8 Oct 2013

pregnancy // 35 weeks and white trees.


We just had a three day weekend!  And by we, I clearly mean James, but despite my hardcore seven-day-weekender status, I was still excited.  A whole three days off meant that James finally caught up on enough sleep to be convinced to go on a small explore around the new neighbourhood.  
Despite living only about a mile out from central Bristol I am constantly impressed by how much outside space there is.  Like, proper actual real life outside space, with birds and bugs and stuff.  I know Bristol isn't huge as cities go but it is still pretty impressive - Cardiff had large, well cultivated parks but nowhere you could walk without threat of being hit by a frisbee.


This is Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve; apparently it used to be the last dairy farm within Bristol City limits but it closed in 1971.  I didn't know this pre-exploring, I was just impressed with the white trees - which, after ~20minutes with my Complete Guide to British Trees and a lot of googling, I think are White Poplar trees.  They looked strangely frosty on such a sunny day.

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and here, snuck in at the end is a glamourous shot of James (chivalrously carrying my handbag) and one of me and bump.  James tried to take a couple pictures but the ordeal was curtailed by my minor strop which included a few hormonal tears and a balanced, well constructed argument about my large size and the likelihood that if I was to require medical attention in the near future, the emergency services would have to demolish the door and winch me out using a series of pulleys and ropes.  I may have over-reacted.  Especially as now I quite like the picture he took.

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  1. it feels like it's only yesterday you announced your pregnancy and now your belly already shown up!
    the park sounds like a nice place to spend some time.

    1. Haha yeah - sometimes it feels like the belly has snuck up on me a bit...other times it feels a little more like I have been pregnant for years!!

  2. Aww, that's a truly beautiful photo of you! Makes me nostalgic for my baby bump and for being able to feel my daughter kicking and rolling around inside me! x

    1. Thank you so much :) and I bet, even whilst I am counting the seconds to meet the fellow I can't imagine what it will be like to have an empty tummy again x