Words of Wisdom

Youth is wasted on the young.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

NaBloPoMo 2:

Saturday 21st January 1995: Southampton, England.
(27 weeks pregnant)

Been a week of revolting weather, rain, hail- high winds.
Went to Winchester with Mum last Saturday and bought lots of lovely sheet music and some more maternity clothes. Still haven't got around to sewing the dress/skirt and leggings I cut out just after Christmas. Spent last two days sleeping and reading. Opened a bank account with Barclays.
Read 'There is No Armour' by Howard Spring- lovely book, very prosey but a beautiful eye for detail and drew a superb picture of Falmouth and Cornwall. Makes me want to own a small shack on a coast SOMEWHERE! Also made me think as this fellow's family dropped off all around him-that it is important to grow up with family and people who love you. Should I be taking my baby back to Australia? But who wants to live in miserable old Soton? (Southampton) The New Forest maybe!! Some seaside village perhaps- but give me Sydney as a city to live in anyday. Still, Summer and Spring here may be a different matter.

Lists of Names

Remy Madeline Arabella
Harriet Adelaide Honor
Eleanor Lucy
(ed note: none of these were chosen!)

I now feel very pregnant. It seems to only have been in the last month or so though. Prior to that I didn't feel very different. Now, not only is my waistline enormous, but I am subject to a constant barrage of movement, wind, indigestion and backache.

......
Dr's appointment went uneventfully. "Any swelling?" she asked.
"Only in the abdomen," I said.
Holding steady at 60kg. Fat woman.

5 comments:

Christina said...

So you chose the old diaries! It'll be fun to watch your story unfold this way. And, it's fun knowing how it all comes out in the end - here you are back in Australia now!

A Free Man said...

Honor? Wouldn't you have spelled it Honour? Either way, honor? Thank goodness for the BA you opted for a different name!

A Free Man said...

BTW, I like this old diary idea. I may lift it, with credit to you.

A Free Man said...

Last one - did you get any decent sailing photos on Sat? Sinead fell down on the job.

Arizaphale said...

Stand by for a post Free Man....