A FLOWER FOR VALENTINE, THIS DAY

My grandmother’s mother gave birth.  The boy she grew and nurtured ended in France.  Launched into the trench, his name letters on a wall in Ypres. An internal examination with my obstetrician.  Nine months pregnant with a baby boy in arms the next day.  The man-child, caught on the cusp between, not much younger. Now […]

THE SINGLE GIRL’S BIKINI-LINE PROTOCOL (LABOUR WARD)

 “Having learnt my lesson the hard way – 30 hours of agonizing labour — the only natural thing about my second birth is that I didn’t get time to bikini wax first.” Kathy Lette, on her advice for Kate re  the impending British Royal birth, 17 July 2013 https://www.facebook.com/kathyletteauthor It made me think of what […]