I've just returned home from a substantial baby shop. It feels good to have started gathering essentials for bub's arrival, and I'm happy that I've stuck to my guns about only getting the most basic things, without the bells and whistles but in the best quality I can afford. It's so exciting to see baby things strewn on the floor, and makes it feel even more real. I was reading about Jodi's veggie garden over at Che and Fidel, and how much her little boy enjoys it. I would love to be able to give this opportunity to my family one day, and every time I see Stephanie's Kitchen Garden Companion I wish I had a reason to buy it (her Cook's Companion is like the Bible at our place). At the moment we live in the loft conversion of an old house, and it is teeny tiny. For a newborn in Autumn and Winter it will be lovely and cosy, but it's too hot in the summer and it won't accommodate a crawler, so we'll have to move. We're not sure where we'll end up, we talk about possibilities but both know we won't decide until the time comes. We do know it will still be by the beach, and I hope it's somewhere I can grow a veggie garden, or at least be a step closer to doing so.
(Image from Che and Fidel)