So, last Monday, right in the middle of University Challenge, it became apparent that our second child (sex then unknown) was announcing his/her intention to arrive a week early. After a certain amount of drama, including my forgetting how to drive a car and repeatedly stalling at traffic lights, and a record-breaking drive by my brilliant parents from Portsmouth to Frome to come and take care of number-one-son (Joe, 3), Helen delivered a little boy at 01:08 on Tuesday. We're calling him Harvey. Mum and number-two-son are now home and in fine fettle. I'm proud, happy and shell-shocked. Sleep is already nothing but a fond memory.... Welcome to Planet Earth, Harvey!