Five Fact Friday

1. Insomnia has hit this week. I keep waking up for no apparent reason and then not being able to fall back to sleep for ages. The other night I was wide awake from 1.30am to 5am but when it came to getting up for work at 7am I could have happily stayed asleep. Urgh!
2. It was ironic that I posted an 'I love pregnancy' post yesterday (I wrote it a week or so ago and scheduled it) because I've been in a grump for the last couple of days. I'm tired (see above), I'm hot and I look like a whale in all my summer clothes. It's just a phase I'm sure.
3. Springwatch is back! For those of you who don't know, it's a live wildlife program which is currently being hosted at a nature reserve which was just down the road from where we used to live in Aberystwyth.
To be honest I don't think I should keep on watching the webcams because it's making me feel quite homesick. We used to go to Ynys-hir (the reserve) all the time and this type of weather makes me crave being out in the countryside while everything is all green and lush and bursting with life. We're settling into Cardiff but I still miss Aber so much.
4. The Olympic torch is coming to Cardiff today. Some random man came and asked if he could put bunting up on our house because they're filming it coming down our road, but we're no-where near the official route so I don't know why it would be coming down our little backstreet! I'm at work today but I'm hoping that it'll be this evening and we'll get our own little private show with someone famous parading it around! {I probably won't recognise who they are though!}
5. I've got a ridiculously busy two weeks coming up and I'm feeling a little apprehensive about it. I'm sure it won't be as bad as I'm expecting, and I need to just try and relax and actually enjoy each thing I do rather than constantly be thinking of the next meeting or thing I've got to get done but I still think I'm going to feel exhausted, especially as I'm not sleeping well. If I'm not posting so much in the next few days then you know why.
I feel like this Five Fact Friday is on a bit of a downer, but I'm just feeling tired and sorry for myself. I've got nothing to complain about really and I'm sure a relaxing day in the sunshine will cheer me up tomorrow!

**UPDATE**: I am no longer so gloomy because look what my husband dropped off at work to surprise me when I got back from lunch break…
Sweetest man alive.


  1. Beautiful flowers! What a thoughtful hubby! Hope you are able to get some rest soon, sweet mama!

  2. Lovely flowers - insomnia is horrid - sleep whenever you can get a nap - even during your lunch break if there is somewhere quiet to lie down - I reckon this is one of God's ways of acclimatising us to sleepless nights!!

  3. how sweet of your hubs!! its getting harder for me to sleep too!

  4. Oh! Hooray for husbands that do the right things at the right time. :)

  5. Those are lovely flowers, your husband is a sweetheart! Pregnancy is definitely full of ups and downs, grumpy and good days haha! It is normal (though it can be a bummer!). Like someone above said, nap when you can :)

  6. Your hubby is a gem! Anne B.

  7. Beautiful flowers! Husbands of pregnant women deserve a special award :) My husband is in full-time ministry too, so your blog really caught my eye... hope you have a great day!!