Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Please allow me to introduce to you Ashton Nicholas, my grandson.

Ladies - feel free to melt.

He has apparently been a wonderful baby since arrival, managing only to be a pain to his overly tired mother, but absolutely charming to everyone else.

Amie, sweetheart, I may not get the chance to tell you anywhere near enough how much your mother and I love you, but I take this opportunity to say how proud we are of you and how over the moon we are that you and Ashton are safe and well. I would still have preferred you to wait a few more years, but it's not likely he's about to be put back so we may as well move on.

I'm also going to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of Ashton's father, John. From all reports he really stepped up to the plate during this stressful time and has been wonderful in support of my eldest daughter. Thank you, John, for everything you have so far done for Amie and my grandson (don't muck it up or I will come looking for you).

Just so you can all see that I'm not completely useless when it comes to being a grandad - here's a pic of me with the newest addition to our family. Can't wait till he's a teen and causing his parents a similar amount of grief they caused us ;c)

On the writing front, I've managed to finish reading the first Dexter book in the Omnibus and penned a whole zero new words. I haven't even managed to finish editing my last story, or resend out Spoilt Rotten - maybe tomorrow - definitely before Friday...

I hope things are moving forward with all your own writing exploits. Good luck with your submissions.



  1. Looks like you have a fantastic excuse to not be writing. I think the writing gods will forgive you. Good looking boy too. Can he hold a Rugby ball yet?

  2. Congrats! Looks like you're filling those grandad shoes just fine.

  3. Congratulations! In no time you'll forget what life was like without him! Very cute! (the baby)lol

  4. We both sent something to New Bedlam, right? We can be stressed together! : )

  5. He's adorable, such a gorgeous little face.

  6. That's awesome :-) congratulations again, what a handsome lad.

  7. Rugby! Try a cricket bat or a footy, as in AFL footy - rugby - pah!

    Nat - Great, now I've not only built things up with Jodi Lee, now I'm competing against you as well - now I'm doubly stressed...

    Thanks, Jason, but we should really keep this about the little one.


  8. You look pretty comfortable with the grandson. I'm hoping my boy waits another 10 years or so before bestowing that title on me.
    When I'm 39 ;)

  9. Congrats on becoming a granddad. It's cool about not popping over to the new site, I think the whole impending grandfatherdom is a pretty valid excuse.

  10. I am officially melted.

    Congratulations to you and yours on a lovely new family member, once more!

  11. Oh, wow, is he ever adorable, look at how bright his eyes are, already!

    BT, someone once mentioned putting my youngest back and waiting a while. Just the once. ;) I'm told his knee still aches when it's rainy...

  12. Ha ha - I wouldn't dream of suggesting such a thing. I've helped deliver four babies back in my nursing days so I've seen the pain and the physics involved - nasty - and women everywhere have my awe because of it.

    How the hell Flick and others manage with home births is just mind blowing.