IF and the City

I used to feel sad when I watched the episodes with Charlotte failing over and over again while trying to get pregnant. Little did I know that my own attempts would lead me on the same sad journey. We've now passed 4 years in the trenches. 6 failed IVF/ICSI cycles = nothing. Time for something new - donor eggs. Success at last. Now for round 2.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Gourmet Delights!

Yesterday the weekly food liftout from the daily newspaper had a feature story on foodie blogs.

Wow what a great world!

I was tempted away from the IF blogs to the food bloggers and couldn't stop reading. They have so much fun, wining and dining and writing about it, and some of the most exquisite photos (food porn I think that is).

The queen blog is called 'chez pim' - a thai-born lady called Pim who lives in San Franciso, and who travels around London, Europe and her own neck of the woods eating in the fancy-ist dining rooms. She even met her boyfriend after reviewing his restaurant. I noticed on her blog that she has listed all the feature stories written on her around the world and all the blog awards, who knew they existed.

But there were so many others ... the local blogs are always going to be the best - since they're reviewing restaurants in your own neighbourhood.

I got that feeling that I love and hate in equal parts - a carefree feeling when I stop thinking about infertility and just browse for fun. It gives me this kind of longing that I wish I could just unburden this problem and live my life indulging in the fun stuff like so many other people. A good reminder for me to make sure I don't narrow my life down too much.

One thing I noticed and told D was that there are usually lots more comments on the infertility blogs. Guess that's the difference when there exists a shared need to write rather than just a shared interest.

Wouldn't it be fun to see some fertility blogs start to get similar acclaim?


At October 14, 2005 8:47 am , Blogger Thalia said...

As you can tell from my blog, I browse the food blogs too from time to time. I had never thought through the disconnect that they get so much more publicity but so many fewer comments. I agree with you, I think what we write about it that much more emotional, it draws others in the same position in.

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