23 December 2016 Dear friends, We spent the Christmas weekend in London with D’s parents (F’s Popo and Gonggong). It was a much needed respite from the craziness of the last 3 weeks. We love visiting the South Bank in London. It has a great mix of activities for all ages and is just far […]
Dear friends, A decade ago, we blogged our move from Edinburgh to Los Angeles. Now, we’re doing the reverse. While the science during our sojourn in LA was fantastic, it was a struggle to get the financial support needed to keep the whole enterprise going. In the end, a sacrifice of our way of life […]
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4th of July Mess, a photo by framboise on Flickr. Via Flickr: Our now traditional 4th of July version of the Eton Mess, recipe (Red, White and Blue Dessert) from Maki of Just Hungry. It is amazing in taste and prettiness, and can be assembled on arrival to prevent over-sogginess of the ginger snaps and […]
Giant bubble wand, a photo by framboise on Flickr. Via Flickr: The best bubble wand in our extensive arsenal. Everyone needs a bubble wand arsenal in their dungeon. There’d be less violence in the world if all arsenals were stocked with bubble wands and bubble mix.
Kirin chillin’, a photo by framboise on Flickr. It’s Super Bowl Sunday in the US, and hence Kirin’s unofficial birthday. We first met her on our way to our friends’ annual Super Bowl party, and 2 days later, she came to us as her forever parents. We don’t know her real birthday, why she was […]
I have to confess to a certain Trader Joe’s Winter addiction. No, it’s not the peppermint Joe-Joes, although they are so good that I had to ban their purchase this year. Nor is it the countless varieties of salted caramel sweeties. It is, in fact, their Gingerbread coffee. Gingerbread Coffee P and I love the […]