So baby has arrived at last, born Saturday morning, name of Robin (or so he says). Both he and mother are well. They got home from hospital today and being a generous bloke I will allow the wife a little time to rest tonight before sending her back out into the fields tomorrow.
Baby robin has the longest little finger I’ve ever seen so, if he tries really, really hard he might just be better than his dad at birls on the pipes. He has though shown little interest in piping so far. He squawks. If he survives the attentions of big sister Howler over the next week he will be able to survive anything.