At the start of February I was confident I knew what the theme of this post would be as I’d planned to spend the month travelling to New York, Havana, Mexico City and Washington DC.
I arrived in New York on 1 February and had five great days exploring Greenpoint in Brooklyn where I was staying, and tripping over to Manhattan to visit some of my favourite neighbourhoods and sights. It was my seventh visit to New York City and I wanted to spend most of my time on the streets taking photographs.
On 5 February I received a call that changed everything. My daughter, at 29 weeks pregnant, required an emergency Caesarian. It was a very tense and worrying time, sitting in a hotel room in Brooklyn waiting to hear the outcome. Thankfully everything went well and we welcomed tiny Jack William Brereton into the world, weighing just 1.26kg. I postponed the rest of my holiday and flew home the next day to be with them both.
So, instead of posting a photo from my trip, I’m showing off my first beautiful grandchild. He’s still so very tiny but steadily putting on weight, and has already given us so much joy.
You can also check out my New York photographs at City Streets.