Random Photo Tuesday fruity Os by framboise, on Flickr Fruity Os from Trader Joe’s, one of several food shops we will miss if/when we leave LA.
Random Photo Tuesday Don’t fall in! by framboise, on Flickr Said the mammoth to the saber tooth tiger, one second too late…
Random Photo Tuesday Accelerando by framboise, on Flickr Fin (14.5 months) composed this still life shot of Charlie Stross’s Accelerando, his box of wipes, bananas and my breakfast plate just for you.
Dear wonderful people of Chicago who fund the Lincoln Park Zoo, You have our heartfelt gratitude for the daily de-cranking that your wonderful, and FREE, zoo afforded our crankasaurus1. Finlaggan was largely unimpressed by the bear, camels, giraffe, zebra, and other colourful, exotic animals. Not for him, these creatures that populate his books. No, Mr […]
A low key 4th of July this year for us. The day started out wet and gray. The June gloom was particularly thick that morning as I waited for the bus. And since I spent the morning at work, we decided to skip our annual 4th of July BBQ. We’ve also had 5 parties in […]
Random Photo Tuesday1 Chalky cell signalling by framboise on Flickr. Guess what nerds sketch when they’re playing in the backyard with their kid’s chalk? Cell signalling pathways, that’s what… Can you tell I have neurotransmission on my mind?2 1 Should read: Random post Tuesday. How long will this spate of blogging last? Until I submit […]
Oof, where did May and June go? Every couple of years in May, I head off to Florida for a scientific conference, which means I’m pretty much offline for the weeks preceding and after. So, that’s my excuse for missing the regular irregular recaps of Fin’s first year in a gabazillion photos. To make up […]
Although Fin isn’t old enough to understand what either day means, we had some fun celebrating both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year1. My present from P was a nice big pile of pancakes: And my present from Fin was a nice long lie-in. Until 10am! And some flowers, freshly beheaded from my little […]
Most people associate Chicago with deep-dish pizza, as did we when we first visited, but there is a rich gastronomic scene beyond pizza in Chi-Town. Sadly, we didn’t get to explore the upper echelons of food culture this time, but were reasonably impressed by the offerings of the kid-friendly restaurants and cafes. Some highlights (i.e. […]
After showing you our West LA / Santa Monica neighbourhood earlier this week, I thought I’d better get a move on and write up a few words about our brief stay in Chicago before the photos become meaningless to us. I know that somewhere, on our back-up HDD and DVDs lie a slew of photos, […]