Thursday, October 27, 2005

I'm back!

My sincere apologies for neglecting Inspire Create, it has been in the back of my mind for weeks, but so many other things have been vying for my attention.

So, first an update that will hopefully explain my absence. After my last post I was so busy getting everything done before going away and feeling pretty lonely with my dear hubby N being away. But it was all worth it as we had a wonderful holiday. For the first 2 weeks N was still working, so I took this time to sleep, read, go for long walks and investigate the area around Beaune in Burgundy. Then, we spent a wonderful week in Paris - we focused on visiting art galleries and good restaurants so we fed our creativity and our bodies! It was my first visit to the Musee D'Orsay (I didn't go last time I was in Paris) and I was speechless, what a spectacular collection. We also visited The Louvre, the Picasso Museum, the Pompidou, Versailles, we strolled the Champs Elysees and generally just tried to soak up the atmosphere.

Then we visited N's youngest brother and his family in Glasgow. It had been a couple of years since we had seen him, and the first time we met his gorgeous 9 month old daughter. We had a wonderful, special time with them.

Then we stopped off in Hong Kong for 2 days on the way home to break up the flight. When you live just about as far as you can be from anywhere else in the world the flight is a killer!! I did the trip over to Paris in one go - 42 hours it took. I was beside myself with exhaustion by the time I got there! Hong Kong is mad! Granted we only ventured walking distance from our motel on Nathan Road, so I'm sure what we saw isn't a true indication of all of Hong Kong, but what we did see certainly was a feast for the senses. It was all neon signs, a crush of people, loud noise, great shopping, smog and very interesting smells! We had a ball and plan to visit again. I bought some beautiful semi precious beads for my jewellery making at fantastic prices, which I'm itching to put to use!

My sister had her baby. After a difficult 18 hours of labour followed by an emergency caesarian she delivered a gorgeous little boy. Both are now well and getting used to one another! I am ecstatic about being an aunty and wish I lived closer to them so I could see him more.

I know all that sounds pretty exciting and busy - but the news I'm most excited about is the fact that I'm pregnant with our first child!!!!!! I'm so happy I feel like I'm going to burst. I'm 19 weeks along today and have my second scan tomorrow. I can't wait as N will be able to come along to the scan - he missed the 12 week scan as he was in France. I'm feeling pretty well, and loving feeling the baby move, which only started a bit over a week ago.

So, it's been a wonderful, exhausting 2 months! I've really missed posting here and am looking forward to getting back into the swing of it. I've been slowly catching up on my internet friends' blogs which has been lovely.

I hope you will start visiting regularly again, as I have a stash of inspiring sites and info I'm getting ready to share with you.


1 comment:

maria said...

Well now! You certainly have been a busy girl, haven't you?? CONGRATULATIONS Michelle!! I am so thrilled for you and your husband. It's such an exciting event ... my son is already 19 now, but I can remember how strange, wonderful and miraculous (all at the same time) it felt when he started moving around in there. And shopping for baby booties, etc., was so very fun. Of course, with your creative talent, you can also make precious little things for your baby. Oooh, you're going to be busy!

Sounds like your travels were quite fun. I hope you'll share some pictures soon, and welcome back!