We are two Australian guys (Matt/Daddy and Greg/Papa) living in Zurich (Switzerland) with our beautiful twin daughters. We love spending time with our twins -Delilah and Verity- and boring the world with photos, videos and anything else we can find. Originally from Adelaide (Australia) but have been living in Europe since 1999 (London, Edinburgh, Seytroux (FR) and now Zurich).
These two extremes had the effect of tearing me half. It was impossible to be in both places at once. It was impractical to spend too much time with Delilah (the ICU is a busy place, the nurses made us very, very welcome, but I never stopped feeling like I was in the way).
Immediately after their birth, there was a flurry of activity and emotions so diverse and intense, that it’s really hard to see through them to document what exactly I was feeling. I had just been told by the Birth Teams that the babies were perfect in every way.
Within a few short moments, though. The door was opened and I was summoned in, and ushered to a small stool right next to Natasha. At this stage, the poor woman had disappeared into the heart of a surgical machine by the looks of it.
This name was actually added to our short-list by Matt. I’m not entirely sure where he heard it, but I suspect it might be one of his nonsense Television shows that he fills his downtime with, as that’s certainly where he got the other names he suggested.
It’s hard to describe how I’ve been feeling over the last week or so. I had a moment of giddy excitement when we got the call from San Diego last Friday that told us we should come over early. That had me smiling like an idiot for a few hours.
OLD BLOG POST: Well where do I start? Well my names Matthew Evan Fopp and I was born on the 12th of April 1979, which makes me 19 years old. I am currently living in Adelaide, Australia but hope to be moving to London…
I read this post from my original blog back in 1999 and realised just how young we both were. Who would of ever have thought that 21 years later we would still be together with twin girls living in Switzerland. Life is a journey, one that should be lived to the max.
Globally laws are changing and currently 11 nations (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and Sweden) recognise same-sex marriages.
There is a system in Switzerland where you can basically pay half the usual rate on the public transport of all kinds if you have a “Half Fare Card”. All the machines that sell tickets, like the tram and train station ones have a button…
What was your first impression of each other? That he was too young. That his smile was brighter than the spotlights behind him from the dance floor. That I wanted to run my hands through his daft floppy hair…
After a rather unfortunate incident with a hosting provider (that shall remain nameless), I thought our Surrogacy Blog (thetword.com) was gone. I was gutted. Greg suggested I Google a caching website to see if there was any record of it.
Instructional designers ought to begin by conducting a needs assessment to determine the needs of the learning event, including: what the learner should know and be able to do as a result of the training or learning solution…
My name is Matthew Evan Hodgson-Fopp and I am a neck pain sufferer (and some say I drink too much as well). I guess it’s been a recurring theme over the past 10 years or so (both sore necks and alcoholic beverages).