Category Archives: Life

Einde Kraamtijd

If I were writing this blog solely for other people, now would be a good, if somewhat belated moment to discontinue it. I don’t think anyone reads it any more. If you think I should abandon this blog, just let … Continue reading

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Ilias Eoin Linus Xavier Macdonald

Our difficulties with choosing names for our children are well documented. If reading that gives you a sense of déjà vu, that’s hardly surprising, because they’re actually really well documented. This was almost the hardest decision we’ve ever had to … Continue reading

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Too Flogged To Blog

What I haven’t written here over the last couple of days speaks volumes; to me, anyway. We didn’t even manage to take any photos on Thursday or Friday, but are rectifying that today with a selection of shots of the … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Five

Sarah woke me at 05:30 this morning with labour pains. Successive contractions were just a couple of minutes apart, so I got straight on the phone to Laura, our midwife, and Jacky, our doula. This is the same birth team … Continue reading

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The Hypothetical Eleventh Month Fuck-Stop

What a week. Take my advice: If you’ve got young children and you are planning to have more, stop fucking at the start of November and don’t reconvene until January. The timing of late July/early August for being heavily pregnant … Continue reading

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