Guess what I am typing with a little miracle making those delicious contented newborn sounds on my chest. This little bundle of perfection was born last night at 22.58. I wasn't actually here but came to Dundee on the 6.30 am train by which time I knew that all had gone really well. Mother Amy and baby daughter were well in the midwifery section of Ninewells hospital, Dundee. Amy got to the hospital about 8 pm and believe it or not had a water birth. Just shows how far we have come in the last 26 years - back then water births were way out there. Now they are in mainstream Scottish hospital. I am impressed.
Yesterday was a full day. 93 year old Theo my enduring father in law took me on an Edinburgh bus to the botanic gardens! He commented on most of the trees and shrubs as we walked through the garden with an interesting diversion through the Chinese gardens. Theo told me that the Chinese were great gardeners along with the British but definitely not like the French and the Germans who mutilated their trees and grew things in geometrical shapes.
Once in the new restaurant, a card on the table advertised weddings for up to 70 guests for 4995 pounds! Theo was happy to ask the waitress if that included a bride. After an elegant lunch I headed out to see my sick brother in law and my niece Sarah who happily showed me all the genealogy work she has been doing. Even had my father's death certificate from 1959 and many interesting things about his side of the family.
Back on a double decker bus - more fun than a Disney ride - I headed out to my niece Jane. She has moved into a new home in Colington that they have done lots of work on. We walked up around the hills and fed her little boy Ethan handfuls of juicy blackberries. He couldn't get enough. Later Jane's husband Graham came home, then her sister Emma and new husband Stewart, and her dad David. It really good to see everyone and catch up on their news which included a broken ankle and a honeymoon to Kenya. Life is good.
Watch for the up and coming photos!!