Nora spent a large part of today screaming, and could only be settled in a carrier called a "Hug-a-Bub" which is distributed in the UK by Bio-Bubs. The very nice, gorgeous looking and extremely tall owner of which lives on Valley Road, about 5 minutes up the road, somewhat bizarrely! (She's there at the top of that page with her daughter Ujanah).
We have bought a different sort of wrap (the Maya) as used by Quinn/Danny/Gilbert with Ada, but so far, Nora has done nothing but SCREAM when she's put near it never mind in it. It doesn't really offer proper head support for her at the moment without her head being too close to the rings. The "hug" meanwhile is a somewhat bizarre long and slightly overpriced length of material which ends up looking a bit like a straight jacket but meanwhile it holds her loveliness close to the heart and can easily provide her with head support.
And of course she sleeps in it. This being the point. Today, gas interrupted her sleep within minutes of her lying down to sleep *every* time. Poor munchkin. I wore her over lunch and McK has worn her all night. Hopefully she will have her nightfeed in a moment and pass out with knackerdness so we can get some sleep - Sky News want me to go in the morning to talk about the MyDoom virus so bags under eyes... ach... well they can be covered with makeup can't they.
But, these wrap things. They're damned good. Slightly concerned that she ends up thinking - hang on, my cot is rubbish compared to this nice stuff. I want to be held all the time! I will cry, they'll get it. Frankly, only slightly though, I mean, who cares. the "Hug" is fairly hands free, which is very... er... handy.
On a different tack, Mos Def is to play ford Prefect in the film of Hitchhikers. This isa bit of a freak out. It got me thinking about who would play Zaphod Beeblebrox. McK thought Mick Jagger would be good. This is true but he may be too ancient. My thought was Bruce Willis - which your instinct immediately rejects, but I would argue that the man can act. And he can act dumb and charismatic too.
Now I have done my "MyDoom" research, and printed it out. So I must gooffline and feed my gorgeous, hurting little girl.
The osteo she's been seeing by the way is a very pretty French woman, who says in the most delightful accent "'Ello littel gell, 'ello Norrra, beootifool littel gell".
It is hardly surprising that Nora looks at her with pure awe. The fact that she has cascading black hair has absolutely nothing to do with it.