The Summer of Getting Fat

That’s what we should call this summer… the summer of getting fat.

I’ve nearly hit five months of the pregnancy, and to be honest I’m just grateful for every day that passes and things keep going well. However, as is usually the case with me, my penchant for carbs is having an adverse effect on my waistline. Why do I have to develop an aversion to protein and salad but develop a deep craving for peanut butter on toast?

I’ve also developed an obsession with blueberries. Well that’s quite healthy I hear you say. Yes for me and the baby, not so much for the bank balance. No one tell my husband, but I’ve spent twelve quid on blueberries in the last week. . . and the irony is that I don’t even like them that much when not pregnant. Not unless they are encased in a muffin and being washed down with a mocha latte.

This post isn’t just to moan about how fat I am getting, but also to give a little update on what else is going on at the moment.

I don’t think it’s going to be a huge surprise to anyone to know that I’ve been on a bit of a break. I’ve been off social media and all promoting for the last few months. Mainly because I wanted to concentrate on the baby and my family but also because I felt so rough in the early weeks that I was falling asleep at every available moment. There wasn’t much time for tweets, status updates, or giveaways.

So I decided to have the summer off and reread some of my favourite books. So far I have read ten books since the beginning of the summer holiday, which has been amazing. I haven’t had the time to read this much in years and it’s been comforting spending time with my favourite characters again.

However this is me and I can’t ever stop writing for long, so I’ve actually started a new project. I’m about a third of the way through a first draft and I’m loving the whole thing. It’s a departure for me genre wise and it’s been exciting pushing my imagination in new directions.

I’ve also got the Four Brits Book Fest, Birmingham signing coming up next June so I am putting some ideas together for swag giveaways . I’m guessing I’m going to be a bit busy in the spring so as much prep as I can do now the better.

Before the end of the holiday I will post my Re-Read Summer list and share with you all the great reads I’ve had over the last month, and obviously I will update on the new project as and when I can.

But for now, I’m wishing everyone a happy remaining summer holiday.xxxx