Birthday celebrations

There are oh-so-many things I could write about a certain referendum in the country I was formerly proud to call home, but this has never been a place of political commentary and really I don’t see the sense in starting now. Also, today is Tom’s birthday, and he made me promise to play nicely with the other children. Continue reading

An afternoon in Philadelphia

Back in 2012 we spent a cold winter’s day in Philadelphia, looking around some of the historic sites and taking refuge in cafes. Returning last weekend for a conference, some hot June weather made exploring the city uncomfortable from the opposite end of the thermostat, so I elected to spend a free afternoon in the air-conditioned comfort of some of Philadelphia’s wide selection of museums. Continue reading