a significant proportion of my adult career working in the pregnancy and birth field. So I feel I really should have known this already. Or, considering I was working with humans and NOT fish, then perhaps NOT...! But...

The Reality of Life with a Newborn!

The Reality of Life with a Newborn!

I still remember vividly doing ALL this to get ready to take my oldest to be weighed at the Health Clinic when he was a tiny baby. I was finally feeling triumphant and starting to win at this challenging 'New Mum Game' as I gently stood up with him in my arms and...

Reframing Birth Preferences

Reframing Birth Preferences

When people refer to things like home birth, candles, whale song recordings, or anything else a birthing mother instinctively feels is right for HER, as 'fluffy, unnecessary stuff', just show them THIS! Any birth professional worth their salt should know that oxytocin...

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