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  • A day in Detroit

    After a night in the Travelodge by the airport (not recommended – paper thin walls and a depressing bathroom) I got up late and took an Uber to the Detroit Institute of Art, stowed my bag at the coatcheck, then found my way to a slightly unsatisfactory cappuccino and an enormous blueberry muffin for breakfast. […]

  • Art After Dark

    This evening I went to ‘Art After Dark’, an outdoor event at the hipster enclave of Gilman Barracks, where there were lots of art exhibits, some live music, and a lot of pop-up restaurants.

  • At the Jazz festival

    The weather improved today, which is to say it cooled down from record-breaking levels to a normal 22°, so when we took the kids to the children’s area at the Montreal Jazz Festival, we didn’t think we would collapse from heatstroke.

  • Driven up the wall

    This afternoon, back at Boulder Movement, this time with my phone in hand and a new pair of shoes, dangling off a wall, I discovered that climbing and selfies aren’t such a great combination. Perhaps if I were dangling in front of a scene of great natural beauty it would be more impressive, or if […]

  • Millions of cascading plastic discs

    We went to the National Gallery today to renew our membership and give the girls another exposure to art, in the hope in inspires aesthetic judgment later in their lives. (Well, in the morning we went back to Tiong Bahru Park to get sunburn and then croissants at the bakery, but if that of which […]

  • My three year old could do that

    This week, La Serpiente has been making art at school, as part of the three week long holiday programme. Today I went over to her school in a nauseating taxi, to pick up a huge bag of the things she had produced. As we headed over to her swimming lesson, she gabbled on to me […]

  • My two year old could do that

    Today was La Serpiente’s art exhibition, and her fever had cooled sufficiently overnight that she could attend. Cue much wobbling and squawking as her mother explained to her that she wouldn’t be able to nap today, what with going to school, and then going to the art exhibition, and then going swimming. We had a […]

  • Robots and no sleep until bedtime

    After a dreadful night’s sleep, we had a busy day today. First thing this morning I was frothing milk for wife and child, and then we went off to the Art Science Museum at the Marina Bay Sands, where there’s a Future World exhibition going on. This is a series of darkened rooms with lots […]

  • At the National Gallery

    Last night there was a party in the flat above us. I’m not sure if it was a Chinese New Year party (it would have been a day late) or just a regular make-a-huge-bellowing-noise-every-ten-minutes-for-four-hours party. Either way, the yelling continued until about two a.m. I couldn’t sleep at all, and I was quite surprised that […]

  • Painting with Microsoft

    I bought a Microsoft Surface back in January, and one of the toys it comes with is Fresh Paint, a painting app which you can use the included stylus to paint with. I tried it out in a Microsoft Store in Bellevue almost a year ago and was resolutely unimpressed, but I’ve come to find […]