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Sunday, 14 August 2011

BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENT

LYRA.VICTORIA.SLOMAN & NICOLE

I am delighted to announce the arrival of LYRA VICTORIA SLOMAN.

Congratulations to Oli & Nicole. Lyra came into the world this morning at the West Suffolk Hospital at 6:47am after an eleven hour delivery. She is a healthy young girl, weighing in at 8 lbs 4 ozs . Nicole & Oli must both be exhausted.

Both Nicole and Lyra are doing well. Time keeping is obviously not Lyra’s strong suit as she arrived ten days later than expected! It’s a girl thing…

I am a Grandfather. Can that be right?

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations Grandad

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  2. Congratulations, Alan. Welcome to the club!
    No doubt the head wetting process is well under way by now.

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  3. Oh my word!

    Many congrats to Oli & Nicole – and welcome to Lyra Victoria, who has excellent choice when it comes to parents but is obviously too young to have any sense when it comes to picking a Grandpa!

    Marvellous news Alan! Brightens up a rainy day!

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  4. Congratulations! Now that's something really worth celebrating.
    (Eleven hours, crumbs, I never managed to hang on that long.)

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  5. Congratulations to Oli & Nicole - oh dear, a Grandpapa. Heh Heh heh.
    ;-)

    Phil & Tini

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  6. Congratulations Grandad Alan!
    hope mother and baby are well.

    p.s. it also Trish's birthday today, so she'll probably grow up a "hard working, forever young, control freak" LOL

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  7. Congratulations, Alan.

    I trust you can be relied on to be a totally unsuitable influence and teller of inappropriate stories in the years to come.

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  8. Congratulations!
    I must say that Lyra Victoria is a wonderful name.

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  9. Congatulations Alan, you must be very happy and proud.

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  10. That's wonderful news - well done! And congratulations to the new Grandaddy!

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  11. Congratulations, grand dad !

    And congrats to Nicole and Lyra who've done all the hard work.

    What happens in 2020 ? Will she join you from west to east ?

    Theo

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  12. Congratulations Grandad!!!

    Huge responsibilities now fall on your shoulders ... we will have to have a chat!!!

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  13. Doh. That should be 2030 of course. Back to school for me.(luckily Capricorns tend to start old and get younger every year)

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  14. Congratulations to all! It's a pity that the Highland Park is all gone?!, although I can't help feeling you'll find a solution to that. Just a wild guess though.

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  15. Congratulations grandad. Look forward to the review of the titanium zimmer frame!! ;o)

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  16. Congratulations Alan. It's great being a grandad. You'll love it. Mine's 16 months and heading for her first pair of boots. You'll soon be heading to the hills with her.
    Alen McF

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  17. Wow!
    That brought a response! The whole of life's rich tapestry is here, you know...

    Many thanks for your good wishes. Oli is now home fast asleep - get it while you can...

    :-)

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  18. Congrats indeed Papa Alan! My friend has recently come into possession of a grandson and insists he be called Papa Allan too!

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  19. Congratulations Alan.
    All the best,
    Richard W

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  20. Congratulations, Alan, to you and your newly extended family. She is very welcome in the Challenge family as well!!
    Being a granddad is all pleasure.
    Regards
    Lou and Phylls

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  21. Alistair: "My friend has recently come into possession of a grandson" So much easier than giving birth, eh? All you need these days is a big pair of boots, a nice jacket with a hood... ;-)

    Richard: For one minute, I got all excited there, seeing Richard White's blog, and all... Cheers, fella!

    Lou & Phyll: Wonderful to see you on this side of the pond. My Big Sister has just come back from visiting her own grandchildren in the States. She is now a Great Aunt as well... !8 years time, we might well have Lyra dragging her Grandad across on the Challenge. I'll be just a nipper of 74 then.

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  22. Oh, Alan, joy, joy, joy!

    Happiness you can't yet even imagine.

    Very best wishes to all.

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  23. Brilliant, Alan. Have you sobered up yet? You have Serious Responsibilities, you know!!!

    Very Best Wishes
    Martin and Sue

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  24. Ah, Mark, Martin: Two ace grandfathers! I shall have to re-read your blog posts on what to do with little girls. Do they like footie and cricket? I still have a train set or two...

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  25. What marvelous news! Congratulations! Wait til she starts pulling on your beard.

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  26. Congratulations to all, no doubt Lyra will keep you busy as she gets older.

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  27. I forgot to add the congratulations before now.
    So well done.
    That's Oli, Nicole and Lyra.
    I mean, what did you do?

    Anyway Grandpa, well done.
    I suppose that meant that you had a celebratory drink/(s) [Delete as Applicable] or something.

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  28. Sweet! Grandparents and grandchildren are united against a comedy enemy| Well, not an an enemy per se, more that the the joy of these smalls is something to be treasured!

    Huge loves to you all.

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  29. Karen, PW, NB, AW,& HMP3:
    Thanks to all - Have just come back from Oli & Nik's to see Lyra, with Rach (Daughter) and Fe (son): Even though I say it myself, she is quite beautiful and she did not cry all day!
    The first time the whole family has been together for quite a while.

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  30. Kim: I have to say, most little babies are not particularly pretty (but to the eye of the adoring parents..) but this little girl *is* a smasher.

    She'll be breaking hearts before too long...

    :-)

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