This week we did the 'Glastonbury Shop', ahead of packing and going in a week or so. It contained all the usual.. lots of baby wipes, snacks, tissues, sun cream.. but this time, excitingly, a lot of non-alcoholic substitutes too. We are anticipating it being a little tricky trying to disguise the fact I'm not going to be drinking when camping and hanging out with ten people or so. David has dutifully stepped up to the mark to help and I found him googling as many alternatives as possible to help me distract and keep our little secret safe for another few weeks. We are also hoping that people won't notice after they've had a few drinks themselves as the day goes on.
I've been sampling non-alcoholic red wines from various supermarkets over the past week or so to find the least offensive one to take (no glass allowed at Glasto, which kind of helps as I'll be able to decant things into plain collapsible water containers as we usually would to get on site). I've settled for Eisberg Red Wine, found at Morrissons and Tesco, which doesn't really taste like the real deal.. and a lot like what you may buy from the corner shop at uni for £2.50 back in the day. I've also been really enjoying tonic water with various mixer syrups (raspberry/cherry/ginger/elderflower) too, so we bought plenty of tonic with plans to make my own batch up for my rucksack at the beginning of the day so when I'm pouring myself drinks during the day no-one should be any the wiser. David also found some Budvar Shandy, which I was a bit skeptical about as it wouldn't usually be my tipple, but the mention of no alcohol is so small on the cans I figured it can't do any harm to take it to help bluff too.
Other than that we stocked up on the usual cereal bars/noodles/Skittles to keep energy up during the day, as well as lots of bottled water. We are also bringing lots of rehydration treatment sachets to help me (or us both) recover from long tiring days too.
This time we are staying in a caravan (thanks Phil!) so I'm honestly hoping to be able to get a decent night's sleep and hopefully a sleep in each morning if possible. I think it'll help during long days of miles and miles of walking. I'm obviously not uncomfortable at night yet but do just feel like I'm going through each day with a undeserved hangover and carrying a lot more tiredness before I even do anything. It's like I can only charge my body battery to 50%.
This week I've mainly been feeling zonked, and like I have a mild stomach bug that just won't shift. I've been trying to keep up my gym routine (I usually do spinning at least once a week, Body Attack and either Body Pump or Body Combat), and earlier this week I felt fine, but today it pretty much floored me and I've been over-tired for the rest of the day. I feel quite determined to keep my strength up as I feel it can only help my stamina and general health as I go on, but I will be listening to how I feel and cutting myself some slack along the way if I need to.
Baby this week is, according to my Baby Centre app, about the size of a blueberry (which felt all kings of wrong when I made Vivienne blueberry pancakes on Tuesday), so at about 1.25cm. It feels massive to me considering only a few weeks ago it was a poppy seed. This whole pregnancy lark blows my mind..