20 December 2005


The return visits we’ve been to since Abbe’s surgery in July, have all gone really well. His saturation levels have been up on 85% and his heart, the shunt and his vessels all looked fine on the scan (the

All as it was planned, that is.

13 December 2005


December 13 is Lucia Day in Sweden. A tradition with white gowns, lit candles and children singing.

Abbe’s mother was out of town and we had a Lucia-do to go to at big brother’s kindergarten. There were a few things too many to keep in mind. Sitting on the floor with mulled wine, saffron lucia-buns, gingersnaps … A pointy star-boy’s hat that wouldn’t stay put on big brother’s head and an Abbe-lad who kept falling around the place whenever I tried to put down. On top of which I was meant to be taking photographs.

Necessity is the mother of invention.