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A song for Robert

My Silver Son is a song I wrote for my second son Declan, just before he turned two. I finally managed, a couple of months ago, to write one for my first son Robert. First In My Eyes is a song about being a father, making the most of the time we have with our kids, and the hopes we have...

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A song for “my silver son”

Tomorrow, 2 April 2015, our second son Declan will be one year old. As any parent to more than one child will know, there’s a huge disparity between the amount of time and attention showered on baby #1 compared to baby #2. For Robert’s first birthday we created a montage of photos of some (!) of the people he met...

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Passport posing

Getting Robert to pose in a manner that would be acceptable to the Irish passport service proved difficult, but fun. (Click the image for a bigger version.)

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The Vich Herald

As Robert’s birth was announced two and a half years ago in The Geneva Bugle, we couldn’t let the birth of his little brother Declan pass without a sequel. Having moved from Meyrin to Vich in the meantime a new masthead was required. He’s almost five weeks old as I type this and is doing really well. Sleeping for decent...

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Before his brother arrives

With Robert’s little brother due to appear in the next couple of weeks, I thought it would be nice to post a selection of photos from his first two and a half years. It’s the first time in a while that I’ve looked through the photos chronologically – it’s interesting (for me) to see how he’s developed. In case you’re...

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A little bit of Bangalore

My sister Meave and her family moved recently to Bangalore, where her husband James will be working until late next year. We decided to pay them an early visit, taking advantage of Robert’s final “free” flights  before he turns two at the end of this month. They’re living an a nice big apartment in the Domlur area, which allows James...

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He’s walkin’

Having put a little video together to capture the period when Robert was dragging himself around the apartment during the summer, I couldn’t resist doing the same now that he’s just started walking. It was shot and edited in the couple of hours either side of his bedtime this evening. The soundtrack is old school again, with a Fats Domino...

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What Julia did

About five years ago my friend Julia bought a rundown property on some land close to the village of Alegrete in eastern Portugal. Last weekend we paid her a visit to see how the project is progressing. The property is on the edge of a national park, surrounded by wooded hills. Her plot of land is home to olive trees,...

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Don’t Fence Him In

A little video I shot of Robert one day (the first one in the video, as it happens) inspired me to make this montage. He was in pre-crawling phase where he was dragging himself around the apartment noisily and enthusiastically. As you’ll see in the video, he had a habit of stopping just as he reached a room and peering...

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Bobblehead Robert

I finally got around to capturing Robert’s latest habit on film. We’re not sure whether it’s a dance or just his way of saying he’s happy, but either way it’s very cute. He’s 8.5 months now by the way.