Earlier this year in June, a practitioner at a hospital in Germany had been prosecuted when complications occurred soon after the circumcision of a four-year-old Muslim boy. The German court ruled that circumcisions without any medical necessity were to be classified as bodily harm, and as such illegal. The doctor in question was later cleared, […]
Risking to bore you to death: St Tropez is still great and still beautiful. Whilst Big M had to go back to London to work this week, my friend E has come down from Paris to join us. It’s oestrogens galore with E, little L, me and the baby girl bump.
We’ve arrived. After two days of driving, a sleepless night in a motel and being hit by tennis ball sized hail, we have arrived in St Tropez. I am trying not to think of the newly acquired dents that adorn our car now, but to focus on one thing: relaxation. The bump has been awfully […]
Age is irrelevant – unless you’re a cheese Over dinner with S the other day, I discovered a shocking truth about ageing that so far had been hidden from me. Ridiculously good looking, genetically privileged body to kill for, happy relationship and great career, my friend S was bemoaning the negative correlation between getting older […]
Long gone are the days of oversized tents and empire style monstrosities to hide burgeoning bumps. Today’s maternity wear is fashionable and en vogue, and with the launch of the latest Séraphine Luxe collection, it’s red-carpet-ready, too.
Why is it that as soon as you pee on that little plastic stick, your bum gets squishier than cooked butternut squash? Or is that just me? A quick straw poll amongst my pre-pregnancy cellulite-free friends revealed the same phenomenon: forget about flabby tummies. It’s squishy bums all around. And apparently, it’s the hardest thing […]
About four years ago, when I was pregnant with my first child, I was appalled to find out that in the UK, women did not get to choose the way they wanted to give birth. Sure, you had the (potential) choice of a birthing centre versus a maternity ward and sometimes even a homebirth, but […]
My friend Sciatica came back. Uninvited, of course. He’s a pain in the ass. Quite literally. I am going to see an osteopath/acupuncturist next week and hope for the best. Until then, Big M has sole responsibility for emptying out the dishwasher, loading the washing machine, tying my shoe laces and everything else that involves […]
In case you didn’t know, we will be having another baby girl! Little L is thrilled at the prospect of going on a shopping spree for pink baby stuff, Big M is quite comfortable with the idea of being surrounded by a bunch of girls, and I am happily seeing everything through pink glasses at […]
In time with the golden trimester, my sciatica pain has come back (read: shooting pains up my right bum cheek), my sinuses are so dry, I get regular nosebleeds and my skin has the soft and smooth texture of a raisin. Still determined though to make it to the blooming and blossoming bit, here goes […]