Random Photo

Thats Cal…being random, making himself a plank, as he is prone to do sometimes. Below find another photo that is more disturbing than random.  Yes that is Henry looking pissed (an a bit like Beavis), and yes that is Georgie, broken down like a rag doll in the middle of the street.  Dont worry, there were […]

Where in the world is this? (Day 34)

Doesn’t Conde Nast do a feature like this?  It’s the N3 near Moii River in the East Cape of South Africa.  We knew that with 13 countries, 20 flights and various other forms of transportation that we couldn’t expect all our logistics to run without a hiccup.  After surviving benign delays due to volcanic ash […]

High School Politics

I am not talking about what my oldest is dealing with at the high school.  I am alluding to the politics of Argentina.  Politics here has always been a little crazy and not easy to explain.  Elections are transparent in their corruption.  Despite the politics in the States being crazy-assed, I dont think I could […]


During summer break, more often than not, I am shamed out of bed by the kids around 10:00.  They have been up for hours and have helped themselves to some cold cereal or on the odd morning GM isn’t out fishing, he has made them omelets,   George is usually the one that will come into […]


I finally got this photo of the kids.  Now I don’t even try to entice them with hot cocoa, I am negioting with each one separately, and this year Henry served as an agent for Georgie.  I sent this photo out with our well wishes and a satirical jab at the traditional annual letter that […]

My Child, The Nazi

This weekend, after several months of rehearsals, Cal performed in the classic musical theater, Sound of Music.  This production was a middle school version.  Last night the whole family went to support Cal as he played various parts in the chorus.  Good Job Cal! While I applauded enthusiastically as Maria and Captain Von Trapp took […]

I am so proud

I know in some circles it’s considered politically incorrect to patronize Starbucks. Give me a pass for my uncoolness and chock it up to being a expat who gets to enjoy her lowfat decaf Carmel Machiatto only in airports and when shopping Stateside with Tonje. Well as you can see below, Starbucks opened a location […]

Do they get the irony?

My guess is they don’t.  Humor and  irony have a hard time co-existing with fear and hate. Until I can get this to embed..use this link, its excellent. And for a laugh

This makes me smile

The above photo is from a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church (they hate everyone in the name of God) that took place at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco in January.  On the right you can see an example of  the brilliant and hilarious counter protest.  To see more if the silliness go here. It’s […]

The bat story by Callum

Best told by Callum.  The good news: we are all going to be fine, our government subsidized health insurance works (the care was excellent and human), and we now possess yet another family story that will be told and retold and embellished throughout the years.  The bad news, a dead rabid bat and lots of […]

Swearing in Argentina

This is a post about swearing.  Hence there will  be swear words.  If they are offensive to you, it’s probably not a good idea to read on.  You have been warned. As passionate as Argentines are about food, wine, futbol and family they really come up short when it comes to swearing. After you have […]

Who is Lonny, by the way?

In the corner of the blogsphere known as Homedesignland there was a party yesterday.  It was a coming out party for a new on-line magazine called Lonny.  Its been a tough year for print media and an especially tough one in the world of “shelter” magazines.  So the launch of Lonny by several Domino alums […]

Its not funny anymore

I think today the line has been crossed.  This isn’t about crazy ignorant people making a bunch of noise about something they don’t understand.  Today a journalist/analyst/douche (granted for a piece of shit media outlet) made the argument that a military coup would alleviate the “Obama” problem.  You can read it here.  This is a […]

Smoking has its consequences

I feel like crap.  Just trying to hold it together until after tomorrow and then for sure I will  collapse and sleep 18 hours.  Tomorrow is Georgie’s birthday  and there are 25 little ones coming over for three hours tomorrow to be entertained.  Birthday parties for kids here deserves its own post, but not today, […]