It's one of those three annual Embarrass a Child days so please excuse the indulgence while Family Dovegrey wish a very Happy Birthday to the Gamekeeper, surely not twenty-five years ago today that I gave birth to this little chap, all 8lbs 6ozs of him.
Third baby in four years so I had to be prised out of Tavistock Maternity Home after the usual ten day stay; this one spent wondering why I had so few visitors. In fact I had loads but everyone said I was always asleep so they just crept off again.
I love this picture taken at first meeting... can't you just see what mischief the pair of them are plotting for this little invader. A matter of days before the event, that little Kayaker there, aged two and a half, had found himself a ladder and climbed onto the shed roof (because it was there) and no amount of bribery would persuade him down. Being too large to climb the ladder myself I had to ring Bookhound at work to come home and deal with.
Meanwhile, as if this week wasn't hectic enough, I'm off to a hotel up country today for two days of intense, work-related conferencing, so if I am tardy in comments that will explain it and many thanks to Fran for the Celtic blessing in comments yesterday, I shall need the wind in my sails this week:-)