babe in arms

My smallest smallie is a bit unwell. Not sure what happened but at 2pm today, just as we were going into Henry's speech therapy, she started crying, unconsolably, and has kinda cried and slept in fifteen minute increments since. 

She let me put her down last time she dropped off which gives me about another 5 minutes here so I'll be quick!

I had a delivery today:


I do a bit of quarterly freelance work for a friend's company and when I get paid I have a little shop. I've never "shopped", you know, clothes, shoes, yada yada. Bores me to tears. 

Books, however. *cough*. I have an Amazon wish list a mile long. Maybe two miles. 

This little loot I've been wishing for for ages, and I'm so excited I don't know where to start. 



Radical Homemakers which I've read so much about? Good to the Grain which I want to read from cover to cover? Might have to be The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved which I first heard about over here

Right. Time's up. That's the wee girl calling. Could be a long night. 


18 Comments on “babe in arms

October 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm

a massive get well soon to your little one, mama. and can i borrow all those books after you? πŸ™‚ xxx

Christie - Childhood 101
October 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Sending get well wishes for bubba and strength through the long night for mama x

Alex Nolan
October 20, 2010 at 12:23 am

Love books πŸ™‚
Sorry to hear about poor wee Ivy πŸ™
Will call you at the weekend xxx

October 20, 2010 at 1:32 am

Hope she’s back on top of it soon, love. Henry had an awful week, but is just about better.

Fabulous stash of books, let us know what makes your heart go pitty-pat. It’s getting time to buy a maternity coat, and I’m struggling to drag myself to the shops- might need a book for a good reward!

October 20, 2010 at 6:11 am

Hope the little one perks up soon! Delicious selection of books! Oh, and I am now loving Apron Strings, thanks to your link! She is fabulous!

October 20, 2010 at 7:27 am

Do I spot a theme in your book choices?

October 20, 2010 at 8:12 am

Hope all is ok with her.

I am having to wipe the drool off the floor here at my end.. serious book envy.

Hear Mum Roar
October 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I hope bubby is feeling better very soon:) Enjoy your bounty of books, there are a few titles there I’m keen to pick up as well

October 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm

These are making me hungry as I write and it’s sooo late here for a snack ;D

October 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm

No way! I just received a box from Amazon too! Mine came from a gift card from mum….took me AGES to narrow down my selection. I’ve got the Artisan Bread In 5 Minutes too – can’t wait to try some out.

October 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Great stack of books! I just read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, after being interested in reading it for a while.

I look forward to hearing what you make of it – some of the observations on cooking seemed a bit redundant for Australians, with our strong foodie culture, and there was a slight anti-vegetarian stance which made me uncomfortable at times.

Mostly it made me want to have a huge garden in the Appalachians…

(PS Do you prefer Amazon to the amazing, i.e. the miracle-workers who charge no postage for books to Australia?! I guess American Amazon is good for the US dollar at the moment!)

October 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Sweet little thing…hope she makes a quick recovery. you have given me plenty of inspiration with your books! I recently purchased Slow death by rubber duck. Great read thankyou! I have the artisan’s bread book as it includes some excellent gluten free breads recipes – my daughter and I can not eat gluten. This is one of the many things I love about blogs…access to unlimited ideas and information. Thanks!

October 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

I know, she rocks, right? I’m wading through her whole blog from the beginning in moments here or there.

October 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

ah, feminist cook? er, make-it-from-scratch tragic? xx

October 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

cool! yes, I thought I should move on form the one recipe of theirs I’ve been using for 6 months. I can’t wait to dive in here. xx

October 21, 2010 at 10:45 am

I’ve heard that about the Kingsolver but I wanted to read it anyway. I promise to report back. I’ve used both Amazon and Book Depository. Agree it’s hard to go past Book Depository’s free shipping but I have found that Amazon is cheaper and it kinda evens out. Amazon also delivers faster (much faster sometimes) and I’m an impatient git. xx

October 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

oh cool! I’m glad you liked it! It’s pretty full on and perhaps a little fear-mongering but it really hit home with me and damn did I RUN out and buy the kids stainless steel water bottles!

October 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Nice pile of books! I’d love to hear what you think of Radical Homemakers. I nearly bought it, but I think some silent inner turmoil about not ever wanting to be a ‘housewifey’ in any way, shape or form did some subconscious damage and made me forget all about it.


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