No, this is totally not one of those posts where I weigh the pros and cons of childhood vaccinations. Because really, if you don’t know by now, I’m very squarely in the “yay, science and medicine!” camp. No question about it. Rather, this is the post where I share what I’ve learned about the differences in vaccination schedules between what my kids will be getting in Finland versus what they would have gotten if they were born in the US. Also, how that differs from what I got as a kid born in Taiwan. And then I show you guys …
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In late August of 2012, I had to return to Taiwan due to familial obligations. Afterwards, we spent a bit of time exploring some local attractions that I didn’t get a chance to see last time we were there. This included sampling some of the more unique food offerings at a night market. Hence the snake. Amongst other things.
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Back in July 2012, the hubby and I (and both sets of parents, plus his sister) spent most of our July in Taiwan, hitting up a handful of the more popular touristy spots. I shared some of these photos on Facebook when we got back, but haven’t had time to actually post in more detail, thanks to the craziness that started right after we got back. Here’s my chance to finally do so!
A continuation of the gallery from yesterday, in a way. This is all the stuff that I could carry in my checked-in luggage from that same trip back in 2011. Besides being deterred by my gaudily bright-pink-patterned suitcase set, I’m pretty sure that any would-be thief who peeked inside said suitcases and saw the cumbersome pile of cheap foreign food items would just give up the situation as Totally Not Worth It. Except that it was totally worth it to me, given the difficulty in obtaining some of said items in our little corner of the country.
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Wow, look what I found lurking in my old to-post folder! The last batch of photos from my London work trip back in spring of 2011. Yeah, the one where it became my mission in life to order steamed dumplings from every place within delivery range that made them. Seriously, I’ve got the pictures to prove it. It was an obsession. Just thinking about the woeful lack of delivery dumplings here makes me sad. It’s almost criminal. Why do you hate me so, Finland?
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We saw some of Germany this past weekend. It was pretty!
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Continued from my last set of food diary pictures, a week ago.
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No, really — unless you are my parents, you probably won’t be interested in these pictures. Just stuff that I snapped here and there in my wanderings, of dubious interest and usually bad resolution. Motorbike protest outside of Piccadilly station. Very loud, so you might want to turn down the speakers if they’re on. Pretty view above Fort Horsted of the surrounded Kent countryside and beyond. Drive-by scenery of Kent. More drive-by scenery.
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So labeled because some of our locations were much lusher in foliage than one would expect to find in the middle of a huge metropolis. Sadly, I did not get a snapshot of the fox that apparently crossed the path of one of the groups headed home after our twilight/night shoot day.
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This past Friday, we shot at Fort Horsted, a renovated Napoleonic fort that now houses a business center and event space. I do love when we are allowed out on a day pass 😀 Not only did we get a cool tour of the creepy old underground tunnels and bunkers, but I finally got a chance to get out of the city for a while! Given, Kent isn’t exactly a long distance away, but it was still fun and different. Here are some pictures and video from location — not really costume-related, but still work-related in that I wouldn’t have …