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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Famous Christmas Cake Incident of 1988

This was a by-product of the egg scare in England that year.  My Aunt Beryl had taken a cake decorating course that year and had decorated a beautiful Christmas cake.  Unfortunately there had been a salmonella outbreak that autumn and no one was using eggs.  She used fake eggs and as a result when we went to cut the icing, it had turned to concrete.  I can't even remember how we got through to the cake which was still edible, but it took a lot of time and effort!



Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

British Museum

An amazing visit to the British Museum, highlights what one would expect: Elgin Marbles, Rosetta Stone, Sutton Hoo treasures.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Off to England for Christmas, first stop Reading


Where some Canadians residing in France visiting England found a dog that was picked up by an Australian living in England and that rode a motorcycle (got it?!)  This happened while visiting the Pages who are responsible for the existence of us children.  Our mother met them while at Chapel Hill and they advised her to study at Durham where she met our Dad.

 



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mystery Photo

No idea where this was taken.  It was taken during our weekend trip to Strasbourg and Germany.  Some place along the French-German border?


Strasbourg


Strasbourg is a beautiful city with a gorgeous cathedral.  We visited my Dad's colleague and his wife who were there for a visit.  While my parents had dinner with them the three children went to dinner on our own.










Freiburg and Offenburg

Weekend trip to Germany - in a rental car as ours need repairs (again!)




 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Cine Club

In our school there was a Cine Club that my brother and I joined.  All the films were either in French or dubbed.  The two I remember enjoying the most were La Belle et La Bete and Fenetre sur Cour.  The one that I still don't understand to this day is Duel - for years I thought this was a language issue but I now know that was not the barrier.



Thursday, November 7, 2013

My 14th Birthday

With more yummy cake from our local patisserie.