My new nephew Jack arrived last week, and he is a complete poppet. Seeing how Jack’s big sister Bonnie and my girls have reacted to him (think excitement and wonder) reminded me of this lovely snap of when Jack and Bonnie’s dad (my brother) arrived.
My dad is a lovely, funny man. Brilliant, but a quintessential absent minded professor. He’s worked incredibly hard to get to the top of his field (aircraft design) despite having to leave school at aged 14. His dad died, so my dad had to get a job. He’s worked his way up from an apprentice engineer, to a world-renowned professor. Not bad! He is incredibly generous, both with money and time, and he and mum have kindly put up with all of us moving back home for various stretches ...