Today I opened the Cambridgeshire Baby and Toddler Show, which largely involved saying a few words about all the great exhibitors and people behind the scenes, and then managing to elegantly cut through a piece of purple ribbon without messing it up.
I think both went pretty well, mainly because a) the sun was shining so I was in a super happy mood b) lots of lovely mums and dads turned up with their bumps and babies and toddlers, and c) the scissors were sharp.
Everyone was very kind, and clapped and looked interested…probably because I was waving a sharp implement about and looking as though I might do some damage with it if people didn’t clap and look interested, thus:
I met some amazing and dedicated midwives, checked out a birthing pool or two, had a shoulder massage c/o the delightful Clarins ladies who told me I am a bag of knots (I CANNOT resist a massage, and it sounds like I need a few more…), learned about some super products on the market these days for pregnant women (why didn’t they have nice maternity bras like that when I was a new mum, eh?!) and had a good chat with the founder of DaddyNatal, a simply ingenius idea where he gives ante-natal ‘classes’ to dads…..down the pub. Love it.
Tomorrow a film crew arrives in my house and we start filming my new TV series about parenting, for Daybreak. Gonna be an exciting week!