Five years ago, I was stuck in the hospital with preeclampsia, a magnesium drip and two preemies in the NICU.  My life has changed so much since then — homes, countries, employers, careers, hobbies — but these two little kidlets have been a constant grounding force for me.  Which is not to say they have been constant.  They seem to grow before my very eyes.  And they are always revealing details of their hysterical little personalities that we hadn’t seen before.

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Our first visit to Portobello Market was shortly after we moved to London. I hadn’t settled in yet and felt very much like a tourist. And, like tourists from all over the world, I loved it.  It is huge (long, more accurately) and changes with every block.   It is colorful and vibrant and diverse and fun. There is a reason it is one of the most visited markets in the world. Read More →