Jim arrived home after midnight. The weather is truly atrocious, cold rain with a biting wind. He downloaded the photos as soon as possible and here are a selection of baby Poppy Rose, Granddad Jim and Mum and Dad Joe and Ali Giacomelli:
Baby Poppy Rose
Proud Mum Ali and Poppy
Besotted Dad Joe
Granddad Jim with his first 'proper' Granddaughter, Poppy. She doesn't look impressed but had been crying for some time!
Poppy soon fell asleep in Granddad's arms. He says she is just like Ali at that age and he just slotted into the role with great ease.
Life's such a bore!
Doting Mum Ali and Poppy sizing each other up
I think that's enough for now! She looks really pretty to us, but then she would.
Jim also took a little walk along the River Thames after his meeting and took some interesting photos. He hand held the camera but I rather like the effect he achieved:
Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, 4.12.08
This one has a ghostly, wintry look about it
The London Eye and County Hall
I love the water in this one
The same view of Westminster Bridge but with some odd lighting effects. Click on it to enlarge to see properly
Sideways on to The London Eye and the Aquarium. Love the blurred walkers.
I think they're rather atmospheric. Ah well, must to bed at some stage.