Dorothy Parker and her estate.
Three be the things I am wiser to know:
Antenatal classes, proper diet and the myth of a pregnancy glow
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Swollen ankles, vomiting, heartburn and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Stylish clothes, a tiny bump and insufficient pain.
Three be the things I shall have till I deliver:
Anaemia, diabetes and worries about problems upriver.
Yes, I know it doesn’t scan. Poetry writing is harder than you might imagine.
And may I use this opportunity to announce that my sister-in-law has
joined the ranks of the pregnant. Fantastic, the Princess will
have a cousin
in February. Yes, I’m sure that they think of it in those terms
also; why do you ask? Anyhow, much rejoicing and excitement
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on 12 September 2005 at 02:58
And you’re wrong about it not scanning. I scanned it this evening, and it worked perfectly.
on 12 September 2005 at 09:23
You are v. generous JD.
FT, you’ve been away. Welcome back.