My cousin is in the papers – Gran thought her pregnancy was menopause – I am bemused/depressed by the angle of age in this. I am actually 6 weeks older than her and wouldn’t welcome being reported in this “old biddy” manner.
I am really interested in how this has been covered. I had nothing to do with the story itself, and heard she was contacted by the local television news over the weekend. Then that someone offered her a few hundreds of pounds for the story, which is now national, indeed international.
It has taken on something of a life of its own online – there are comments on blogs about whether she was drinking alcohol whilst pregnant and even romantising the story to celebrating her wedding anniversary when realising she was pregnant.
The published story isn’t quite as I understand from “the inside”, but obviously the baby is much welcomed and will be well loved.
I like to think that I would have ensured a more flattering impression – but then as the family public relations “expert”, I wasn’t asked!!