The lovely Amanda from LPlates (via Chantelle from fatmumslim) tapped me on the shoulder in a new photo tag thingy:
I love how every photo tells a story. I want to know what is your favourite photo of yourself. So share the photo, share the story and then tag three other people. I want to see photos and stories all around the blogosphere.
SO, here is mine:
This is me, pregnant and debauched, in Mycanos.
It's not evident from the photo, but I am totally high on drugs. Caffeine, to be precise. Though I abstained from all caffeine for the first 6 months of my pregnancy, the coffee in Europe was so superlatively good that I couldn't resist.
The effects on my pregnant body were immediate and extreme. I bounced around the gorgeous isle of Mycanos like a cumbersome Eveready Bunny, climbing hills and paddling in the clear blue waters, until I crashed at the end of each day in a heap with my varicose veins throbbing, my lovely (and very temporarily) big boobs aching, and my head spinning.
Sitting on the table is Chicken. The older kids asked us to take Chicken on our holiday, and to photograph his journey as he travelled with us.
Travelling must have suited Chicken, because, miraculously, he grew around 5 inches during the trip. We told the kids it was due to all the fabulous pasta and souvlaki. They never figured out that the original Chicken got lost somewhere on the flight from Australia, to be replaced in a panic at the nearest souvenir shop as we arrived in Venice.
God knows how we found a toy poultry in the heart of canal territory. Travelling is, indeed, a strange and wondrous thing.