Well blow me down! What a catastrophically busy 3 months it has been. It's been a long while since I've visited a bankside. All feels a bit odd really and although things haven't calmed down in the slightest I have been ordered to rest up, because when things return to normal (not that they will ever be quite normal again) I'm going to need all my energy.
The long and short is I now have a new fishing partner. Although he may not know it yet. I had it all planned out and was going to head the Shearwater on the Sunday and have a truly epic bream session. Nope on the Friday we paid a trip to the Fetal Medicine Unit and were both told "He's got to come out!" ...
My son was born at 29 weeks!
The list was unfortunately long of reasons why he had to come out, but at the moment, and aged 6 weeks he is a whopping 4lb 9oz, albeit he is quite short even with his prematurity.
Obviously fishing was instantly halted, blogging too, and to a certain extent, my own well being. For any of you who've read my blog over the last 2 / 3 years may remember I have a chronic illness (CIDP) which means if I don't rest after I've pushed myself I am F'd! That really began to show a few weeks back and have been fighting over a relapse ever since, but being a NICU parent is never easy or calm or relaxing, so rest does not come easily currently.
Anyway, back on track I have a new fishing partner! I've already been telling him and my wife how much additional stuff I'll NEED to buy him to ensure he takes to fishing successfully. I cannot wait to get the little fella home, and restart our lives, and when the time comes - teach him as much as possible about fishing.
Anyway, I was sitting here thinking "hang on I have a few blogs written up and ready to go..." So for those of you who are interested in my slightly outdated fishing escapades by all means have a read here - http://coarsefishing...load-drain.html
I've got a few to go on, so watch this space. I should hopefully get a few more on over the coming days.
Until then, I hope you guys are all well and the fish have been biting.