diy, a play and lunch date(s)…

Well it was a weekend at home this past weekend – although I look forward to weekends away, I was also looking forward to spending time in the house and being a bit more relaxed about everything. We started with some of our kitchen renovation preparations.  We were...
nuclear camping

nuclear camping

This past weekend we went to the Midlands for a camping event organised by my work.  It was all funded by the company and included 2 nights camping in our own field and all the takeaway you could eat (choice between Indian, Pizza and Chinese) both Friday and Saturday...
afternoon tea, jumping dogs and a picnic by the sea shore….

afternoon tea, jumping dogs and a picnic by the sea shore….

So there I was standing under the trees in the rain throwing the ball for Stella while walking to meet Paul at the pub and my phone rang.  It was Lauren calling from a hot and muggy Toronto on her lunch break – we had a nice little chat that really made my night.  But...
Camping in Porthmadog

Camping in Porthmadog

Last Friday night took us through some pretty heavy rain and flooding in England to Wales – but the sun shone for us there…  Brent, Paul, Stella and I stayed dry and enjoyed a weekend of camping and walking in North Wales. Our walk on Saturday started with...
The Italian Lakes

The Italian Lakes

Home now after my insightful week in Italy.  The reason for the trip was my attendance (and presentation) at a Summer School in the Italian Lakes at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. It is a beautiful place and I was very pleased to have...