Russell Crowe has posted a loving letter to his one-year-old son CHARLES SPENCER on his fan-based website - to celebrate his first birthday on Tuesday (21DEC04).

The once volatile OSCAR-winning actor, 40, details his child's birth in the effusive message which details how wife Danielle Spencer went into labour and had a four-hour journey to get to the hospital in Sydney, Australia.

Crowe writes, "I can tell you that it has been the most wonderful year of our lives.

"You are a very special little boy, so affectionate and lovely.

"I am going to wake you up in a minute and give you your first birthday bottle, then later mum and I will take you on the harbour for breakfast."

He sighs off, "Thank you for coming into my life CHARLIE BOONKER, I love you, Dad."

24/12/2004 03:12