I recently shared my apple and sultana strudel recipe, a favourite pastry of mine to stuff my face with during the Autumn. Now I’m going to share a seasonal update to this with my Festive Brie and Cranberry Bites – something I become addicted to making and eating every Christmas. I can’t remember now where I got the recipe from (props to one of the supermarket magazines though) but it is one of the best, so easy and tastes just like Christmas in a puff pastry.
This is a post from my original pre-preggo blog which I was running last year, but I do love a good pine cone so wanted to share with my From Day Dot readers!…
I’m guessing this is the length of a leek, because at 38 weeks pregnant I would be worried if baby was the weight or width of a leek! As everything I read keeps saying, now is just a waiting game, there’s no more I can do even though I feel completely unprepared.
With Baby Lynch due any day now (5th November if they’re on time), I’m into week three of maternity leave and am trying to use my time productively by cooking up a storm and preparing some meals to have in the freezer ready for those days where we need to eat but sticking a ready meal in the microwave is all we can manage.
With our imminent arrival due any day now, I’ve been making finishing touches to the nursery – as much as possible without venturing too far from home on a treasure hunt – and have also turned my attention a little more to the rest of the house, making a few tweaks to make it as cosy and Autumn-ready as possible, as I sure as hell won’t be caring about it much over the next few weeks I imagine.
This week – week 37 of pregnancy – baby was the size of a honeydew melon and is now considered full term! Just time to pack on the fat now (baby more than me, hopefully).
From the minute I found out I was pregnant I could not wait for maternity leave to start. I haven’t exactly been happy in my job for various reasons and the thought of having a ‘break’ and focusing my attention on a new chapter and a new challenge is what kept me going for the last 9 months.
I have a real sweet tooth, even more so in the latter stages of pregnancy, but I’m in no way a baker. I don’t have the patience or precision when it comes to cooking, which is essential when baking as we can all probably admire from the Great British Bake Off.
I’m somewhat sceptical over this week’s baby size, as the papayas I’ve known have definitely not been bigger than a bunch of carrots. Sure, it’s a US app but it makes me wonder what those Americans are feeding their fruit and veg to get papayas of such epic proportions.