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Hello India

Hello India

We made it … oh yes we are here in India – a country that is a sensory overload, especially for the ears and nose! This is my third trip here but the first time with Bini. Nearly a day after we took off from Sydney airport we finally landed here at 11.30 at night – 15 […]

Amazingness in Hong Kong

Amazingness in Hong Kong

So this is the last leg of our little sojourn – a stopover for a night in Hong Kong where three amazing things happened. Amazingness 1: On our very last full day away we had a fantastic lunch at the Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui with my cousin Barney and my aunt. […]

Last hit for London (for now)

Last hit for London (for now)

Three museums in one day … how far can these feet go? Museum 1: Science Musem where we saw Stephenson’ original ROCKET – I tingled with excitement and wanted to scour every cog and wheel and piston on that machine (alas there was a no touch sign) … and then we saw the London Electric Taxi […]

Just a Kid

Just a Kid

You bet I am, so today was trip out to the V&A’s Museum of Childhood … another much less known about museum. What a fantastic time we had peering into the display cases. “I remember that!” “I saw that!” “I had one of those …” were just a few of my exclamations. I so wanted […]

Museums and a Bear

Museums and a Bear

We must be on holidays … more sightseeing. and Bini is trying to work out the weather thing here – it is summerish – sort of! It was a day of museums – mostly. This morning was a visit to Horseguards at Whitehall to see the changing of the guards (not often written about in […]

London Calling

London Calling

… and it is loud and clear. First … to all the mothers reading this entry, Happy Mother’s Day for that is what today is over here. There are cards and flowers and pink papers everywhere. The flowers for sale in the local florist here in Hammersmith are just gorgeous. As you approach the shop the […]

It’s Nearly Book Fair Time

It’s Nearly Book Fair Time

So Sunday, was set up day for the fair. But first things first for this Sunday was catching up after years and years with my lovely friend Katia and her family. What a blast. They drove down from Mantova, about 90 minutes away to spend a few hours with Bini and with me … they […]

More Bologna Learnings

More Bologna Learnings

Saturday is here and that means it’s MAGICAL. If you come to Bologna don’t miss spending time around the city on the weekend … it’s foot traffic only on the streets around the Piazza Maggiore musicians are all over the streets busking and playing wonderful sounds – mostly – except for the young hippie throwbacks […]