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  • The long way back

    My lovely daughters came in to wake me up this morning to tell me they were letting me sleep in for my birthday, which was nice. We had a relaxed start to the day, drinking tea and coffee and eating cinnamon rolls. I opened my presents: A God In Ruins, the book that we inadvertently […]

  • Singaporean Mexican Birthday Party

    Today was my wife’s birthday, so after work I took her to El Mero Mero (the boss of bosses), a Mexican restaurant in the Chjimes complex. We got there half an hour early so I drank a Tecate and she got on the mezcal before we went into the garden for tacos.

  • Living in the present

    I gave Destroyer a present this morning, Cinder, a shiny green Beanie Baby dragon about half her size. This provoked some anger from La Serpiente, who couldn’t understand why she wasn’t also getting more presents, despite already having a myriad of cuddly toys. Still, it was good that Destroyer liked Cinder, as evidenced by her […]

  • Fighting to sleep

    I failed to heed my own advice and didn’t stay awake for long on the flight; I was unconscious by halfway through Miss Congeniality (just like the scriptwriters, ironically enough) and slept soundly for eight hours. Which meant I woke about midnight Singapore time and couldn’t get back to sleep, and so I arrived home […]

  • One year on, second time around

    It’s a year since Butterball Destroyer, our second daughter, sprang into the world. She’s grown quite some in that time, as well as changing her hair colour from dark brown to light blonde (working on disguises already?) and, despite being grumpy for the last week with a cold, has been remarkably cheerful for most of […]

  • Happy birthday La Serpiente

    To celebrate La Serpiente’s third birthday, we took the ferry from Dartmouth to Halifax and spent a fortune on outdoor gear at MEC. What says “happy birthday” better than seeing your father try on five different pairs of shoe, and then purchase an ice-cream maker in the shape of a football? Well, La Serpiente was […]

  • Early Birthday Party

    “It’s a machine” La Serpiente cooed, as she unwrapped her first birthday present this morning. (As she’s going to have her birthday in Canada, we thought we’d spread the gift giving out over this week – and all the way through until we get to England.) I’d wrapped up an instant camera I was given […]

  • I has eated all the cake

    This evening we had another attempt at a birthday party. (I’m slightly disappointed that nobody went to the restaurant at 3:30 this morning, but you can’t have everything.)

  • Birthday surprise

    I didn’t sleep well last night: down at eleven, I woke back up at midnight and then couldn’t get back down until about four or five this morning. Today I felt hideous, but my wife had organised a surprise dinner for me. Unfortunately…

  • Early birthday presents

    It’s my birthday tomorrow, but after opening some of my presents on Saturday – new cycling shorts, new pants and socks, and Guy Martin’s second autobiography – I had one more parcel that my wife had given me to fly back to Singapore with. It had the concerning dimensions and weight of a small, hyper […]