15th/16th April 2011 - Yes it all happened late on Friday night, a mad dash to Collier Row to collect my son and d.i.l and straight to Whipps Cross Maternity Unit, where at 1.41am on Saturday morning Harry was born ! Mother and baby doing fine, Grandad relieved. Well where was I expected to get hot water and towels from? Son and d.i.l remained calm and only a oooooh from mum to be every couple of minutes. I sounded like Corpral Jones from 'Dad's Army' Don't panic, don't panic, we're not Dad, you are they said!
I wanted to call him after a bird. Robin I thought was a good name, Peregrine ? a bit to posh, then they said '' How about we name him after you.....Great Tit'' That's gratitute for you ! So Harry it is and in all that was happening I never saw the Stork !
16th April 2011 - At 11:50am a Common Buzzard was flying over and made a couple of circles over Brickfields before flying off eastwards. Another bird to add to the list.