Archive for September, 2008

You know you’re getting old when …

Monday, September 29th, 2008

… suddenly, inexplicably (?), people start calling you “baba” (“father” in Zulu for those of you not local). “Hello baba, what can I do for you?” at reception; “Bye baba!” at the parking exits at Cavendish; “OK baba” when I don’t-want-to-buy-one-thank-you. Oh dear. I saw a very nice vintage replica Vespa that I think I [...]

These thick clustered rose petal days

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

that fall about us in a shower leaving a scent on the evening air that’s reminiscent of others. Tens of hundreds of thousands of others that were beautiful too. And each one we rush through and we wish gone and we wade through neck deep in delicate petals that we don’t see and rush through [...]

I am drinking inferior coffee

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

The two “big” girls and I have colds of such significant stinkiness that I’ve had to go and find the strongest French Roast I can just to be able to taste my coffee. Oh the shame.

Before the dastardly colds descended

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Airshow chez nous

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

We thought we’d celebrate two weeks of Emily’s life with a little fly-by. Boeings in formation over the swimming pool. Supersonic jet and tasteful foliage.

I don’t know why I wanted a little boy, Mum, this is much better.

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

I was reading Angelina Ballerina’s Baby Sister to Josie this evening: “Why is Angelina angry Daddy?” “She’s jealous, Josie.” “What’s jealous?” “She feels her sister is getting all the attention and she’s getting none.” “What attention?” “She feels like everyone’s spending time with her sister and no-one’s spending time with her.” “But that’s fair!” “Is [...]

More pics

Friday, September 12th, 2008

… in the gallery

Emily Ayla

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Some pics of Emily now in the gallery

Cinderella Matutu was (by far) the friendliest sister on the NIC ward

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Thanks to her and others (especially Glynis Garrod), we’re all home safe and sound.

I’m not a fan of newborn pics

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Our little girl was born at 9pm last night …