Gin in a tin

Gins in a tin, wine, TGI Fridays cocktails and Westlife that sums up the weekend of June 9th for me.

To cut a long story short we’ve been trying for a another baby, but I left my other baby to have a weekend with my familia and the good old boys from Westlife *chases after street cred*

After months on negative tests and a cycle with a minds of it own I bit the bullet sold my kidney on Ebay so I could buy an ovulation kit. I’m not one of these oh “I’m so in tune with my body, I knew we had made a baby that night” ladies I only know its special weekend”** cos im like a spitting cobra the day before. I didn’t feel pregnant so I wasn’t going to give up the opportunity of a Gin in tin!!

I got home after my weekend, “When should we start testing?” asks EPD, I had no idea so I thought I’d just do one randomly………………………………..Positive………….shit damn you Gin in a tin!!! I go down stairs show EPD. We sit there in shock I have another cup of tea and do another test. We decided I’m almost definitely preggers, well according to Tesco I am but we wait and do another one in the morning. Positive……………………..daring to get excited now I run out and buy a good old faithful clear blue digital…………………….ZWANGER!!!!!!!! Dutch for pregnant!! I am now pregnant officially in two languages!!

I march off to the Dr’s for an appointment to get a lump checked, I tell him I took a test, then sheepishly own up to the other 3, he’s says congrats writes me a letter to The OBGYN and sends me away!!!

Farking charming, I had blood tests galore in Dubai to check levels, was referred for a scan, so far I’m not loving me treatment, DONT YOU KNOW IM THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE WORLD TO EVER HAVE TWO BABIES!!!

Of course I don’t say this, I go home and realise I forgot to pay my bill!!

I think I might be up the duff!



Being an expat is all about exploring I think, or in the “Expatfamily’s” case getting lost. My neighbour & friends always recommend really cool places to us but we can never farking find them!! Take this weekend for instance a place called Onder de Platanen was recommended by our neighbour as we have been either travelling or  cleaning up after/ getting ready for visitors on our Saturday’s we decided to take LPV somewhere Fun!!

We loaded the car with a paraphernalia, got sort and then………………do have the address? No I thought you had it? I’ll get it off my iphone, this was a mistake of epic proportions. We drove for what seemed like hours, when “arrived at our destination” it was just some random dutch persons house, not an adventure playground with pancake house or farm!! The atmosphere in the car was becoming less family friendly and we were constantly getting told off by dutch bikers. It was the wrong day for me to have started my “I’m detoxing by drinking loads of water” phase. Bursting for a pee we managed to find the right address but then had to drive at least 40mins back. At this point LPV had got totally fed and gone to sleep and I was like a spitting cobra in pain as my bladder was about to burst. Anyone who has had a fetus use you bladder as a trampoline for 9 months will know how difficult it is to hold it in these days.

Any hoo we found it eventually (it being about a 20minute cycle from our house) diving out of the car while it was still practically moving I ran on to the loo. Normal nice mammy personality was  recommenced and we had a lovely time.

There were cows, lambs goats and bunnies for the children to pet, some chickens and pigs also. Of course LPV was only interested in going the opposite direction of where you wanted him to go but still it was fun. The playground was in sand so it was nice and safe and we sat and had a picnic whilst LPV held up the queue trying to decide if he actually wanted to go down the slide or not. *dutch children are not the most patient and obviously haven’t heard about taking it in turns* 

The best part!!! It’s all free, the one thing I will say about living here is that it’s really catered for families, most suburbs have a petting zoo of some sort, and there is a playground on every 3rd street.


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