Penguins

Random Photo Tuesday, reinstated as my 2013 lunar new year resolution. Penguins by framboise, on Flickr Fin, P and a bunch of penguins watched each other for a good 10 min one Sunday afternoon. Apart from playing with water, cloud dough and watching Pocoyo, I’ve never seen Fin so enthralled by something for so long. […]

Lincoln Park Zoo

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 […]

Mama’s and Dada’s Days

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 […]

A stroll around Lincoln Park

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, […]