I’m in England… did you know?

Greetings all,

I have a sneaky feeling that not of all you were informed of this trip or that I mentioned it so long ago that you may have forgotten but we are here to christen the wee monkey.

We went by bus up to Stockholm on Tuesday and stayed with Maddoc’s auntie before getting up at five yesterday morning and travelling to the airport. We then flew to Manchester and from there on to Burnley.

All sorts of concerns had been plaguing us about a six month old and all that travel, especially when half of the trips were around his bedtime and due to the fact he had no pram or bed.

But let’s face it he is Maddoc and so apart from a little annoyance on the train from Manchester Airport into Manchester centre, he was great. He was chilled out, chatted to the passengers, slept, played with both Mummy and Daddy, and of course ate… lol.

We settled in and made some more arrangements for the christening and today we are going to try out his loaned buggy (after not bringing one ourselves) and hitting the heights of Burnley town centre… ooh!

Tomorrow is Mancherster and also the day that Maddoc’s two aunties from and his grandma and granddad turn up from Sweden.

Sunday is the christening and we have around 50 guests, as we baptise Maddoc in the church that his great grandma and grandad got married in, that his great uncle and grandmother were christened in and where the funeral service for his great grandma was. Lots of emotion in that place and fitting that the little one should be part of the family statistics!

Should be back with some pictures of the little monkey’s first trip to Daddy’s homeland soon…

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About Mark S. Deniz

English Teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company Morrigan Books and imprint Gilgamesh Press and editor-in-chief for review site Beyond Fiction. Also cycles, plays floorball, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

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