Old folk at lunch

Monday, October 3, 2011

Matthew update

Matthew is now 5 weeks old and my prediction that he will be tall is already being borne out. Paul says he is already unusually "long".

Something Paul said in his latest email is something that ALL single people should heed:
We look back at life before children (B.C) and although it wasn’t that long ago in physical time, it already feels like a completely DIFFERENT life!! An emptier life…. Something was definitely missing and now we know what it was … Susan and I are of course very close but turning the 2 of us into 3 has been a whole new, enlightening experience!

Some photos below:

Matthew with his gorgeous mother

The hat boy. Like father like son. I remember Paul when he was a kid going to bed with his hat on

UPDATE: Now the full truth can be told. After checking with Paul to see that it would not embarrass him, I can reveal that I recall him as a kid going to bed with TWO hats on!

And things haven't changed much. See below when Paul on a recent occasion was again wearing two hats. If you look closely, you can see that he is wearing a cap with a sombrero over the top of it


  1. Beautiful pictures, a new life begins. By the way did ye see the Australian Ireland rugby match. I think it was brillant, sheer, joy. Now do not give out Austarlia is one of my favourite places in the world.

  2. Rugby?? Wrong blog to be using that word. :)

    Have you considered taking up chess instead of Rugby?