|Photo from The Sunday Sun: my nephew second from left.|
What timing! Just after 3 o’clock Christmas morning, my new nephew, having delayed his arrival for two weeks, decided to make his grand entrance into the world. Like all our family, a show-off it would seem; he must have known the local paper in Newcastle would be on hand to photograph him for their Christmas Babies feature.
My brother, Stephen, and his partner, Helen, have given him the name John, my dad’s name: Mum and Dad are absolutely delighted.
The Angel of the North is summoning local shepherds and, fairly soon, Dougie, Rory and I will be travelling up the A1, following the North star, bearing gifts. Do they sell frankincense and myrrh on t’internet?