There’s a great Christmas Day anecdote about the actor Andrea Riseborough’s grandmother, “Nana”, who pretty much raised the star and used to rise at 5am and hit the sack at 11pm. “She started work at 13 years old pushing a bread cart up a really steep hill and worked as a cleaner until late into her 80s,” Andrea told
You obviously have the same insta algorithm as me as I saw that post about a favourite hob too (top right for me!). Writing this about to go into clinic for my first egg transfer - excited but terrified at the same time. Thank you for such lovely content and can’t wait to see you back in 2023. Sending all the love. Jennifer x
I have got into the habit of making a cup of tea after my son's saturday morning football, finding somewhere quiet and reading the newsletter. It has become a ritual over several weeks so I am going to miss this news letter. Thank You for sharing your life and insights with us and for writing so beautifully. You are right to press pause and we wish you all the very best Emma
Thanks for your brilliant pithy writing . Wishing you all the best ❤️
I just subscribed yesterday having only just heard about your writing. I have today read everything I could and thank you so much for your courage and for making me think. I can’t imagine what you have been through as I am someone who was lucky enough to conceive my three lovely daughters without much thought but I am so happy to hear that you are pregnant.
My daughter has lived with a chronic eating disorder for sixteen years which has made it impossible for her to have a family. The pain of this has been terrible and as I have so many times tried (ineffectively) to pick up the pieces when her friends told her they were pregnant, your comments about the best way to give this news being by text really resonated with me. It was such good advice and exactly the sort of thing people need to know but are never told.
It must have taken considerable courage for you to write with such honesty about your IVF journey and about living with endometriosis. I too have endometriosis and was misdiagnosed for ten years being told I was a neurotic woman with pmt and an unhappy marriage by male doctors. At the time I hadn’t heard of endometriosis and I simply believed that my pain was imagined and that I was a bit insane! I cannot thank you enough for writing about such difficult subjects because it is only when strong intelligent young women like yourself speak out that things will change.
I am sorry that I only discovered your writing as you start to take a break but I will sign up (and become a paying subscriber) when you return. In the meantime I wish you every good thing in the future and hope your new baby brings you and your family the happiness you deserve. Sending you love Liz
Thank you for bringing a regular smile to my inbox. I'll miss it. Sending you all the love as you start this next adventure. Can't wait to hear about it at some point next year. Helen xxx
All the best Emma, much love to you and yours xx
Goodbye for now and good luck Emma! Will miss your writing x
Thanks for all the conversations I’ve always wanted to listen in on Emma. Enjoy the break before the storm (in a good way).
There is a setting on every household appliance clearly marked as "That'll Do". As any bloke will tell you, under no circumstances do you even look at the others. It's always in the middle of any given scale, you can't miss it.
Aww you too. Yes, top left hand hob. Yes pants under PJs. Toilet paper OVER the TOP, obvs. Enjoy your Festive break.