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Rose blooming over our front door

The past 10 days I’ve been away on a bit of a business roadtrip (I run my own small business) around the South West – visiting Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.  Phew!  It’s been wonderful but exhausting, and I hope to share a few snaps from my trip shortly.

I’m now nearly 30 weeks pregnant…which is like 6 1/2 months, which sounds much more scary than when you count it in weeks.  I have been pleased to get home and rest over the pat few days, back making simple lunches and dinners and walking the dog.  I missed this sight a lot, which if you follow me on Instagram you must be pretty bored of seeing by now!

Buddy sleeping

This is my 29 week bump – everyone I’ve met has commented on how ‘neat’ it is.  For ages I was worried/disappointed that it was so tiny compared to other women at the same stage, but I really love it and since one of my many midwives (a whole separate story) told me it’s because I’ve got a long torso, I’ve just chilled out a bit.

My 29 week baby bump

Since getting home I seem to be on a scrambled eggs with herbs binge, eating it almost every day for my lunch.  You just can’t beat a few simple ingredients like these – organic leghorn eggs from the farm up the road, herbs from my garden, sourdough bread, and a bowl of my own grown salad leaves and edible flowers.

Simple lunch ingredients

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Baby vole

On our dog walk this afternoon I came across this tiny baby vole curled up on the field edge.  I thought it was dead at first, but as I tried to roll it over with a stalk of grass to see what it was it moved.

Having spoken to my mum she said it might have been dragged from its nest, whatever’s happened, it seems to be in shock.  I used to work at a wildlife rescue centre when I was studying in Vancouver, Canada, so I’m going to keep it warm and in the dark and just see how it fares tonight.

To get it home Mr Rigg emptied Buddy’s dog treat bag, I turned it inside out and lined with grasses from the field before coaxing it in.  At home I’ve lined a small box with sawdust and hay, and Lovage kindly gave up some of his super soft bunny hair as he’s moulting like mad at the moment.

Baby vole

Can’t say I’m holding out much hope for the tiny thing, but we shall see.

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