ampelmann, berlin, traffic light

The Little Green and Red Men of Berlin

  We just got back from a trip to Berlin.  This was my first visit to this city with such a chequered past.  Jeff had business there, but we took a few extra days just to see the sights.  Our hotel was in the eastern part of the city, the part that until 1989 was…

To Catch A Thief

I decided to do something that I knew very little about and had no talent for.  I decided to bake some muffins.  That was more that 30 years ago when I was going to university and living with my flatmate, Mary Jane.  I had a recipe so I just jumped right in without verifying whether…

Happy New Year

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely holiday season. Jeff and I had a very nice Christmas in London with a friend who came from Nice to visit us. Now my thoughts are turning to those New Year resolutions.  Most of us start a new year full of hope. It is a new beginning, a time…