I’m very curious about how you all feel about something……what are your thoughts on announcing a pregnancy?
Did you tell anyone early on? Just a few? Or did you share the exciting news with every breathing human being that crossed your path?
I’ve had some time to think about announcing my pregnancy. And I tell ya, now I just want to tell everyone. Yes, at 3 months the risk for miscarriage is still there, around 3%. But you know what, I don’t really fear a miscarriage. (No, I do fear it!). But I think the joy of announcing outweighs the fear of possible loss. The loss would be devastating whether I announced it or not, so why not enjoy that moment?
And if God forbid the worst happens, I’m going to need all the well-wishes I can get. I don’t mind those dear to me knowing my joys and struggles. I really feel like those who love us will rejoice with us and grieve with us. I find that incredibly strengthening and humbling. People simply have this amazing ability to lift you up and help you heal after those losses and being alone would never be an option for me.
So here, with overwhelming excitement I shout from the rooftops: Yay! I’m pregnant!!! Nothing wrong with extra support and prayers!
And this baby? I love him or her so much already! Three months of love is growing at an exponential pace and I’m absolutely honoured to tell you all about it!
Going forward, expect a lot of pregnancy related posts in 2016; what to eat, what to wear, how to tell your dog she’ll be a Big Sis :)
Last night, Jette Virdi, one of the most creative girls I know, hosted Long Table Suppers in aid of Men’s Shed at The MArt in Rathmines and ah! what a spectacular gathering it was!
I went to The MArt with my hubby and our friend Peter. We were treated to beautiful wine and four seasonal courses (celeriac, smoked haddock & hazelnut, beef short rib with pumpkin, mushroom & crispy kale, donuts and my favourite: winter-spiced pannacotta) cooked for us by wonderful Hilary.
I can think of only one word to describe the Long Table Supper: magical! Just take a look below and you’ll know why!
I already look forward to the next supper! See you there? :)
When on Wednesday evening I found an email from Katie about the last minute Raw Food & Veggie workshop, I didn’t have to think twice.
I emailed her straight away and confirmed my attendance. There were at least three reasons to spend this Saturday morning at The Stables on the Fumbally Lane.
Firstly, I really wanted to meet Katie. I heard so much good about her and because I never made it to Connemara to her Dillisk project, this workshop seemed like an amazing opportunity to finally meet her.
Secondly, many of my friends are vegetarians/ vegans and even though I have lots of veggie cookbooks (Plenty, The Happy Pear, The Extra Virgin Kitchen are only a few to name) I usually end up cooking quinoa salad, safe and tasty but so terribly booooring!
Finally, I had no other plans and considering absolutely dreadful weather outside, cooking workshop sounded like a fantastic idea to spend Saturday!
Katie shared with us some scrumptious, vegan recipes like Kale crisps, Raw Lasagne or Irish Kimchi. Not to mention those divine truffles, mmmmm…..
The mix of flavours, colours and textures in every dish was simply beautiful!
Here are some pictures from this awesome workshop!
They say that pictures are worth a thousand words…and I believe THEM, therefore I decided not to write a single word about my trip to Portugal, which I totally fell in love with, but instead post photos from my Portuguese vacations and let your imagination take you away!
My hubby :*
Sintra near Lisbon
Have you been to Portugal? Do you have your favourite places? Your favourite Portuguese food? I would like to hear from you :)