Advanced labourI've now developed severe cramps in my left glutes stretching all the way to my knee due to being forced to 'lay still' on the bed while the strap-on monitor tries to get a steady reading from the baby. Which is absolutely RIDICULOUS considering we (Baby & I ) were both in active, advanced … Continue reading Miss Jyve’s birth story (4) – The Water Birth
40 weeks + 4, Thursday 2 am:I am awoken by a huge contraction and roll off the couch (we'd both fallen asleep) wordlessly for fear of waking the husband and alarming him before it's Really necessary. I try to get back on but the force of the contraction overwhelms me and I decide to stay … Continue reading Miss Jyve’s birth story (3) – The ‘Real’ Labour
I was watching a program this week featuring El Celler de Can Roca, a 3-Michelin star restaurant in Catalonia, Spain, apparently the top restaurant in the world, when I thought: it would be such a nice treat to eat at such a place for one of my birthdays... As I watched, I could only imagine what a delight … Continue reading it’s uncanny what life throws at you when you least expect it
I was introduced to these cafes shortly after I'd arrived in Dubai, and they became my go-tos whenever the city left me a little worse for wear. Everyone living in Dubai knows about them except for the tourists, so you'll find them frequented by the expatriate community here. They are great places to dine with the … Continue reading The best beach-side cafes
It’s nice to have had some time to reflect now, as time to re-group, re-energise, re-strategise is always good. So I’m on the cusp of an exciting new chapter ahead. We’ve talked about it forever, and I’m quitting the sandy palaces for now to take a stab at moving almost double the time zone away from my home … Continue reading on the cusp.