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I've just uploaded three new images of the last canvases of the year. These are all available direct from me. We're getting tight for delivery before Christmas for that special present but I'm sure we can still manage it!
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The last eight months have flown by albeit with one or several problems along the way. Those cleared away and we're ready to become four but boy has this week dragged.
I'm exhausted, OH is really exhausted, too many visitors and guests (although we love you all very much!) be prepared to hear 'not today' uttered when you want to come and see the baby and 'or tomorrow' shouted to the very persistent.
I am of course just being mean, I know! Girl or Boy we will let you know by all means available to man and beast. There are a lot of pigeons up here so be prepared for a splat message...
You'd think it would be easy to name a baby but this one has been so hard!
Ok, so we've made it difficult by not finding out the sex of the baby but come on, shouldn't a name just spring out at us?
So far we've had some very imaginative suggestions from friends. Here and now I'll tell you this will not be a Bob or a Benjamin!
Right, here are the A list names:
Girls: Lola, Soraya,
Boys: Jude, Charlie, Theodore,
See we're really struggling and no we don't need ideas like Fergus or Mhairi or Bob!
If you feel like sending us a suggestion bear in mind I'm Katharine Jane, my husband is Nicholas Edward and our daughter is Isabella Elisabeth. We also have a dog called Remy!
So just over a week to go before 9 months becomes a baby. We're so excited here but just a little unsure. We've no idea what to expect other than a baby. So many have asked us what we are having! I promise we will let you know as soon as we do!
Now to names, we are no closer to a decision having dropped Reuben for a boy and Amelia for a girl. Much pondering to do.
Back off to hospital for my final check up and scan tomorrow before the great inducement on the 25th.
Moving on to other things, we had a great meeting today with the fabulous Yvette Turnbull. If anyone at Ryedale District Council deserves their salary it would be Yvette! We learned much and think the project can leap forwards when we find time. She's also a font of knowledge on who is who and provided some great information on the art scene here.
Now expecting friends for dinner, so a full on day! Here's to hoping for a long sleep tonight!
Why does it have to be so difficult to set up email addresses, websites and microsoft outlook?
I've spent the last couple of days trying to make new email addresses work as I migrate my old site into the new one?
OK, I'm 36 weeks pregnant and a little shy on computer knowledge but really should it be that difficult?
On a warmer front, we're two lots of lovely visitors down and one still to come, arriving today.
The Palmers came and were magnificent, helping around the house and showering Issie with love. Then came the in-laws on top form. We enjoyed great food, a wonderful trip into the Malton Food Festival.
And now for the Royal Robin, the final guest of the year! And yes the husband has won a Jaguar for a week, so I guess I won't see him much when he finally decides which one to have and where to take it!
Two and a half weeks to D day and all is sorted bar the pram and that's his responsibility! Boys toys! Madness
Yesterday was a day of extremes. First the OH forgot that we were dropping our daughter at school and headed in the wrong direction. Then we realised we'd both forgotten her lunchbox!
Got to York on time despite the efforts of geriatric drivers and worse. I had my umpteenth scan where we got concerned about the low level of fluid surrounding the baby. Yikes, another thing to worry about.
Then they said that the baby would be 5lb 1oz if born now. They then said it would put on 1-2oz a week and at full term (40 weeks) we will have a 7lb 8oz baby! This puts our small baby into the above average size catergory! Blimey, so 2 weeks ago we had a small baby and now we have a bigger than normal baby!
We think that the scan was maybe slightly out this time but back again in 2 weeks for scan, monitoring and review and in on the 25th for delivery.
I am at a loss! Elsewhere our little project gathers pace with meetings set up and a plan forming.
It's been such a busy couple of weeks and I've been quite lapse with doing updates. So here's what I've been up to!
We headed off to see Aunty Sarah to discuss a commission and had a lovely visit. Issie worked her little socks off and was rewarded with a bareback ride on Fari unaided, not bad for a four year old! Then she drove Bessie, the lovely old blue tractor.
From there we went to the Bevere Gallery on the outskirts of Worcester and were wowed by their stunning array of ceramics and discussed the possibility of exhibiting some artwork there in the future.
Then on to Bristol to deliver a picture to our newest client collectors! Not only did they take in and hang their latest purchase they put us up for three nights and much amusement was had by all.
Then it was a mad dash back to the one year anniversary of the Gallery Beyond in Nunnington, where we helped to host the event and met lots of wonderful people.
And it doesn't end there, we then celebrated my birthday with friends, struggled to recover from the weeks activities and found some yellow roses on the doorstep from whom we still don't know!
Answers on a postcard!
This week sees the last of my art classes for the group from Weaverthorpe, another trip to York District hospital for checks, two sets of visitors and plans to finish the last three pictures of the year. Longer term plans are to have a baby in the next four weeks and start the hunt for viable studio space in 2012 amongst other little germs of ideas!
East Ness, Nunnington, York, YO62 5XE
Artist, mother, wife!