My very favourite April Fool

It wasn’t the Mini Cooper that runs on tea, or the marmite doughnuts (yuck), the wonderful corkscrew construction that would have ease you in to driving on the right in an independent Scotland. Nor was it the idea of having Alex Salmond’s head on our money – actually, pass me a marmite doughnut, delicious in comparison.

It wasn’t even the idea that Mumsnet were taking over maternity wards and stocking them with gin bars and free wifi.

Nor even the Kings College Choir’s getting rid of trebles and using helium to reach the high notes:

Was it the idea that Peter Capaldi is in fact playing the Master and it is in fact soon to be companion Danny Pink who is the actual Doctor? Actually, it was good, but no.

It was the simplicity and ordinariness of this one wot won it for me. Alex Cole-Hamilton, newly selected Lib Dem PSPC for Edinburgh Western, took to Facebook this morning to ask this:

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Of course, we know that the older you get and the more pregnancies you have, your chances of a multiple birth go up. And there have been cases of undetected twins. The joke may yet be on Mr C-H.

Alex came up to Scottish Conference, just for the day, on Saturday. The new baby is not due to put in an appearance for a couple of weeks. I did panic him slightly when I told him that my sister’s last baby took just an hour and a half to arrive. Sir Malcolm Bruce, in the Meet the Candidates session the day before, had said that Alex couldn’t be there because of the birth, which led to him and his wife Gill receiving loads of text messages of congratulations.

Good luck to them both when he, she (or they) decides to put in an appearance. I’m sure the baby’s two older brothers will be very happy to welcome their new sibling, so good luck to them too.

About caronlindsay

Scottish Lib Dem internationalist, mum, LGBT+ ally, Doctor Who, Strictly, F1 and trashy tv addict and blogger. Servant to two spaniels. She/her.
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