Yesterday we went down to Poole (in Dorset, on the south coast) where we used to live, to visit a friend and her new baby girl. Baby Jessica is gorgeous (sorry, no photos of her – to protect their privacy) and tiny. She was actually due this week but was born 3 weeks ago after induction due to mum’s pre-eclampsia. Mother and baby are doing very well, it is baby number 3 for our friend who is also a childcare professional so she is confident and relaxed and knows what she is doing. Baby Jessica was 7 lbs 4 oz at birth so is a good healthy weight, but seems so tiny and fragile – and then I think of pushing out something that size and she seems ENORMOUS!
Inspired by some pictures I’d seen (and instructions found on the internet), I made a nappy (diaper) cake:
I’m really pleased with how it turned out – not bad for a first attempt! This isn’t something we have over here (though a few businesses are springing up selling them now, at great expense), but I think it is a cute idea. I enjoyed making it, too.
We took a quick trip to the beach to give the dog a run and to see the sea. This beach (Branksome Dene Chine) used to be just 3 miles from our house. The view from the beach:
A close up of Old Harry’s Rocks:
As you can see we were blessed with good weather (in fact we had the best weather of the day when we were walking on the beach). Coming back I had lovely views of the stars as we drove across the dark New Forest (poor Simon driving had to be content with a view of other cars’ lights!) – a clear night and cold. We had a frost this morning, our first this autumn that I’m aware of. Today has been bright but much colder. We’ve had a very mild autumn so far, but it seems that the weather has finally changed.