Baby Steps

I do love a baby. Especially mine obviously, but they’re not babies anymore. And I’m not broody when I see one nowadays, just ridiculously tears-in-eyes happy. So much so I think I slightly freaked out the young mother in John Lewis last week, whose sleeping baby looked so beautiful tucked up in its pram I wanted to hug her (I didn’t). When the latest royal baby arrived earlier this week – adorable! – I loved seeing Prince Harry practically bursting with pride when he announced the news. I also loved the fact that they spent a couple of days (hopefully in pyjamas) together before facing the media. Seeing Kate on those steps last year in full make up, hair done and in heels hours after having hers made me feel quite uncomfortable and not just because I could barely walk in bloody slippers after having mine. But that’s another tears-in-eyes story.

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Current white in the fridge: Reuilly Henri Beurdin

Price: £8.39 - Buy From Majestic

If Sancerre is your idea of wine heaven, this is a bit like it but cheaper. The region is Reuilly, not far from Sancerre in France’s Loire Valley but the richer soils tend to produce wines with more weight to them. You still get buckets of light, bright Sauvignon characters and plenty of zip. Btw, the price is if you buy six bottles but even if you buy one at full price, it’s still good value.

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Current red in the rack: Emiliana Organic Malbec

Price: £9.00 - Buy From M&S

Love this bright, juicy Malbec from Chile made from organically grown grapes grown on 15 year-old vines. Think blackcurrant, black cherries and spice, the latter from a little bit of oak ageing. As well as being organic, it’s also suitable for vegans. Very more-ish, just so you know.

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