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This photo says it all! My MIL is visiting us at the moment. On Sunday we took her out for brunch and then on to the new Recciuti Chocolate Lab (like hubby, MIL is a bit of a chocoholic) in the up-and-coming Dogpatch area of town. Recchiuti is a local artisinal confectioner, whose creations are […]

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So we ambled over to Fay Park, which was really a tiny little garden┬ádesigned by famous landscape architect, Thomas D. Church. It is so tiny that you could very easily miss it. But it is a gorgeous little gem . . . a wonderful place to have a romantic rendezvous (we were the only people […]

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Baseball is a big deal in the US. If you are a foreigner like me, but have watched any popular American films, you would know this. Keen to experience this important facet of American culture since arriving here, I have tried to persuade Hub to take me to a to watch at least one baseball […]

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This weekend has been a wonderful antidote to the horrid week we had (the apartment upstairs had a leak and the result was a lot of water damage to our apartment which is going to take a while to sort out). On Saturday, we took some of Hub’s rellies (who were visiting from Canada) sightseeing. […]

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There is a fantastic celebration of literature and writing that takes place in San Francisco every year called LitQuake. It’s an amazing event organized largely by volunteers (LitQuake is a non-profit which only has two paid employees). The event culminates in a “Lit Crawl” – a sort of literary stroll that takes place in and […]

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On our recent visit to the SFMoMA, we stopped for a hot drink at the cafe on the terrace, which serves amazing Blue Bottle coffee. It also serves divine Recchiuti hot chocolate and incredible-looking art-themed desserts, which are not like anything I have ever come across. I didn’t feel compelled to actually have one – […]

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On Saturday, Hub and I went to Wordcamp San Francisco 2010! It was my first Wordcamp and Hub’s second. The day was organized in such a way that there were two possible talks going on simultaneously through most of the day – a ‘techie’ talk and a talk for the not-so techie (such as myself). […]

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No, you this is NOT a typo – I did mean the brides of March! We did our usual Saturday errands today. As we were driving to the supermarket, I spotted a man in a wedding dress waiting to cross the street . . . and then another . . . and then a women […]

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I think afternoon tea is one of my favourite special meals. One of the most original and fun wedding gifts (yes, I know, wedding was over a year ago!) we received, was afternoon tea at the Fairmont. We’ve had such a busy year, that we haven’t managed to schedule in this teatime treat! We finally […]

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I just passed my California driving test today – Yay! It was my first attempt so I am really happy. I’ve been dragging my heels with the whole driving thing. I live in a really centrally located apartment with amazing public transport (or ‘transit’ as they call it here) links, and I have been buying […]

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