Today is not only the first day of Spring but Ronnie’s birthday.

Despite my best efforts Ronnie has cleverly managed to remain a couple of years younger than me but even so I reckon he is ripe for some sort of mid-life crisis. To enable full expression of such crisis I bought him The Parkour and Freerunning Handook by Dan Edwardes which is not only endorsed by Parkour Generations but promises ‘everything you need to become part of this urban revolution’. Just to balance things out I also bought him The Cloudspotters Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney which he’ll be able to enjoy when he is lying flat on his back with a slipped disc from his parkour exploits. The Cloudspotters Guide is an official publication of the Cloud Appreciation Society you’ll be pleased to know and no less a rag then the Sunday Observer assures us that “cloudspotting: its the new religion“.

Jacob gave his Dad this T-shirt featuring one of his best ever drawings, Happy Man, with which his Dad was also best pleased.

Happy Man T by Jacob

*Update. And for more inspiration, here is some nice parkour just down from Ronnie’s work! 😉