The kindness of strangers

The moving boxes are unpacked (almost), the sofa is assembled, the internet connection is sorted…..aaaaand I’m back to blog!

One of the very best things about blogging is the way it connects you to other people, be it readers or other bloggers that you stumble upon as you crawl and trawl through cyberspace. You leave comments, people comment back and sometimes these virtual handshakes lead to real life encounters.  Like my monthly book group, which is hosted by fellow blogger Helena Halme.

And not that very long ago I received a package from Denmark. From a Brit living in Denmark, who had asked about my address so that she could send me some baby books in Danish.

Inside was some marcipanbrød (which disappeared in a second) and these two books about natural childbirth: one from birth guru and social anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger and another one from childbirth specialist Michel Odent.

Those might come in real handy when I lie screaming in the birthing centre at St. Mary’s Hospital, trying to remember why I chose not to have an epidural. Will get back to these when I’ve finished them.

And then there was this gift. A soft one.

I wonder what’s inside…

Ooh, the cutest little helmet hats. They are very popular in Denmark (where mums also put their babies outside to sleep, even in the winter) and apparently you can’t really get those here in the UK.

Now that we know the sex of the baby I guess we’ll have to pass on the pink ones.

Hmmmm, but I wonder if the mint-coloured one will look good on a boy?

I guess so.

ps. thank you again for the lovely gift Babs – hope you stop by for tea soon.

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6 responses to “The kindness of strangers

  1. Love the pose!

  2. Mette,
    Love the picture of Doctor Evil in a baby hat!
    Helena xx
    PS. Can’t wait to see at the book club next week. Thank you, lovely, for the mention, the feeling is oh so mutual. xx

    • thank you both. I’ve passed your compliments on to Sam the Poser.

      see you soon Helena. I’m stuck inside today with no hot water, the perfect occasion to lie on the sofa with a book 🙂

      xx

  3. Oh he looks too cute. And a little disturbing. LOL. So glad you could make use of it all!

  4. just found your blog – am missing london so much right now…

    but hey, why cant a baby boy wear a pink hat!?!?!?!

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