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Mr Baby Mac here. Quick update on the patient. Surgery went well. She is now a streamlined version of her former self with one less organ. She’s a little sore but that’s to be expected and is helped no doubt by the tremendous support all of you have shown her over the past few days. I’d like to say thank you to you all on my behalf – it has freed me up from any normal husdandly obligations of gushing sympathy to allow me to fulfil the most important role a husband can in such situations – namely hourly exhortations for her to ‘man up ladybug’. For that I am truly thankful.

As I am sure you can understand, posts may not be as fast flowing in the next few days. I for one will be interested to see if there is a tonal shift post surgery. I have a long held, if not widely shared, theory that creativity stems from the gall bladder. So this will be the real-life test I have previously been unable to get government funding for. I await the results eagerly.

While you are all waiting with me, I give you the FINAL episode of series one of Over The Back Fence. If you haven’t finished the previous 9, here’s your chance as the ladies will be taking a break for a few weeks to try to store up some more banal to share…

This week, Beth and Neighbour talk late night libraries, the pitfalls of work from home dads (that’s me ya’ll – I’m FAMOUS!), a veritable plethora of etiquette questions and end the series, in time-honoured fashion, with the mother of all cliffhangers!


You can also get it on iTunes by clicking that iTunes button just on the right over there… no – other right. Yep – that button there.

Seriously though – thank you for all the support. In lieu of flowers please donate directly to:

Huge Awesome Bank
Hidden Money Avenue
Geneva, Switzerland.


  1. Im so glad you’re on the road to recovery Beth – but meantime can MrBabymac please have a weekly post on your blog – he is hilarious. xsx

  2. Haha!! Good try Rob but you are NOT relinquished of your husbandly duties just yet! Hope Beth is back soon x

  3. Brilliant! Good news, and eagerly awaiting MrBabyMac’s own blog. keep up the good work and she’ll be desperate to get back to full strength in order to wrest the keyboard away from you! πŸ™‚

  4. Hilarious post! I’m glad surgery went well and BabyMac is on the mend.

  5. You really are just a big fat dag aren’t you.

    Love ya guts. Glad patient is well.

    FYI had my gall bladder out almost two years ago. More creative and bile-ridden than ever. Theory OBLITERATED!

  6. Thanks for updating us! Hoping for a speedy recovery for the lovely Beth πŸ™‚

    Yes! More posts from mr babymac in the meantime!

  7. You are so lucky to have Beth!!!! x

  8. Maybe we should say Beth is so lucky to have you! Get well soon BabyMac and carry ion doing a stirlng job Mr Baby Mac!

  9. Hilarious post Mr baby Mac and yes please do more! You should definately fill in while Beth gets some rest.

    Hope the girls are OK and not missing their Mummy too much. Also hope Beth has some awesome painkillers….memories of Tramadol and Digesic. That stuff is fantastic!

  10. So glad to hear that the op went well. Thanks for the update, Mr Amazing.

  11. Thank you Mr BabyMac. Glad the patient is on the mend …

  12. Mr Baby Mac I would have thought that creativity of the bloggy kind comes from the Spleen? As in ‘venting your spleen’?

    Glad to hear Beth is doing well and hope the little poppets are being good for you.

  13. Mr BabyMac, you forgot to supply BSB number for direct transfers to your fund! Perhaps Swiss accounts don’t need that.

    Hope Beth recovers easily. HUg your little girls from their mum.

  14. You are a funny man! The banter in your household must be off the charts. Glad to hear the patient is recovering well πŸ™‚

  15. Yay Beth! On the road to recovery!! Rest lots ok?

    Well done Mr Baby Mac for taking over the blog. You & Beth make a good team πŸ™‚

  16. We had out own close call with surgery and I just about died from adrenaline overdose….

  17. Mr Baby Mac you are a dude.

  18. Thank you for this update! As someone who “knew” Beth may have needed GB out (has mine out 3 years ago) I can tell you both, this woman will be SO WELL..especially in NYC land of the food and fun!

  19. Thanks for the update Daddy Mac.

    Please wish Beth well from all of us. I for one, will relish this ep of Over The Back Fence and eagerly await Series 2’s return.

    Ps: I’m with Kim – had my gall bladder out a few years back and my creativity is now in overdrive (photography PAID work, blog, etc, etc, etc). Theory schmeery!!

    Love yer work Daddy Mac!

    Gab x

  20. Hilarious update. Beth all well wishes for a speedy recovery. Rob, I think she deserves a nice new something pretty and some wool socks.

  21. Thanks for your service, little gallbladder!

  22. Oh Beth .. I missed your post about gall bladders etc – hope you are doing OK now (and yippee to bread and pizza). Take care, rest up – look forward to hearing ALL about it when you are back to normal (although WHAT IS NORMAL)!!!

  23. Bwa ha ha ha! Such a husband post. Love it! You are gold!

  24. Great to hear you are on the mend Beth. Look after yourself and lay around doing nothing as long as you can get away with it for!

  25. Bread and pizza, bread and pizza! New York!

  26. Thanks Mr Beth for the entertaining update, You simply rock!!. Wishes for Beth for her speedy recovery. Would love to hear more from you mr Beth. πŸ™‚

  27. Wishing Beth a speedy recovery. I had my gall bladder out a number of years ago and understand what you are going through. I remember the pain being so horrendous. You will feel so much better in a few weeks. Take care.
    Hugs Vicki. xx

  28. Um, maybe you shouldn’t have been quite so good, Mr babymac – it pays to not outdo the star – which your lovely wife is indeed! Pleased all went well and hope Beth is back on the bubbles and off on her amazing trip in next to no time.

  29. Mmmm, think Beth may need to plot to wrestle this blog back from Mr Mac. Glad to hear she’s well, hope the littlies are okay with their mumma’s absence and we miss her on the interweb though your efforts are very appreciated!

  30. Glad you’re doing well, Beth.

    Thanks for the update, Rob. She is lucky to have you and you, of course, she. x

  31. Very good post. You don’t go into the extreme stuff, but use common sense on items that can be used. I didn’t see any process foods either. Good Job! Government Resume Templates

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