Monthly Archives: October 2012

Adventures with a baby 3: Halloween

What do a pirate, a monkey, a giraffe, a ladybird, a peacock, Micky and Minnie Mouse and a lobster have in common? That’s right. They are not remotely scary. Here is how two innocent Brits managed to misunderstand American Halloween … Continue reading

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Look at the picture above. We have a street corner in suburban Evanston. There are three trees along one side of the road, some bushes, a bit of grass, a drinking fountain, two benches and a boulder with some kind … Continue reading

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The expat visit home

We are not long back from another visit home to the motherland, and I’m starting to realise that the expat home visit has its own peculiar rules and conventions. First, there’s the question of whom you visit. Family is inevitably … Continue reading

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