Stop press – waistlines expanding all over the place!


The happy mum and dad to be on holiday in ItalyWell, a warm welcome to my blog folks! This is one I've been looking forward to writing as there's some very exciting news!

It's not just my waistline that's been expanding of late, but that of my niece. The same lovely Louise that got married last October is now very much "with child"!

I am sooooo excited! There were a few health issues in the beginning which is why there has been a bit of a delay in putting this news on my blog, but now all is well and baby will be putting in an appearance at the end of September/the beginning of October.

Aaaaaaand we also now know that it's going to be a GIRL! FANTASTIC! We need a stronger female presence chez Dawson as it's only Louise and I (and Tomasina the cat) flying the flag for "girl power" at the moment.

I've posted a few pictures of our recent trip to Italy, pictures which not only capture what an amazing holiday we all had, but show mum-to-be in full bloom!

Anne's middle son Phil being a waiter (and is that mum-to-be in the background?)

Anne with two of her boys

Everyone is asking what the baby will call me because of the special relationship that Louise and have. I can confirm, that contrary to what some are saying, there will be no "granny Dawson"! Auntie Anne will do just fine :)

I do hope you're enjoying the sunshine that we're having. The temperatures have been phenomenal! Next week I'm taking the youngest to Israel. Having just looked at the forecast for Saturday at the Dead Sea, I see it's going to be 43 degrees! Are you sure?!

Will touch base when I get back.
Love to you all.

Anne x


  1. Susan July 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne,
    Even more fabulous blog than usual!! I am soo happy for Louise and hubby and of course your lovely self. It will be wonderful to have a little girl running around for you as I know you adore your 3..hmm hmm..handsome boys!! But a little girl to dote on, and hand back, gorgeous! Hope all goes well. You all look so happy and relaxed together in the photos. Special family.
    Love Susan x

  2. June Coffey July 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne
    Congratulations to you and family on the great news of new Baby.
    Looking forward to seeing you on QVC
    You have a really wonderful family and all so happy
    Lots of love
    June xxxx

  3. Anne Dawson July 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm -  Reply

    Oh Susan thank you!! Lovely comments as always. Yes the family is such an important of my life,and yes yes yes to the thought of a little girl running around. Problem is she will never get jeans or trousers or anything even remotely tomboyish from me. I’m afraid it’s all going to be pink and fluffy and pretty and girly with bows and ribbons etc etc. I’m sure you get the picture!!!!
    Stay in touch.
    Anne x

  4. Anne Dawson July 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm -  Reply

    Lovely to hear from you June.
    I do feel truly blessed with my family although like every other family we do of course have our moments :)
    We had one the other night, but it was all basically hormones (16 year old ones, not mine haha).
    All good in the hood though.
    Keep in touch
    Anne x

  5. Susan August 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    I bet she will have a very girly wardrobe indeed lol. She’ll be a beauty and have a wonderful family around her. x

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