It's been recommended to me by some of you commenters that I try sleeping with a body pillow at night, to help fix my frequent insomnia. I still haven't quite figured out how it's supposed to work, but I want one anyway (despite the boy's assertion that he is a perfectly adequate body pillow for me).
Well, the little buggers are proving hard to come by.
In the weekend we tried three different bedware shops in town - none sold them, although they all used to. Apparently they were all the rage just a year or two ago. By the time I'd been disappointed that many times, my bump had started to complain so we went home.
I rang a few places. Bedpost has two shops - the more distant one definitely has them, the nearer one possibly has them. I did a little dance of triumph and resolved to drive over to the nearer shop.
The man at Bedpost shook his head and told me they used to have them, but not any more. But he did promise to get one for me overnight.
The other positive thing to come out of my unsuccessful trip into town was that I didn't have to come home empty-handed. Just a couple of doors down is a French bakery, its display case crammed full of highly edible goodies with unpronouncable (unless you can speak French) names.
Far from having made a completely wasted journey, I returned with booty - a large, round, almond-topped, vanilla cream-stuffed eclair - almost the size of a pillow.