Autumn is most definitely here. The trees are all turning and the parks are littered with burnt orange and bright banana yellow leaves.
- We walked the river in Richmond. I attached the winter foot muff to Linc’s pushchair. It’s like a mobile bed - I want an adult-sized one for myself to be pushed around in.
- Holland Park was crawling with people. I hear it’s half-term. We walked through the Dutch and Japanese gardens and admired the red maple trees and watched people sit in the sun reading their books. A man walked a peacock around, talking to strangers about its eating habits and attitude toward other birds and people. “Don’t feed this one” he said. “This one’s a baby.” I watched as 10 people crowded around the peacock with their mobile phones and felt as though I was thrown into some kind of alternate reality. This is life in 2018.
- Linc is standing on his own now. Only for a few short seconds, but he is standing without assistance. He makes 11 months today (October 22). He’s sleeping better on most nights. Falls asleep at around 8-9pm and sleeps through to around 6-7am. A few times he’s woken up crying in the middle of the night and we have to pat his back until he falls asleep again. Sometimes it takes an hour to get him back down, but he eventually falls asleep, thankfully. Whew. Just to think we have to do this all over again once we return from our Hawai’i trip in January.
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- After an embarrassingly long time, I finally finished reading The Goldfinch. I feel as though a new chapter’s begun in my own life after putting it down.
So much has changed since I started the book.