I'm in catch-up mode, so from last year here are a few pictures that make me immensely happy.
Elsie Mae Sloman arrived on my birthday, at 10:13am, weighing in at a healthy 7lb 7oz. Her big sister, Lyra, is plainly delighted. Her mum and dad, Zinnia and Oli, are doing jolly well and were engaged on Christmas Day.
|OLI, LYRA & ELSIE|
|ZINNIA & ELSIE|
Meanwhile, my other grandchildren, Luca and Ezra are thriving. Ezra is now a healthy one year old and toddling. Luca occasionally behaves very well at school. This is being encouraged.
And now, in the spirit of 'Old Mortality:' After listening to Radio Four Extra this evening, I Googled "Sixty Degrees North." This is from the writer, Malachy Tallack.