Being thankful

This year I learned that Thanksgiving became a formal public holiday under Abraham Lincoln, as a kind of combination harvest festival and national day. Puritans and Indians notwithstanding, I was pleased to see a contemporary interpretation of the intentions laid out by Lincoln as people turned to social media (as well as, presumably, more traditional channels) to highlight all kinds of things about which they were feeling thankful. This in turn reminded me that even though life has been feeling a little routine of late (hence the recent lack of updates) we do indeed have a great deal to be thankful for.

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Doesn’t time fly…

I can’t quite believe it’s been so long since my last post – the last month or so has just flown past. As usual we’ve been keeping busy with all sorts of things, so what follows is just a few highlights. (We did also have a 2 week trip to England in that time, but all I’ll say about that is how lovely it was to catch up with as many friends and relations as we could cram in to the timeframe.)

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Spring in the City

Over the last week or so the weather here seems to have jumped straight from winter to summer, and the temperature has gone up by around 20C (although I understand that it will shortly revert to a more seasonal level). To keep myself from spending the afternoon pining for air-conditioning (which this apartment sadly lacks) I thought I would put together a quick round-up of highlights from the last few weeks.

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