Tea Party 2016

Most years my parents, my wife, and I throw a tea party some time around New Year’s, where we bake tons of sweet and savory things and invite lots and lots of friends around. I try and document the spread each year, and here’s this year’s, including a few new items.

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Didcot Railway I: Scenery

This summer while we were living in Oxford, we spent a Saturday afternoon at the Didcot Railway center. It was a wonderful place full of excellent trains; here’s part 1 of my pictures from that afternoon, containing scenery and other non-train things. Trains themselves coming in part 2!

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Thoughts on Laptops™

aka Yet Another Think-piece on the MacBook Pro announcement I’ve been using a 15″ mid-2012 (non-retina) MacBook Pro for the last 4 years or so, and like many people, had been waiting for Apple’s recent announcement before upgrading. Now that it’s happened, however, I find myself having second thoughts. My Criteria First, a word about […]

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This summer we took a short family trip up to Derbyshire, and spent some time at some lovely places, including Chatsworth House, and Haddon Hall. There was also a lovely little train line running through Matlock, where we stayed.

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Niagara Falls

On the way back to Ann Arbor from a wedding in upstate New York, we stopped at Niagara Falls for some lunch and to see the falls. Despite the somewhat overcast day, they were still quite beautiful.

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Fire Garden

As part of the commemoration of the Great Fire of London, 350 years ago this year, there was an amazing fire garden in front of the Tate Modern this weekend. We went last night, and it was incredible. There’s also a projection on the dome of St Paul’s, and an unrelated but also great floating […]

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Day Out in London

I thought I’d show a collection from Instagram here, of a day out in London, in order to record them in a more permanent and ordered fashion. I’ve been experimenting with the Darkroom app for iOS now that VSCO got an iffy UI, and enjoying it. It’s got a better UI than Snapseed and seems […]

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