Empress of Japan visits the Osborne

June 28, 2009

According to an article in the The Globe and Mail On Wednesday they travel to Toronto. Among other events, the Empress, a world-renown expert on children’s literature and an author of children’s books, will tour the Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of children’s books. My partner Yuka has worked at the Osborne for 20 years. […]

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An Engineer’s Guide to Cats

April 11, 2008
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L.M. Montgomery – a photoset on Flickr

February 13, 2008

I’ve just updated L.M. Montgomery – a photoset on Flickr to include 38 photos from last night’s launch of Budge Wilson’s new book Before Green Gables, and Elizabeth Epperly’s Imagining Anne: The Island Scrapbooks of L.M. Montgomery at the ROM last night. Also unveiled were the new Anne coin, a new stamp, and a girl […]

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Being wizard at maths is magic for failing school

December 28, 2007

No one is going to accuse me of being a Potterite, but I have to appreciate the effect: Being wizard at maths is magic for failing school – Times Online Wizard-themed lessons have been introduced at Robert Mellors Primary School, in Nottingham. Children dress as their favourite Harry Potter characters, chant spells and use their […]

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Catsy’s in town and knows how Yuka feels

December 27, 2007

Check out Catspaw’s Guide to Toronto Weather. Catsy, Ken, Elizabeth, Rochelle and Jeremy are coming over for dinner tonight. And Jeremy’s cooking. I’m cringing, Ken is mellowing, Elizabeth’s scoffing, Yuka’s avoiding, and Catsy and Shelly will be bonding. Looking forward to it.

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Nice and Villefranche on Flickr

December 22, 2007

Just updated Provence Winter 2007 with shots of Nice and Villefranche today. This is a fav:

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Hotel Welcome, Villefranche

December 22, 2007

Yuka and I are on the move again, or were. Have decamped from Nice, and are now in Villefranche for a couple of days. This is our hotel, Welcome, made famous it seems by Jean Cocteau, though I don’t know why. The place has his images and designs everywhere, and it is rather wonderful. Our […]

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Tourette Sur Loup to Vence

December 19, 2007

made via google Maps This was our walking trip today. We’d taken the bus from Nice to Vence, had coffee, then a bus from there to Tourette sur Loup. After walking around town, we ended up at the old entrance, and walked down a half km of footpath to what I think is an old […]

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L.M. Montgomery Christmas in Norval

November 24, 2007

Yuka, Ben and I are off to L.M. Montgomery Christmas in Norval Montgomery Christmas Saturday, November 24th, 2007 10 am – 3 pm Three church bazaars and luncheons, baked goods and Christmas items at Crawford’s Bakery, Bovaird Street (Hwy. 7). Look for further updates about LM Montgomery readings, book signings, and recitals, all in the […]

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Anne’s Diary

July 18, 2007

Yuka pointed me to Anne’s Diary, a blog-like environment that claims to be totally safe for children. I’ve been looking at it, and I can’t quite get my head around who is really running it and what the politics behind it is. Any thoughts?

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