For the past few months, while I have been wandering the countryside and pondering the mysteries of badgers, my wife has been quietly and patiently getting on with something much more important.
At 4.00am this morning our first child was born. I’d like to introduce Scarlett Elizabeth to the world. She’s beautiful. I simply cannot express how happy I am, and how proud I am of my wife.
So I’m now a dad! Blimey. It’s either time for me to grow up or an excuse to act like a kid again. To my wife’s amused horror I’ve started searching the internet for camouflage baby slings. I’m looking forward to taking a few gentle strolls around the countryside with my daughter.
In the meantime, things may go a bit quiet on here for a little while. At least now you know the reason why.
Right, time to get some sleep while I have the chance…