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This video shows Róisín taking her first bit of solid food – Biodynamic cereal made by Holle. Perhaps for non-parents, it will be of little interest, but for me this first taste reminded me once again of the immense value and joy of food. We take it so for granted, yet something as simple as a bit of ground grain can be an exciting and overwhelming experience…
I know I should get back to the business of blogging about ice cream, chocolate, coffee, etc., but after another day spent in the maternity ward with our new baby, I just can’t help posting some more photos. I do promise this will not turn into a baby blog (although I can’t promise Róisín won’t make the odd appearance!)
I’m delighted to announce that my partner, Manuela, gave birth to a baby girl in Tralee General Hospital.
The time of birth was Saturday, May 9th at 8:52pm.
We’re going to name her Róisín Elena – the Elena for Sant’Elena, the island in Venice where my partner was born.
The new baby weighed 3.3kg, and was quite tall. She barely fit into her newborn clothes.
It was a long labour, but all was well in the end. We’re both delighted!
I can go to bed happy.
I just wanted to say thanks to all the people who have wished us well over the pregnancy including our families, our friends, our customers, the people following over on Twitter and the readers of this blog!
There’s new little ice cream eater in this world!
And if her mother and father are anything to go by, she’ll have some appetite!
Below is a short video.
Here’s something ingenious I came across on YouTube that might get you in the mood for ice cream: The Death and Life of Ice Cream.
Note: I had it imbedded, but I objected to the ads that showed up (they don’t appear when you watch it on YouTube.)
The ice cream man had to turn model yesterday, as I had a visit from top photographer Catherine Karnow, who has done excellent work for National Geographic, among others. She was sent by my alma mater, who are writing up something on the book for the alumna magazine. It was an interesting morning, but I hardly think I’ll be stepping out on the Milan catwalks any time soon…
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