Here are some scenes from the recent life of Hugh (though of course all of Hugh’s life is recent).
Pictures taken by Ben, from the 8th to 11th December. Hugh was four weeks old.
Hugh with daddy and Auntie Meriel on the sofa.
The hand of Dad.
Hugh presents his side of the case
The new chair grabbed his attention at once.
Here is Hugh at his first dinner party, with our friend Lucy and some incriminating evidence. 19th December (one day short of six weeks old).
Hugh and Lucy
Hugh looks Christmassy. Knitwear by Joan Fisher. His six-weeks birthday (Thursday 20th December).
No publicity, please!
Today (Saturday 22nd December) we climbed Great Sugarloaf. Last time we went to Sugarloaf Hugh had just been conceived, though we didn’t yet know it; we went up the hard way from the GAA carpark at Kilmacanogue. This time we took the cheaty route and parked on the minor road south of the summit. It’s still a decent piece of exercise for someone who can’t walk.
Hugh readies his strength for the climb.
Hugh and Daddy at the start of the route.
Partway up. On the shoulder of the summit cone.
Hugh with Mummy at the top of Great Sugarloaf.