Home baby news Some news…

Some news…

by Clare Mansell
Some news…
Banana Smoothie on the beach

It’s been a stupidly chaotic week here in Cyprus – We are now 3 weeks into our 7 weeks without belongings (discovering more and more things we need, and are missing by the day!) and just when I thought I’d seen enough rearranged furniture and boxes, they decided to repaint my office! Maybe it’s because I’m a Leo, but it’s hard not to feel a little feline about all this disruption… The suitcases are out, things are being moved, my world is ending! I think the dogs feel it too, and who can blame them!

I also spent the middle of the week sneezing my head off, then exhausted my supply of books I had kept out to last me till we leave, the hot water system packed up in the house first producing nothing but hot, then producing nothing but cold before finally being fixed, and at the end of it all, we spent this morning in the local hospital….

But don’t panic, we have good news at the end of this crazy week! The hospital trip was for my 20 week scan! It’s time to let the cat out of the bag…We are expecting a baby in August, and despite the moving, the boxes, the house falling to bits and all the rest of the chaos, all is all progressing very well and I have been exceptionally lucky to have been healthy throughout the pregnancy…so far!

There are two little bits of trivia that make this baby’s impending arrival interesting. Firstly, in this family humans and hounds alike have all been born in their own individual country and that trend will continue. Husband was born in Bahrain, me in England, Big Dog in Canada, Small Dog in Cyprus, and the baby will of course be born in Scotland…

Secondly the husband and I have birthdays 3 days apart and by some incredible timing (people ask if we planned it!!) the baby is due right in the middle of them… It’ll be interesting to see if it manages to arrive on time!

So why the photo of a banana smoothie? Well firstly I hate to post without a picture (and the scan ones from this morning were pretty dreadful) but also we spent a wonderful afternoon at our local beach bar yesterday right on the waterfront, lapping up the early summer sunshine… and that was my oasis of calm this week. I hope whatever your week has been like, you found one too…

You may also like


DD March 31, 2011 - 5:01 pm

Congratulations Clare, Sooooo pleased for you. Dxxx

Lululiz March 31, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Wonderful news, congratulations! Wouldn’t it be awesome if the birth really did happen right between your two birthdays?

Isisjem March 31, 2011 - 6:56 pm

Congratulations Clare! I hope the rest of the move and pregnancy go smoothly!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ March 31, 2011 - 9:06 pm

Congrats Clare!! What an exciting time for you and your husband as you will truly be starting a new chapter in your life in Scotland and as parents!!

delia hornbook April 1, 2011 - 12:30 pm

aaaahhhh congratulations thats wonderful news ;-)) Take it easy, dee x

sophie...^5 April 1, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Congrats on the new August arrival…so exciting…re:weather…nor’easter and it’s ugly…It’ll be gone in a blink then spring…yessss!

Jenny April 2, 2011 - 5:11 pm

Congratulations, that is happy news, so much newness coming your way.

Stephen S April 4, 2011 - 7:27 pm

Congratulations to you both! fab news. Looking forward to seeing you back in Blighty soon xx Stephen

Lixy April 6, 2011 - 11:37 am

So many congratulations from me too! I am so pleased for you both.

Dianne Neale April 8, 2011 - 10:31 am

Many congrats – they do say new house new baby.


Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More