Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I had produced a full posting on the weekend's activities but somehow lost the lot! As I can't bring myself to attempt a rewrite I will precis it. The weekend weather was dire. Saturday night saw almost hurricane conditions that left our terrace a wreck. We managed to head out to Liquid Lounge for dinner with Mark from New York, an art dealer who generously gave us most of the art in our casa. Sunday my clever husband cooked a magnificent roast chicken with multitudinous vegetables to cater for the specific additional nutritional needs of his pregnant wife. Delicious!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

My 18 Week Body

I started Spanish classes this week. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 - 12. I love it. About time I took the bull (el toro) by the horns and learnt to speak Spanish (in proper sentences). I'm also trying to master all the settings on my new camera, which will take time I realise but I've started. Here is the view from our loungeroom window. It's La Concha.

The fitness regime continues and my husband is starting to look buff. He takes great pleasure in punching himself in front of me to show how hard his muscles are, strangely reminiscent of Tarzan!

It's been absolutely freezing here the last week. We saw a frost for the first time since we've lived in Spain. There was a layer of ice covering my windscreen when I went to go to Spanish class on Thursday morning. And apparently it was snowing in Ronda which is only half an hour from Marbella. I don't like it. I don't have anything really warm that fits!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

17 week body

Went to a great French restaurant in Marbella old town, with Ollie and Clover. They are regulars and I can see why. Brilliant atmosphere. Food was typical bistro French, nothing flash but tasty.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

We had a great weekend. Went shopping. Husband bought new clothes at the sales in Corte Ingles. Not much point me buying anything although the night before I went into Marbella old town with my friend Sandy and I bought a pair of fluffy snow boots from Charles Jourdan for 48 euro and a retro YSL Rive Gauche cropped black jacket from Deja Vu for 50 euros. So I can't complain! Tanc bought Dior Jeans half price reduced to 220 euros(!) and a beautiful Italian grey cardigan.

Here he is modelling his new purchases. Looks pretty good to me! He loves going shopping with me because I always encourage him to purchase.

We also had friends over for Sunday lunch: Olly, Clover, Clover's mum Ginny, Theo, and another family of 4 little ones. We bought a whole wild lubina (sea bass) from the Marbella market which Tanc cooked deliciously on a bed of layered potatoes with pernod flavoured leek compote. Was a little touch and go for a while as the electricity wouldn't stay on. Brilliant hubby finally located the faulty fuse and the show was able to go on!

By the way, I would like to raise a toast to my new nephew, Baxter. To Baxter!! Welcome to the world! Looking forward to seeing some photos!!

Friday, January 12, 2007

It's a funny thing that you don't realise how bad you've been feeling until you start to feel really good! My sister in law, Claerwen, kept saying that the good hormones should be kicking in soon. Well this week they have. I feel really positive, I love my husband more than ever, I don't baulk at the sight of my reflection and I no longer need a sleep during the day (or every few hours!). In fact I've been busy as a bee all week - a true Stepford wife!

Here's how I'm looking at Week 16...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!

We got back to Spain on Saturday night after spending 2 weeks in the UK. An enjoyable family Christmas was spent at Lois and Norman's in Surrey. We all acquired a lot more 'things' which of course we had to find room for in our suitcases! My wonderful, gorgeous, sexy husband gave me my dream camera (Canon EOS 400D) for Christmas so I had a lot of fun learning what buttons did what. Finally I can put some pictures up on the blog!

We celebrated our 1st year wedding anniversary on 30th December with a romantic dinner at the Chelsea Brasserie. Here's the happy couple on their way to dinner....

I went for my 16 week ante-natal check-up yesterday and all is in good shape. Tiger was in a breach position so I couldn't see his face, his genitals (to confirm that he is a he) or anything else much. My blood pressure is very low again but Ascension, the doctor's wife, assured me that it's nothing to be alarmed about. She even suggested that I have a milky coffee in the mornings to help me with energy. Fantastic as I had been suffering coffee withdrawals!

Not much to see except a cranium and a scapula. I hope the fat starts to go on soon, Tiger's looking undernourished!