I'm not even sure how to find the words to describe childbirth. The helpless feeling of having to endure wave after wave of the full effects of the almighty force in your body can feel extraordinarily frightening. For a short time, though it seemed like an eternity, I felt like a caged animal as I struggled to manage the hideous levels of pain at the peak of labour, coupled with the exhaustion of staying awake for such a long period.
This post is to act as a little taster of the awesome giveaway, which will be up
THIS MONDAY. Excited? I should coco.
I LOVE Emma Bridgewater pottery. The wholesome chunkiness. The hand-finished pattern. The reassuring quality.
And how's this for a quote from Emma Bridgewater herself?
Women are under such terrible pressure these days to be sex bombs and great chefs and good gardeners and fabulous parents and do their bit in the boardroom, that sometimes the only thing to do is sit down with a friend and a nice cup of coffee and create an oasis in the day....
sheltering under pushed-together gazebos from the steady drizzle,
whilst children played,
and grown-ups laughed,
encapsulates all that I completely adore about being British.
Today, I'm over at the Relics of Witney blog, talking about their year-round Jubilee ethos. If you're yearning for a shop that listens to their customers, gives fantastic and individual advice, stocks a huge array of home-related delights and is an absolute pleasure to lazily browse around then come and have a look..
I'll be posting over there on the first of every month.