Verity Beatrice Kirk

Verity Beatrice Kirk was born on the 14th February 2017 at 4.09am.  Mum and baby are well and beautiful.

Verity (from Veritas meaning truth) – In 2012 Lauren and I married and had our wedding reception at Conway Hall in London, home of the Ethical Society.  Above the stage was the quote from Hamlet “To thine own self be true”.  It seemed appropriate for a vet and a performer to marry under that banner and it seems appropriate now as a mantra for our daughter to live by.

Beatrice – keeping to the Shakespearian theme, Beatrice features in “Much ado about Nothing” and is of course one of the Bard’s strong willed women.  The name also means bringer of joy (and she’s certainly done that in our house!)

So she’s here, Verity’s story has begun and life will never be quite the same again.  Every time I tell a story, wherever in the world I am I’ll be telling it for my beautiful daughter.  Welcome to the world VB!