For the whole of 2010 I have been on a special diet.
My favourite Parisian bistro salad with lovely soft poached eggs and lashings of smoked salmon was off the menu. So was my favourite breakfast, Eggs Benedict.
I switched to de-caff Illy coffee (and didn't fancy having any lattes or cappuccinos at all).
I spent two gloriously sunny weeks in the land of cheese and wine, and did not have any cheese or wine. Or any pate. Or any raw steak.
I probably shouldn't have had any of these lemon tarts on account of how they're probably made with raw egg yolks, but I'd already eaten about twenty of them before this occurred to me, so I figured I might as well just keep on going.
I know what you're thinking.
You're thinking I'm pregnant, right?
Well, if I were pregnant, I guess I might look like this:
Actually, I don't look like that at all. I look like this:
Yes, the Simply The Nest family has been increased by one! Our beloved daughter was born on 1 September, and is now an adorable bundle of twelve week old baby girl. She has her Daddy's olive skin, dark hair and dark eyes, her Mummy's chubby cheeks, and is completely and utterly gorgeous.
So this should go some way to explaining my general lack of posting and twittering in recent weeks - I have been somewhat busy :-)
Lots of stories about nursery designing, activity mat sewing, and mural painting coming up!