Poffertje experiments

When in Holand one must partake of all the local delicacies, and even try your hand at making some of them, after all, that’s the fun of kitchen science.

Micropia

Micropia and giant tardigrades!

A Midsummer Nights Dream

After our tour of The Globe theatre a few days ago, Pip looks at me with tears in his eyes and says, with a quiver to in his voice, “I really wanted <sob> my first <sob> live theatre show to be <sob> a Shakespear <sob> in The Globe <sobb>”. The thespian/English lit student in me came…

Shakesperes Globe Theatre

Should you bother visiting Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London? I mean, it’s not like it’s the original Globe theatre as that was turned into a car park (I know, dry your eyes, what’s done is done). I have to say a resounding yes! This outing was a bucket list item for me. I could live with not…

May the fourth be with you

We happened to have the luck of being in New York on May 4th. For those who aren’t “in the know”, May 4th is Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you, get it ). Anyways, there just happened to be an awesome costume exhibit at Discovery, Times Square, at the same time, which we…

How do I become a robotics engineer?

Our son has wanted to be a robotics engineer since he was about three. Who knows if this is actually what he’ll end up being, after all, how many kids actually grow up to be astronauts, princesses or superheroes? But, we try to encourage his interests any way. So when our travels took us to…

A week in Denver

We had to visit Denver, Colorado to work with a client. Unfortunately this meant a week in a hotel for Pip and I, with no access to transport or knowledge of where to go even if we had it. Craig was off working during the day but we made the best of the situation and…

Paris in the rain…

… is still Paris! We arrived in Paris in April and stayed for three weeks, it was wet and grey the entire time. We had expected sunshine. What do you do when you are assured warmer temperatures and little to no rain? Turns out you just go with it, because, no matter what the weather,…