‘Walnuts are one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3s. A handful of walnuts is a great choice for an on-the-run snack for a pregnant woman like you.’ Wise words from the wholesome foods for pregnant women newsletter that spammed my inbox this morning. The internet used to spam me kitesurfing holidays in faraway places, Torque wrenches for carbon fibre handlebars and err, other stuff. Now it’s pregnancy supplements, pampers offers and err, other stuff. Anyway, I just happen to quite like walnuts so I took their advice and went out and bought a bag of walnuts. However, when it came to cracking them I couldn’t find the nutcracker. Leo’s favorite pastime is to empty the kitchen drawers and then hide stuff around the house. I found an egg whisk in the toilet yesterday. Scrambled eggs anyone? So, I found myself with a bag of nuts and no cracker. It was at that point that it occurred to me that I had carried around a 33lb nutcracker for the last 19 days. Talk about ah-ha! moment. I find it hard to describe in words the pleasure and satisfaction of cracking walnuts with my prosthetic belly. I never thought I say this, but you’ve got try one of these things; if for no other reason, to crack a walnut.

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