Take a deep breath and release because she’s here.
She’s really, really here.
After a precarious nine or so months (add up the weeks, there are more months than nine!) she’s here safe and sound.
My wonderful, wonderful daughter.
Grandaughter. Cousin. Niece. Person in her very own open-eyed, stargazing, tiny-toed right.
I’ve been a little quiet online lately, travelling to a new world. One where the geography is small but then so is the person at the centre of it all.
And already it’s been an adventure beyond my wildest dreams (and, dear readers, let me tell you , my dreams are wild.)
If you’re not interested in babies, and you’re here for more traditional travel, please browse around the best destinations in the world section or look for things to make you smile, make you think, inspire you, tempt you and show you.
As for everything else, there is, of course, more to say, more to explore.
But for now, I’m taking it slow and keeping things close.
I just wanted to say thank you for all the well wishes, support and encouragement you’ve given me along the way.
To whoever and wherever you are: I hope your dreams come true.