It’s no secret that I find buying presents for men incredibly arduous – my Men’s Gift Guide is one of the most taxing posts of the year. I think it’s because the men in my life (and by that I mean Mr AMR and then male family members, I don’t have multiple husbands! Though, that could be fun..) can never tell me what they might want for Christmas. They usually don’t have any clue whatsoever and if they do have an idea then it’s never a straightforward one.
Status update on the night-feeding/breastfeeding saga: Ted is now taking bottles. Of formula. Guzzles them right down, has a burp, looks very pleased with himself. In the end, it was simple necessity that did the job – I had to go away for work, and although I wasn’t staying away overnight, I was gone from 6am until 11pm on one day and the majority of the waking hours on two more. In a way, I was quite offended that it all went so smoothly – why wasn’t Ted pining for my big, cushiony bosoms?!
I appear to have developed a penchant for the sort of beauty packaging that looks as though it’s come straight from the set of an Alice in Wonderland film. I’ve become a real sucker for vintage-style perfume bottles, interesting pots, dainty tins, jars with fancy lids and anything that might look fabulous on my fantasy dressing table. Which is, in case you’re wondering, a glass-topped ornate-legged affair set before a huge Georgian sash window.
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Selecting a term
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