I am happy to report that, at 9-43am this morning (Saturday 7th), Mrs Toni Naish gave birth to baby Emma. Things started round about 5am and, needless to say, the entire day has been taken up with baby duties. Some of you might know that southern England has been badly affected over the past week by ice and snow: a pathetic amount, but enough to prevent the movement of traffic and bring the region to its knees. Happily, our early morning journey to the hospital was uneventful and all went well. Anyway, Emma is wonderful and perfectly formed, and so far has slept an awful lot. It’s fantastic to be a dad for the second time, and once again I am astounded by the wonder of human parturition. Well, when I say ‘wonder of human parturition’ I mean ‘sheer ridiculousness and utter improbability of human parturition’. I mean: how is that supposed to come out of that?