Thursday, 21 July 2011

Me and Carla Bruni

Me and Carla Bruni...there's a sentence I never thought I'd say.

Me and Carla Bruni. There's a double page spread I never thought I'd see.

But I did.

Me and Carla Bruni. Two photos that I never dreamed I would see side by side. I can only hope that people choose to focus on her bump, or at least my child and her assortment of soft toys.

Me and Carla Bruni. We actually have something in common.

It is true that I have never been a supermodel. Nor am I the First Lady of France. I do not mix with the rich and famous (unless Timmy Mallett counts). I do not lead a jet set lifestyle.

But I DO know what it's like to have a baby at 43.

It's the best thing that ever happened to me. I'm sure that Carla will feel exactly the same.

(...oh, and the other thing about me and Carla Bruni? Who'd've thought that mine would be the name that appears in bold?!)


  1. What a spread Cari! Very proud of you {& quite proud of Carla too}.
    Lovely photo of you and P.

  2. No way! You & Carla, who'd a thought!

  3. Well quite - not a pairing I'd ever envisaged!!

  4. Brilliant stuff. As a fortysomething first time mum, I know just how you both feel! I too got a mention on the same page as the beautiful Carla Bruni!
    Check out page 6 of

  5. What a lovely piece - so we are in the Carla club together eh?!