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Welcome to The Pretty Walrus (read the Hello page for an explanation on the name). I am Clare, married to David, and mother to Emily and Adam. The Pretty Walrus follows our journey from the UK to Malta to Dubai, and all our adventures along the way. Enjoy your stay!



My mum is here at the moment, helping me with practical things like giving Emily her first bath (pictured), which I am pleased to report Emily enjoyed very much! Tomorrow, Emily will be three weeks old. I always knew I'd love being a mummy but I never for a minute imagined I'd love it this much. I feel complete. No matter what, I cannot get enough of this little one. I only wish I could freeze certain moments in time.


  1. Oh isn't she just the cutest lil thing!!! Congratulations on such a beautiful baby girl!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

  2. Oh she is too beautiful!

    Gosh, three weeks, already! It's flown by!

  3. oh so so cute! and very photogenic :)

  4. She's gorgeous :) and looks really cosy in her bath robe :)

  5. All through my childrens' lives I've actively thought I MUST REMEMBER THIS MOMENT and actually it kind of works: the pure bliss in my daughter's eyes half-shutting as she feeds, my son as a toddler spending hours playing with a stick in a puddle as the dying sunlight hits it - me cross then remembering this will NEVER be quite like this again! And the old cliche is oh so true - they grow up so quickly! Enjoy her, she's beautiful!

  6. She is so adorable. Gorgeous baby!

  7. This picture is so perfect!!! I am so happy for you and your beautiful new family!

  8. Oh this makes my heart gorgeous! I absolutely love this post, I can feel your love!

  9. God bless your days and nights dear lady. At least if you cannot freeze those moments in time, you may always remember them.

    All my love,

    Shell xx

  10. Clare,

    I just caught up on your blog posts from December until now! My goodness! :) Congratulations are DEFINITELY in order! Your bundle of joy is as beautiful as she is innocent! SO happy for you!

    Much love & happiness from my heart to yours,


  11. you´re so cute!!!
    beautiful post!!!
    love it!!!=P

  12. isn't it amazing how you feel so complete, even though you never knew something was missing? Congratulations!! She sure is a cutie!

  13. Congratulations!! Your daughter is beautiful!! I hope you feel better soon, yes eat more like your health visitor says.


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