Thanks for the lovely comments, emails and messages – after getting seriously worse my back is now much much better.

Am so enamored of the effect of physio plus acupuncture that am almost convinced I need to retrain as an acupuncturist! Amazing stuff!

I've been lying very low and relying on a lot of help for the last few days; there was a point at which, for a few days, I had to get someone else to lift Ivy out of her cot to feed her. To those mothers with ongoing chronic back problems, my heart goes out to you.

So am back upright and have a clearer head and am feeling very grateful for the little things:


:: babies who sleep anywhere and easily



:: Anzacs (recipe)



:: reading!


 :: the yeasty smell of the first loaf of bread rising since Thursday



:: and perhaps surprisingly – delicious chicken soup!

Yep, somewhere along there a week or so ago I woke up one day really really really needing to eat some red meat. And so I did. After my meat-free May turned into our meat-free year, I now know for sure there are hundreds of cheap, fabulous vegetarian meals to cook. But right now I seem to need heme iron and lots of protein. 

I hope the appearance of the odd meat based recipe back here won't upset my vegetarian friends. 

Hope you are all very well and that there are little things thrilling you too. 



6 Comments on “back!

December 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm

So glad you’re feeling better Fi.
And, give your body what it tells you it needs, I reckon!

December 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm

yay! chicken soup for the soul (and the back??)

i, for one, loved coming over and looking after baby for you and Tilly is soooo sweet, when she jumped into my lap for cuddles, i felt truly blessed:)

hey if you have nothing better to do tonight ( yes i know!) then check out Sam de Brito’s All Men Are Liars blog on the SMH website

I’m so incensed I don’t know where to start and may end up outing myself ( no not as a witch, dear reader, but as a medieval historian who specialises in heresy and witchcraft)

the man has NO idea about historical context and religious background- or am i overreacting?

perhaps another wine…

December 1, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I somehow missed your last post – this is hard. Happy to hear you had lots of help.

International Woman of Mystery
December 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm

The little thing that is thrilling me at the moment is SNOW. Okay, given it’s currently covering everything the eye can see it’s probably more of a big thing. But for this little Aussie, it’s very exciting. We are now officially a two-sled family and took a fabulous adventure yesterday to find the best hill around. Had the girls on sleds the entire way. Fabulous!

December 1, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Hi Fiona, really glad you’re doing much better…..and it must be this weather or something, but I woke up and looked out the window and thought,… hmmm
i really want soup tonight. ( we had split pea!)

December 2, 2010 at 10:41 am

Good to hear you’re better! I’ve discovered the wonders of physiotherapists recently. They bring such sweet relief!


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