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Felix is born (video)

Here are highlights from the footage I have of Felix’s first moments after he was born. The video captures the moment of overwhelm at his birth, and my surprise that he looked different from Toby when he was born 3 years earlier. I had forgotten that Felix came out so quickly, and with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.

(This video is ‘unlisted’ on YouTube so it can’t found be anyone browsing there.)

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Felix poses with Joe Hart from Manchester City FC

On a Skype call on May 16, 2104, Felix told me that, while he was at school yesterday, Miss Donovan, a PE teacher, came into his class and told him he was in big trouble, and had to go to the Rotana Hotel in Al Ain! 🙂 A photographer had rung up Felix’s school and asked for a white boy aged 10-11.

At the hotel Felix posed for photographs with Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart who is 27, and 6 foot 5 inches tall!

Felix was given a football and got it signed by Joe and captain Vincent Kompany.

The photos will appear in an ad campaign in July. Catherine will get copies of the photos at that time.

Here’s the video where Felix tells his story. (This video is unlisted on YouTube, so no-one else will find this video: it’s only for family viewing.)

Here’s a photo of Joe Hart…

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…a photo of Man City captain Vincent Kompany who also signed Felix’s ball…

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…and a night shot of the Rotana Hotel…

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The photos will appear in an ad campaign in July. Catherine will get copies of the photos at that time.

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Felix photos at Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Here is a selection of photographs of Felix from our holiday in March 2013

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Felix fools around

Felix ‘planks’ in our hotel room in Fujairah, December 2012…

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