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    Monday, 8 October 2007

    Wetting The Baby's Head

    I've not blogged much in October, and I've drank even less. In fact until this evening I've had no alcohol at all let alone any decent beer. The reason for that is explained by the fact that tonight I am wetting the baby's head.

    It appears that this slang phrase is more commonly known in the UK than elsewhere, and put simply it means having an alcoholic drink to celebrate the birth of a child. It, and other less polite phrases beginning with "W" can be found here.

    My second child was due on October 4th, and the potential dash to the hospital made me keep off the booze for a few days previous. A precious second daughter eventually arrived after a dramatic labour and birth on Friday night at 21:46. She has come home today and now seems appropriate to crack open a bottle of something decent.

    I've chosen my favourite beer, thus far, Rochefort 10. This fantastically rich and powerful trappist beer is wholly appropriate to celebrate any wonderful occasion.

    Hopefully I will get a spare hour or so a day to continue blogging over the next few weeks, but if I am being a bit sporadic please bear with me.


    Kieran Haslett-Moore said...

    Congratulations Mate, put something away inthe cellar for her 21st (or is it 18th in the UK?)

    A friend of mine has a bottle of Thomas Hardies stowed with a paper from the day both his sons were born.

    Anonymous said...

    Congratulations, Craig.

    Stonch said...

    Many congratulations, I hope mother and baby are well.

    Good choice of beer, although we would expect nothing less from you!


    Knut Albert said...

    Congratulations to the whole family! A good choice of beer, too.

    The Beer Nut said...

    Congratulations. May she never touch a Bacardi Breezer.

    Al said...


    I have two daughters of my own, and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

    maeib said...

    Thanks for all the kind comments guys. So far this little one has been very easy work and I've been able to indulge myself a little bit. Long may she continue to sleep at night! I did see some 2007 This Hardy in Waitrose today. Didn't pick any up, but I must return soon

    Boak said...

    Congrats. Only five years until she can drink in a restaurant in Belgium!

    haddonsman said...

    Belated congrats, Mark!