Yay! My niece Karen this afternoon gave birth to Ava, 7lb something and all doing well. The first new Isherwood (sort of) of this generation*.
No photo yet so I’ve nicked this one from the Guardian’s spread of pics of the eclipse this morning. A smiley sun, for a new year and a new life.
*I’ve been a great-aunt to Michael for 30-odd years now but the novelty has worn off, and that arrival was 6000 miles away.
Edit: Two days later, the first pic by grandad Graham is here. Lookit those fingernails.
She has my chins.