Now, while I have piles of nieces and one nephew – my cousins Alison and Robert (Uncle Stephen’s children) have had lots of boys. Here is Alison’s eldest, Luke, with my Uncle Paul (although he does look like Bernie Ecclestone!).
Also in the camera, were some pics from my trip to see Zoe. With expert tuition, I was able to play the ‘proud Auntie’ (BTW – my green, purple and white badge is a reproduction of a suffragette poster, which was rather apt really).
I LOVED her little hands…
Here is Zoe – born at 5am this morning!
One of the nice things about having a distinctive surname, is there aren’t too many other people out there with the same name. However, I’ve always found it very ironic, given that I’m a staunch republican (not to be confused with Republican), that the other Lucy Traves is an active member of The Monachist League of Canada.
BTW – this isn’t the Traves coat of arms, you can find that here.
Don’t panic – I’m not about to make a ‘special announcement’. And I’d like to think I’d have more class than to do it on my blog in any case 8-). So, here is a pic of my role model Aunt Lucy.
No, my big bro Jerry and his long suffering spouse Sarah are due to have a visit from the stork in March. Their daughter Rachel is ‘rather good for a first attempt’ (as an Oz pal of theirs told them), so I’m looking forward to another babe to buy noisy toys for (and teach him/her/it* his/her/its* catechism etc. etc.)
* attempt to avoid i) ugly use of inclusive plural ** ii) sexist male singular
** yes this was subbed by Adam ‘I am always an editor, it is my nature’ Lawrence
Coo – looks like I have a family crest. I shall adopt the motto forthwith….