Friday, April 18, 2008

Cake

Sometimes I love my job...

This week, i've dined (and reviewed) at one of my favourite pizza pasta restaurants - which has just opened in my area - lunched at a Michelin starred restaurant and written a feature about teashops.

For three days this week I visited a series of gorgeous tea shops and sampled so many lovely cakes i was actually craving fruit!

I ate here and here

It was all done in the line of duty...of course!!

I managed - in all but one lovely place - to eat half (or even less) and take half home with me. I actually threw away half a - very lovely - chocolate muffin and half a peanut butter sandwich cookie last night. As I then ate a whole packet of chocolate buttons (yum) i'm not sure that actually says too much about my will power.

I - and by body - am lucky it's Passover this weekend and that my carb (if not my sugar) consumption will drop for at least a week.

I'll be dreaming of those cakes by this time next week.

Happy Pesach to all my Jewish readers - if any.

Sadly, both my friends doing cycles here had BFN's. My friend trying her last frostie - which had been PGD'd and was a perfect blast - was cruelly tricked by two lines on a stick followed by a lowish beta that failed to rise. My friend on her first cycle with one embie was beaten up by AF pitching up before she even got to test. I wish I could make it all better for both of them.

Friend one has decided to give up. In her early 40's she feels enough is enough. She's done enough cycles now - even got pg but lost twins at 9 weeks - and cant' go through it any more. Friend two is only at the start of her journey although she's just 40 and only managed to produce one egg this cycle. I hope she gets there. I hate seeing her and her husband going through this. F'ing IVF - it stinks.

5 comments:

B said...

You lucky lucky girl...can we swap jobs for a week? Hey perhaps I can cover your maternity leave, you could still do the necessary cooking and I could pass the dishes off as mine!!

Sorry about your friends - it sucks royally.

Have a great weekend. Hugs x

CAM said...

Well, now I definitely want some cake! Cupcakes are my favorite!
:)

My Reality said...

Can I have your job, PLEASE?

Bea said...

Wouldn't it be great to just reach out and make it all happen the way people wanted it to?

Bea

Foreverhopeful said...

OH my gosh, I want your job!!!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your friends. IF really is so unfair and I hate everything about it. Glad they such a caring friend to help them through this.