Time to fess up, the last few weeks my interest in food has been suffering. I have spent weeks alternating between porridge, beans on toast and beans on a Jacket Potatoes. It’s hasn’t been an economy drive , the result of the cold weather trapping me in the house, or some faddy diet. It just that anything with a stronger taste has been turning my stomach.
All pretty odd for a girl who has spent her entire adult life with the first and last thought of the day being “What can I eat next?”, and who would rather buy food than clothes except maybe that Lady Gaga Meat Dress – always thought that looked spot on for some slow braising.
Despite these alarming symptoms I am not panicking because I am assured all this perfect normal for someone in my condition. My condition, I am happily pregnant and until recently rather unhappily suffering the accompanying Morning Sickness
Now this is my first pregancy and I rapidly discovered that Morning Sickness was the biggest misnomer since “Happy Meal”. The sickness actually lasts all day, like travel sickness or a permanent hangover which is doubly unfair because of course I have given up drinking. No big deal not drinking , who wants to drink anyway when a newly heightened sense of smell makes all alcohol smell like old mans shoes.
With the start of the second trimester my morning sickness is beginning to pass, and I am getting excited about food again just in time for Christmas, so normal service will resume