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Back from the Doctor’s

Both kids went to visit the paediatrician today. Both have a viral infection at the top of the chest. This is why Hamish’s bronchitis was not clearing up, although his lungs are now clear, thankfully. Freya also has some fluid in her ear that’s causing her some discomfort.

They’re both growing well. Freya is now over a metre tall (104 cm) and 16 kg; Hamish is 72 cm and 8 kg.

We kept Freya home from the Forest crèche today and she’s had a fun afternoon doing glue pictures with feathers, a parrot from grandma and some Christmas stickers. We also went a run to a hardware shop to try and get a part from the broken ladders up to the attic. We were sent there from another shop on Friday, only to find it was closed until today. The shop we visit today sent us to another shop which, of course, is not open until tomorrow. I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll ever get back up to my office!

Back from the doctor’s

It turns out that Hamish has got a bronchial infection. He has a baby inhaler (looks like a weapon from Star Wars!), suppositories and syrup, and 8 sessions of physio for clapping, or something like that. It loosens the phlegm apparently by clapping and massaging the chest. He had a session tonight and has another one tomorrow morning.

But what about me? Well, I took my guitar to a guy in France to have the pickup looked at – it’s not working right. He had to keep the guitar, which is fine, but what wasn’t fine is that it took me two hours to drive the 30-minute journey home. In fact, I didn’t even come home in the end as I decided that the traffic was so bad that I might as well just go and wait at the forest creche to pick up Freya. And it’s just as well I did, for if I had have come home, I would have got caught in the traffic taking my secret backroad to Esch – I guess it wasn’t so secret after all. It’s the worst traffic I’ve ever seen, all because they’d shut off a bit of the motorway. For what, I don’t know – most likely nothing at all, judging from past lane closures I’ve encountered. It really is the most frustrating country to drive in that I’ve ever had the misfortune to, well, to drive in. It would make a good topic for a public blog post! Maybe I’ll do just that.

Oh, and I was listening to one of the Song of Ice and Fire books in the car. Awesome!