Paternity Leave

by Simon

Just to let you know, I’m still alive, although I look today like I’ve gone through a war. Little Alfie is a joy so far, fingers crossed it stays that way!!

Music calms him when he is stressed, and gets his full attention when he is calm. Favourites so far include a Lee Perry reworking of an Al Green tune that I’ll remember in a moment, and the tinkly tinkly sounds of Doll On A Music Box from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The moment in that when Dick Van Dyke comes in with Truly Scrumptious actually made him visibly shiver! And the soundtracks of John Williams on random play helped me get him to sleep with a bad stomach.

In other news: I’m back at work next week, after nearly a month off. The Beautiful Wife and me are still looking at each other with that ‘oh shit what have we done’ face.

And my old iPod nano died a death so I’ve gone for a proper one. 120 gigs. Already full. And a cabinet of CDs that are nowhere near a computer. I need to do some editing. Two months of music if left to play, without hearing the same song twice. Wonderful Radio Simon.

Anyway, I’ll be back to something resembling normal service sometime soon!