Edinburgh Castle at dusk, 22 December 2011

Happy new year from Edinburgh, where fireworks will soon be lighting up over the castle—seen above a few days before Christmas.

I can’t believe I’ve neglected this blog even more in the second half of 2011 than the first; with a family member visiting over Christmas, there wasn’t even the chance of a last-minute catch-up run. Have to do something about that. If only there were some kind of collective resolution-making ritual...

31 December 2011

Isobel Lily Ewins

Isobel Lily Ewins

Our dear little daughter, born on my mother’s birthday. Smaller than her brother was, but every bit as wonderful.

She isn’t the reason I haven’t been posting here much—that was the craziest four months of my working life—but she might be for the next while.

4 June 2011 · x3

Journal in 2010