An Australian critter and its humans

When I visited Australia for work, I asked some colleagues to recommend Australian books and authors for toddlers. Diary of a Wombat (or Mmmbat as my kid calls it) came highly recommended. It’s beautifully illustrated and tells the rather amusing story of a wombat who comes into contact with a family of humans and decides…

This Week (and Last Week)

Fun Went to the South Bay for lunch with a friend.  I also stopped in at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park (where I bought a book and a notebook for writing in, since mine is almost done) and had a nice mint hot chocolate (with real whipped cream) at Cafe Borrone next door.  Those are two…

This week

Fun Had a nice 5 mile walk along Ocean Beach from Sloat to the Beach Chalet and back.  The snowy plovers were out in force and were fascinating to watch as they ventured into the water and ran away from the waves. Went to a friend’s house for dinner; she made roasted veggies and a…

This week

Reading Finished Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky.  Well done and enjoyable, though I’ve been falling asleep while reading more often and it took me a few weeks to get through it. Read The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith.  Perhaps a bit of a guilty pleasure, but I find his books…