Telling people about IVF

Let me preface this by saying I’m British. I feel like I’m always clarifying this on this blog, but I do think it adds context as – despite being The Biggest Americophile Of All Time (I was watching a programme on retiring to Florida last night and I wear a Disney ring to work every…

In photos: Easter weekend

Like everyone else in the UK we had a long weekend for Easter (or “unspecified Spring holiday” as we now call it, haha) and that means we got to do lots of fun stuff. It mainly involved eating. Actually I met a Dutch guy yesterday and he said “Does everything social in the UK involve…

IVF 2: The first few days

It’s rolled around again… I’ve been waiting so long it seems to be a slight anti-climax. I’ve started IVF cycle 2. (For the story of cycle 1, which resulted in pregnancy and then miscarriage, you can click on IVF experience at the top of the site.) The reasons for the delay are a few… Firstly,…

My neighbour is a p****

   It’s not often I swear [online] as I still feel that I’ll get into trouble or something. But it’s 04:30 in the morning and my upstairs neighbour is playing loud club tunes through my ceiling. He’s also having a party which means there is loud noise from people shouting on his balcony. This isn’t…

What would you do? 

Today as I was returning from the supermarket, in the early evening, I walked past a pub on the other side of the road. Outside that pub, a woman was standing talking to a guy in a car and as I got closer, she raised her voice, repeating the same phrase over and over again:…

Reblog: 4 Reasons People Think It Is Okay To Be Racist Towards Asians

At the Oscars, Chris Rock, who ironically made it a point to address the lack of diverse representation at the awards ceremony, also made an insensitive joke that played to Asian American stereotypes and child labor. You can watch a clip here: …and by the way, those are not those children’s real names… Read more… (Really, do! Please!)…

In pictures: Staycation!

Staycations are fun! There’s actually something very satisfying about being on holiday when everyone else is at work in the same city as you are in. Plus, no need to get a dog sitter or holiday wardrobe, etc… or even pack/unpack. Yeah, staycations are the new way forward. I’ll have to see if I can…

How far along were you?

“…If you don’t mind me asking.” Actually, I do mind you asking. Miscarriage is painful enough to have to deal with in the virtual blackout we have that means that a pregnancy doesn’t “count” until it’s 12 weeks, and even then “It wasn’t a baby” and “It happens to everyone”. (Not my words but the…