2008 in short

What a year! It began with the drama of shipping my sister off to the Netherlands to spend a year with her boyfriend. The next month saw us spend some of the Chinese New Year in Malaysia and Thailand.

Soon after we returned B broke her foot chasing Kita on the stairs. The next month B discovered that she was pregnant, the event that defined the year. Suddenly, visits to doctors and hospitals became a regular occurance and B gradually became less and less tiny.

As a consequence of the pregnancy we had to cancel our Europe holiday in September, but we still managed to fit in another visit to Japan.

In the third trimester B developed cholestasis, which made the last few months of pregnancy quite stressful. But the birth itself proved to be surprisingly “easy”. In November we welcomed our son Alex into the world.

On the last day of 2008 we, B, Alex, Kita and myself, went for a walk along Botany Bay as a family, listening to the sounds of the waves and watching the aircraft fly out across the Bay.

What will 2009 bring? More sleepless nights undoubtedly, but hopefully plenty of joy with our amazing child. And a flight on one of those aircraft we saw today would be nice too…

All the best for 2009!


Irreverently irrelevant. Sysadmin, developer, web dude in a science research agency. WordPress, Japan, planes, trains, Arduino, Raspberry Pi/Pico, puns, dad jokes, etc


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