Ruby has discovered how to smile!
Monthly Archives: October 2009
I normally detest everything about bagpipes. I think that they’re generally horrible to listen – like an argument amongst a clowder of cats.
However, I do have a thing for that classic Scots tune Highland Cathedral and I can just about put up with the screechy cacophony long enough to enjoy something like this:
I’ve played it enough it times with the RAF Waddington Voluntary Band back in the 90s, along with a single piper. It’s a lovely piece of music.
Toxie has reminded me of that other great use of the bagpipe – a certain track by those old buggers AC/DC:
I love that old tune too
Here’s a taster, the first single Time Flies:
The album version is much longer, incorporating some good old prog noodling and some Pink Floyd-esq bass sounds.
There was an absolutely astonishing sunset in Nottinghamshire the other night. We were at home and I happened to see it out of the upstairs window.
I had no chance of getting my camera out and heading somewhere photogenic before the sunset disappeared so I got my iPhone out and too this photo.
I used one of the better photography applications (Camera Bag) to give it a bit more interest. I rather like how it came out. The sky was way more read than this – the iPhone has a RUBBISH camera and this is the best it could do.
Still, came out OK
Check out this astonishing video on Youtube by Ricardo Autobahn. So many pop culture references in there – absolutely brilliant!
She’s called Ruby Elizabeth and she was a hefty 9lbs on the scales when she arrived. She was 9 days late and poor Jo had to put up with quite the protracted labour – contractions started on Sunday and she didn’t arrive for another five days. It must have been particularly comfy in Jo’s uterus.
Forceps were needed to get her out in the end (big head, big head, big head) and she was a little bruised from the experience but she’s home and sleeping and feeding beautifully.
I can’t praise the staff at the QMC enough. We were there so long that we saw five different midwives (who were all lovely) and several different doctors. We were given the right advice and encouragement all the way through what turned out to be a difficult and tiring labour. Thank you QMC labour suite!
All the discomfort (putting it mildly!) and sleep deprivation last week have all been worth it. Ruby is a little delight and we’re so looking forward to bringing her up.
I managed to update Facebook and Twitter last week but it’s taken a while to get ’round to my blog. It’s easier and quicker to send updates to those two places but I’ll endeavour to regularly update here too.