I just got around to reading Anil’s recent post on 15 lessons from 15 years of blogging. Poignant, since I’ve been thinking about what to do with this site. I’ve been blogging for over 10(!) years, with a few defunct blogger and livejournal accounts before that. The blogosphere has changed a lot since then, but my … Continue reading The personal blog is an important, under-respected art form.
I keep remembering (and forgetting, and remembering again) that Easter’s coming up. Holidays are often a little tricky as an ExPat (assuming you want to celebrate), but this one is trickier than most. The toddler thing is tripping me up. Easter Chicks on a Boat by Nickstone333 on Flickr I’m not convinced Isaac will really … Continue reading Hop to it?
I’ve always wondered what it’s like for people who take trips “home” for the holidays. When they live somewhere either away from family or the place they’re from, and make their way back to that place at Christmas time. Now I know. And it’s simultaneously very nice and very strange. First of all, I have … Continue reading Home for the Holidays
Someone turned into a pumpkin! Happy Halloween! Continue reading At the stroke of midnight…
I never realized how much I look to Thanksgiving as a passage into Autumn. A time to start reconnecting with family & friends after the frantic, flighty summer. And while it might be Decorative Gourd Season all over the Northern Hemisphere, England doesn’t have Thanksgiving. Photo by Reclamation Revolution on Flickr We’ve started down the … Continue reading Thanks
2012! Hello! Since four resolutions last year seemed ideal for resolution domination, I’m going to go with four again this year. 1. Resurrect CookTheBook.ca. I really enjoyed starting my “cook through a cookbook” project, and then all of the authors (myself included) went and had babies, and the thing died as our priorities shifted. But … Continue reading And a new one just begun
So, that was 2011. I’m sure a whole bunch of stuff happened, and if you click on that archives link in the sidebar, you can read all about it. It can probably be summed up by saying “We had a baby, and were quite busy with the care and feeding and globe-toting of said baby. … Continue reading Another year over