5th November, 2012 – 17th March, 2013

  • Barack Obama wins a second term
  • I get an MA in Creative Writing
  • The Mayans are wrong about the world ending
  • American scientists print an ear, in 3D, using actual ear materials like collagen and that
  • I become a parent.

The first weather I showed to my daughter through the window of the hospital was snow but it had changed to rain by the time we ran out of babygrows and I had to walk to ASDA to buy more. I got so wet I had to buy myself a complete change of clothes as well. I’m not sure why I didn’t have a coat with me. Maybe I did. I don’t know. I don’t remember. Emily tried to come out nose first and the doctors decided to do a bit of cutting. I accidentally saw what the inside of my wife’s stomach looks like. I prefer the outside. The outside is great.

Emily came out bruised and angry and a weird shade of green but still pretty awesome. She remains awesome to this day. She is no longer green, or bruised, or particularly angry.