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.

Monday, May 01, 2006


I've been tagged which is great. But I think I'm pretty boring, so I really don't know what constitutes weird. Here goes - a couple of dull things about me:

1. I used to be a sort of hippie-goth. Started out as a punkette in my teens, and followed music over to the dark side – worshipping at the altar of Nick Cave et al. My music tastes are a lot more diverse these days, and music is still king.

2. Coincidentally myself, and my two sisters are all married to younger men – ranging from 2 – 10 years. Conversely, my brother is married to an older woman.

3. I went to classes and learnt how to make jewellery – and made Mr. S’s wedding band … it’s an extremely simple band.

4. Until recently I always thought I was shy. I mean I worked in a job that used to require a lot of socialising, so got used to walking in the door and chatting to people without wanting to throw up. I thought it was something I’d trained myself to do, but my mother told me I was never shy as a child. She said I was the one that would want to meet Santa Claus while my older brother and sister wouldn’t go near him.

5. My mother is English and when I was around 11/12, my parents took our family to live there for a year. We loved it.

6. I love old-fashioned fruit cake … that’s what our wedding cake was made of.


At May 02, 2006 8:51 pm , Blogger Chee Chee said...

I think that's interesting stuff! I like the younger man, older woman theme in your family. Thanks for sharing!

At May 02, 2006 9:21 pm , Blogger Pamplemousse said...

Mmmm, fruit cake!

At May 07, 2006 11:45 am , Blogger MC said...

I love Nick Cave too.I used to be such a music snob when I was much younger. I have also married a younger man. My mother-in-law makes the best fruit cake, she said she woulds pass the recipe on to me this year, it goes back many generations and is Sri Lankan (Dutch Burgher). My husband still hasn't forgiven my dog for stealing a whole cake one year.

At May 08, 2006 9:54 pm , Blogger Thalia said...

have you ever tried making your own fruit cake? Hard work on the stirring, but so worth it.

At May 10, 2006 11:26 am , Blogger Beth said...

I adore fruit cake! Now you must post a picture of the ring, I am dying to see it.

At May 13, 2006 4:08 am , Blogger ninaB said...

Fruit cake! Yuk.
My husband loves the stuff too. I can't stand it. Perhaps I've never had a good one?
Good on you for having married a younger man. Seems like quite a smart thing to do.


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