Spring time babies

Gosh, isn't this weather stupendous, it's actually not raining, I can't believe it, and it's warm and sunny. How fabulous!I have celebrated by washing all the baby clothes me and my Ma brought at the local nearly new sale, don't they look sweet blowing in the breeze?

My Mum had five children and I am the second eldest so it was a real feature of my child hood seeing baby clothes and nappies hanging on the line!

I really miss not having my own garden at this time of year. What with all the bulbs putting up their shoots and the flower pots in bloom it puts me in mind of our old garden which I showered with so much love and attention. Everything will be beginning to pop it's head up now, I hope the new owners appreciate what an amazing little corner of peace and quiet it is.

I can see where I get my gardening style from though, my mum and dad's is a carbon copy of what I do. It's a real lesson though of what you put in, you get out. Having done none of the hard work, as much as I appreciate how pretty it all is, I can't get as much enjoyment out of it as when I've toiled away for hours planting bulbs on a damp november day.

What I do love, is the large pond in our back garden. I know copulating frogs are not everyone's favourite sight, but I just love it. At this time of year, when you come out in the back garden, the first thing you hear are lots of low croaks and then, as you get nearer the pond, lots of plopping as amorous frogs and toads try to hide from you whilst not letting go of their chosen partner.

So it looks like we will definitely be having the baby (due in six weeks) whilst still living with my parents. Although our house is looking great, progress is slow, so we have resigned ourselves to a couple more months of home cooking and someone else cleaning the bathroom (it's definitely not all bad).

We're heading over to the house tomorrow so if there are any big changes, I shall post some pics. I've spent the rest of the weekend writing school reports, which need to be done before I go on maternity leave, mega yawn!I've actually been holed up listening to some disco classics. My mission is to get the babe to love music pre birth so have been playing old faves and new hits in a bid to get the foetus's groove on. I've happened upon this absolute beaut of a track by Indiana, remixed by Joe Goddard - Solo Dancing. With the sun shining through the window, the babe wiggling in my tummy and this blasting out on the speakers I am very happy - until my dad comes in and tells me to turn the music down. I can't get over how teenage my life is at the mo!