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June 12, 2009
Having remembered it all week, I forgot to wish Ciaran happy 25th birthday until the buzz of many text messages while walking the beach at Stonehaven near Aberdeen dropped the penny for his old man in an embarrassing clang.

He was born two days after I finished some exams. I had felt him kick at 16 weeks, even though his mother felt him earlier. Time has ploughed the furrows in my brow and leached the colour from my hair.

In six weeks Iíll have to say goodbye to him leaving for China, and a little bitty tearíll let me down.