29th May 2020

Darling Paloma, Your mother went for another scan yesterday. You’ll know this, of course, as you were rudely disturbed and grew a little bothered. But who can blame you? There you were, curled up in the warmth of your mother’s tummy, and this contraption (it’s a scanning device by the way!) was being rolled overContinue reading “29th May 2020”

21st May 2020

Darling Paloma, ‘What lies ahead? I was full of questions yesterday. Questions like as an older man, will I have the strength and calmness to be a good father? What type of world are we bringing you into, my sweet daughter? Was it always planned for you to be born during these days? A wiseContinue reading “21st May 2020”

17th May 2020

Darling Paloma, Well, the news on the pregnancy front, which of course you would know is that you are rotating from the breech position. It means that you were positioned heads up in your mother’s uterus with your feet pointing towards the birth canal. Now you have turned halfway. So in layman’s terms, your headContinue reading “17th May 2020”

8th May 2020

Darling Paloma, I took out an old radio today and started to fiddle about looking for a station to fit my mood. I hadn’t switched on this radio since my school days when it was my passkey to an outside world. It was yet another rediscovery during lockdown. I didn’t realise how much I missedContinue reading “8th May 2020”

6th May 2020

Darling Paloma, It seems most people are ” going spare” waiting for the first phase of the lockdown exit to begin. As I stepped on to the street, I watched someone angrily putting on her black semi-disposable nitrile grip gloves finger by finger. She spouted that the incompetent British Government didn’t know what the hellContinue reading “6th May 2020”

2nd May 2020

Darling Paloma, When I woke up this morning, I promised myself that I was going to write something positive or at least try. I looked out of our bedroom window and saw how crystal clear the day was. The rain over the last few days had changed my mood. I had become somewhat subjective, andContinue reading “2nd May 2020”

30th April 2020

Darling Paloma, I admit walking down the street to take the dog out is getting increasingly more difficult. I’ve moaned before, but people’s lack of awareness or just good manners is depressing. But now I have another problem. Only today with eyes purposely set on the coffee bar, someone who in the past has badlyContinue reading “30th April 2020”

28th April 2020

Darling Paloma Today it rained and rained. The warmest April since 1929 has come to a very wet end. It seems trivial to talk about the weather during these days but we have been truly blessed with sun and blue skies in England. You will discover soon enough that it is rare in this countryContinue reading “28th April 2020”

27th April 2020

Darling Paloma, When I wake up, I pick up my iPhone to check if something bad has happened during the night. Not a healthy habit to have got in to but a difficult one to give up. Today there was no new news just hangover reports from the weekend. Everyone is still trying to workContinue reading “27th April 2020”

22nd April 2020

Darling Paloma, We have a new hero in this country. Someone I’d like to think you will hear about when you grow. And if you don’t, I will make sure you will know how a valiant idea made a remarkable connection to our world during these turbulent days. Thomas Moore, a father of two andContinue reading “22nd April 2020”

21st April 2020

Darling Paloma, Great excitement! Our local coffee bar has reopened. Yellow lines drawn as if we were walking through US customs. Part of the new normal but that’s ok. The coffee bar is smart because it is scruffy and the coffee itself seems to have got better. Even customers lining up have changed – SpringContinue reading “21st April 2020”