Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Web, niche and possibly a bit broody.

1. The delicate web of connections that has led Clare (my former housemate; introduced to me by an ex-girlfriend of mine) and Nick (one of my oldest friends; we sat next to each other in school and discovered a shared interest in science-fiction, roleplaying games and wargames) to meet at my wedding in 2007, fall in love and get married.

2. Small companies on the Internet that say ‘thank you’ when you enquire about their niche products and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for them with fellow geeks.

3. I eat my chocolate mousse with one hand because the other arm is cradling a sleeping baby. After the meal we retire to the lounge and the baby awakens. Holding her with my hands clasped around her tummy, I bounce her up and down. She smiles and it’s the most amazing sight I have ever seen.

Text by Tim Knight of Heropress.net


  1. It's lovely to get these new angles on and insights into friends and family of Clare and Nick. I've been following the story since before Clare even met Nick.
    I loved number 3, about your baby.I'm a long way on from that stage. Our sons are 25,22 and 15, but each new stage is fascinating and rewarding. Warmest Wishes to you all, Alison

  2. Thanks for sharing Tim. It's always fascinating to see what 'beautiful things' appeal to other people.

  3. Thank you all for the kind words.

    I'd like to stress - for the sake of my wife, if nothing else - that the baby wasn't mine, Alison, but 'belonged' to close friends of Rachel and I who were visiting for the day :)


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