And, I am now allowed to say - It's a boy! Much to the surprise of Shelly who was certain it was a girl. None of us care of course, so long as he is healthy. Another milestone.
My extra is of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebières. G and I have come to the Western Front and are staying in Albert for 2 nights as a base. Originally built in 1885, the Basilique was completely destroyed during WW1. In 1915 the dome was hit and the golden statue if the Virgin Mary keeled over. There was a story that when she fell the Allies would win the war. In April 1918, the statue fell. ..... We had dinner at a restaurant opposite the cathedral, called La Basilique! And very good it was too.