Dear All

There will be no updates on Letters of Note for the next few days, as on Tuesday I became a father. Unfortunately for my girlfriend, Billy really didn’t want to be born just yet and as such made a gallant attempt to stay in the dark, however Karina somehow battled through an incredibly long and gruelling labour that would surely have finished me within the first few hours. Needless to say, she was amazing, and our son is beautiful.

Enormous thanks to the staggeringly professional, immensely talented, constantly upbeat staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manchester. You are a credit to the population.

I shall return shortly.