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I can't remember if I mentioned already, but Amélie came home from nursery yesterday and went pretty much straight to sleep. She woke once, and then woke up fully at 4am (!). We tried leaving her to cry, but she was still crying after half an hour and we were both frazzled, so I went in and got her. She felt a bit cold, so perhaps we should have gone in first when she started crying and checked all was OK. Lu said that the Babycentre website recommends going in every few minutes, at increasing intervals. I can't find mention of this on the site though offhand. There's so much advice it's hard to know what to do.

Lu came downstairs around 7am, so we swapped and I went back to bed. Again I hadn't been able to go to sleep until 1-2am, so was running on fumes. In fact I'm so tired all the time now I semi-feel like I'm living in a dream world. I definitely don't feel myself, and certainly not rested.

Lu and Amélie left at the usual time of 1pm, and I had a shorter than usual nap. I woke up around 3pm and couldn't get back to sleep. The sun was out, so after a bit of faff I eventually made it over to Yateley Heath Wood. This is definitely becoming my favourite place to walk, as it reminds me so much of Alice Holt. I'm curious what cycling there will be like. The first section is mostly hill, once I've got there of course. Even walking though tires me out, and I could feel various aches and pains in my joints. There's a lot of stress on them I suppose. I probably ought to wear walking boots as well. I enjoyed the walk so much I could have gone around again, if I'd had time. Again, this was just like being back at Alice Holt, where I used to both walk and cycle round the forest twice, just for fun.

Lu and Amélie were back at 6pm. I attempted again to make a fiorentina pizza with a margherita base, spinach, an egg (just for me, not for Lu), and this time mozzarella pearls (the latter tastes so yummy!). I'd hoped to grate the latter, but they were way too soft so I sliced instead. For some reason the result was really soggy on my half, so I'm not sure if the water came from the cheese or the spinach.

It's almost time for games, if enough people turn up.

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