Monthly Archives: June 2011

Picture (im)perfect

Éila has developed an unsightly and contagious skin condition this week, which means it must be time for school photos. Last time we had an appointment at a photo studio, Cian showed up sporting a lovely grazed nose. It could … Continue reading

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One barn conversion, sunny side up

I like the way the real estate market works in Texas. It’s a lot like fast food. If you have a sudden craving for a Midtown Craftsman, you can call up and order a viewing with thirty minutes notice. All … Continue reading

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No sentiment included

√Čila just had a joint fifth birthday party with a friend from school. The other birthday girl and her mom had filled a suitcase with supplies from Party City and Target on their last trip to the US so we … Continue reading

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Creeping Tom

This morning, I got home to find my neighbour (we’ll call him Tom) loitering outside the house, waiting for me. With absolutely no preamble, he asked me whether I had perhaps been taking a shower at around 7.30? I expect … Continue reading

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Getting your own way

It’s all change. The old blog wasn’t working – no matter how hard I tried to graft on comment boxes and RSS feed apps, it just didn’t do what I wanted it to. I spent a while – okay, quite … Continue reading

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