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Notes on a Christening

Dear Karen,

By now, I hope you’ve got your laptop back where it belongs:  in your lap.  I feel partially responsible for you leaving it in Toronto, because you were there to attend our family christening this weekend. Continue reading

Computerless in Ottawa

Dear Wendy,

Well, this is a new one on me. As you know, Adrian and I drove to Toronto over the weekend to meet up with you and the rest of the family for little Scott’s baptism. Continue reading

Mummy? It’s me, Gilly, let me in your window…

Mummy and Karen,

Despite being sisters, and you both knowing me very well and having your own shared experiences, I’m afraid there’s something that you two may not have known. Continue reading

Dad, and the kindness of strangers

Dear Karen,

I’ve been thinking a lot about Dad recently.  Not sure why, but it seems he’s always on my mind these days.

In March, 2001, I got a call from home to say that he had suddenly, inexplicably, inexcusably, died.  To say I was in shock would be a gross understatement. Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Lars!

Dear Karen,

Today is Lars’ 60th birthday.  On 14 August, Lars Lykke was born, weighing in at 2.5kg and 45 cm long. Continue reading

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