Babe: 2 years and 10 months outside
Babeling: 20 weeks inside

I paid for it the next day, but I couldn’t put the book down. It was a very gripping account of giving birth which left no gasp, pant or bodily fluid unrecorded. All in a birth centre, which left me fuming about my current expulsion from any such place.

Anyway, the reason I had the book at all – Mama Lama Ding Dong by Ayun Halliday – very funny and not exclusively about bodily fluids, though they do feature – is that the author is coming here! To my blog! This Saturday! I feel famous and writerly by proxy. I’m hosting a day of her virtual book tour, which will not be polluting the environment in any way at all, as one of 31 mummy blogs throughout August. Maybe you could come and have a look.

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