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Back from Mexico

Once in a while, we decide to go for a beach vacation. It’s a pretty long while. Our last such vacation was a week-long stay on the Costa del Sol in 2008, but that included two day-trips and a couple of other excursions to strip the holiday of its “lazy”…

Baby pictures

A couple of recent pictures of the little’un, in lieu of any other entertaining content herein. First, a cutie in pink.     Second, a hedgehog attack. (Have I mentioned before that Emily is known in the household as “the hedgehog”, on account of her customary hairstyle?)    

Look who’s walking

Natasha on UK Food channel

A few weeks ago Natasha scored free tickets to participate in a taping of a UK food channel show “Market Kitchen”. She invited a couple of girlfriends and spent half a day in a studio listening to the chef’s presentations and tasting their creations. She says it was a lot…

Becky decorates

The little conversation about Juno reminded me of something that I wanted to post here on the blog. Becky is always on the lookout for ways to spice up the decoration of her bedroom. Some time ago, she harvested a bunch of color-coded booklets from her school and taped them…

You have to see this!

My brother has scanned and posted a couple of childhood photos with both him and me in the picture. Anyone interested, please feel free to head over there and take a look. The first picture must be from 1978, given the age I’m guessing the brother to be at the…

Me, all happy inside

Apropos of nothing, here is a picture of me attending to my most favorite activity – strumming the guitar in a friendly company. With a wine glass within an easy reach – or at least, prominently in the background.     This was taken during the New Year’s celebration at…

Look who’s walking

Ходим по Парижу

This little project has been years in the making. When I worked on the movie about our first Paris trip, in 2002, the well-known Russian pop song (called “Walking about Paris”) was the obvious choice for an opening segment. Unfortunately, I realized that we did not tape a single scene…

Model houses

Model houses

I mentioned in my Valentine Day’s post my collection of model houses and then promised in comments there to illustrate. Here is a slideshow of about half of my collection (I’m currently moderating its growth on account of not having space for display), with brief notes on where the houses…