The Best Laid Plans of Eggs and Men

It all started idyllically enough. I picked the boys up from school, I briefed┬áthem on the great fun we’d be having, we went for a stroll along a country lane bordered by vineyards and olive groves. Late afternoon sun slanted. Lizards scuttled across sunlit stone walls. We picked blossoms and interestingly-shaped leaves, laughed, chatted. What…

Super-Groovy Easter Eggs 2013

We colored our Easter eggs today, using home made dyes and leaves and blossoms gathered from the garden. (You can find the full instructions in this previous post.) Unfortunately, this was a bit more problematic this year, since there’s still several inches of snow on the ground from Budapest’s latest-season snowstorm in 50 years. We…