Posted by on May 7, 2013 in friends, images, life | No Comments

′ On Saturday we woke up at dawn (if you think they look tired you should’ve seen me), hopped on a train and went to Bologna. We got our bibs and tried some cheap neuroscience to boost our confidence. And we ran. And ran. Until the finish line! The boys got medals, as did every other […]


Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in friends | No Comments

Look what came in the mail! What a great way to start the year: The lovely and super-talented Kristel from Vlijtig (warning: her blog is addictive) and I agreed on a New Year’s swap, and I got mine in the mail yesterday! Here’s what I got: This gorgeous crocheted cowl in my favorite color. Three […]

Winter, so far.

These winter holidays have been lovely, and I’ve found myself enjoying each moment almost effortlessly: this is a good thing. (I credit all the exercise I’ve been having: skiing cross country and running, mostly. Moving is my antidepressant, and it has no side effects! Well maybe some sore muscles here and there but hey). I’ve […]

reading and running and roaring

I just finished reading this book: Loved it. I am, as it turns out, a strident feminist, and it’s a great thing. If I had teenage daughters I’d read it out loud to them.   Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far (Katie pointed out that the distance in days from the […]

full house and summer end.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in friends, images | No Comments

My friend Patricia and her two kids came to visit us on the last weekend before the school start. We had a house full of very lively children and luckily our neighbours downstairs were away. We had fantastic weather and we managed to give our guests a nice fix of fresh air and smoked ham. […]


Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in friends, images, life | One Comment

My dear friends E&E came over this past weekend, and we had a wonderful time. We chewed the fat, had great meals, laughed like idiots and oh how we wish they came more often! They’re getting hitched in July (or September?) and I’ll design and print their invitations. I’m very excited about this project because […]

I live here.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2011 in friends, images, life | No Comments

  Ok, not really *here*, but pretty close by. It’s stunning. We trudged up this bloody steep trail, ate at a mountain hut and came down in fours: 4 adults, 4 kids, 4 sledges. I came down by foot because I freaked out. Whilst we waited for our foooood, we kept the kids busy making […]


Posted by on Aug 25, 2010 in friends, globe-trotting | 2 Comments

Wiesbaden is lovely. We had an amazing getaway that exceeded all our expectations. Damiano and Santiago were happy to learn there were cars in Wiesbaden, too. oh, and a Lego store. Handy, because a little someone that could or could not be Santiago dunked the train engine in the bath water. The view of Wiesbaden […]


Posted by on May 11, 2010 in friends | 7 Comments

Image stolen from Room Service Home. Hello to Raina‘s readers. Please have some of my pink lemonade. And now go back to Raina’s house and delight in the beauty and the wit.

early christmas

Posted by on Dec 22, 2009 in craftulence, friends | 3 Comments

Look what I got in the mail yesterday! Alexis sent me this wonderful package from NY! I’m loving the magazines, although a teething miserable baby is preventing me from devouring them. Thank you very much A. you made my day!