Thursday, 11 June 2009

Paternity Leave

Just to let you know, I'm still alive, although I look today like I've gone through a war. Little Alfie is a joy so far, fingers crossed it stays that way!!

Music calms him when he is stressed, and gets his full attention when he is calm. Favourites so far include a Lee Perry reworking of an Al Green tune that I'll remember in a moment, and the tinkly tinkly sounds of Doll On A Music Box from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The moment in that when Dick Van Dyke comes in with Truly Scrumptious actually made him visibly shiver! And the soundtracks of John Williams on random play helped me get him to sleep with a bad stomach.

In other news: I'm back at work next week, after nearly a month off. The Beautiful Wife and me are still looking at each other with that 'oh shit what have we done' face.

And my old iPod nano died a death so I've gone for a proper one. 120 gigs. Already full. And a cabinet of CDs that are nowhere near a computer. I need to do some editing. Two months of music if left to play, without hearing the same song twice. Wonderful Radio Simon.

Anyway, I'll be back to something resembling normal service sometime soon!


ally. said...

glad to hear mister - just be careful with the chitty chitty bang bang thing - it's still the scariest film i've ever seen

Planet Mondo said...

How's the little'un sleeping - my two were terrible - my eldest only slept through a literally a handful of times until he was two and a half, then his brother turned up cried all day, and woke up every hour during the night for 18 months

It's the only time I've ever drunk coffee (double espresso) and necked Pro Plus.

Simon said...

(fingers crossed) Don't want to jinx it, but the little fella is good as gold, except when he's hungry or dirty. And then music distracts him. This afternoon it was "who let the dogs out". Which is a bit bad.

dickvandyke said...

A gentle breeze from Hushabye Mountain,
Softly blows o'er Lullaby Bay.
It fills the sails of boats that are waiting,...
Waiting to sail.
So close your eyes on Hushabye Mountain,
Wave goodbye to cares of the day.
And watch your boat from Hushabye Mountain
Sail far away from Lullaby Bay.

Your one and only Dickie

Davy H said...

Splendid, splendid. I was only saying to my mate Wayne in the boozer earlier that a person could shurely never fill a 120GB iPod, but there, you've proved me wrong.

My heart beats so unruly
I also love you truly
Honest truly, I do


Simon said...

My iTunes is currently sitting around 130 gigs of stuff. But the difference between the 120 gig and he 160 gig was about 100 quid. I can cope with only 22000 tunes I guess...

Davy H said...

Don't waste your pucker on some all day sucker
And don't try a toffee or cream
If you seek perfection in sugar confection
Well there's something new on the scene
A mouth full of cheer
A sweet without peer
A musical morsel supreme!
Toot Sweets!
Toot Sweets!
The candies you whistle, the whistles you eat.
Toot Sweets!
Toot Sweets!
The eatable, tweetable treats!


dickvandyke said...

Oi Davy ... I does the songs around ere!

Davy H said...

Pah! You're not even a proper cockney.

Johnny said...

Nice blog...popped over from Curry and a bit of Motown.