Friday, December 28, 2001

Maybe I should make my home page so I might actually update this more often.

Christmas was nice and quiet, no snow though. I didn't find the Victorian greeting card Christmas that I always imagined London to be. It may be out there, but I've been staying at home most of the time so I haven't had a chance to look for it. We bought a massively impressive one foot tall Christmas tree-in-a-pot. It'd be nice if we could keep it around and watch it grow along with Yukiko, but apartment living and continent-hopping may make that difficult.

Pictures of Yukiko can (soon) be found here. Happy holidays!

Monday, December 10, 2001

Would you pay $100 for this?

Friday, December 07, 2001

Geographically challenged. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why it seemed to get dark so early here. I mean, London is roughly at the same latitude as Toronto and Halifax right? Ding dong, I'm wrong. Toronto's latitude: 43 39 N. London: 51 30 N. It starts getting dark at 3:30 and is pitch black before 5 pm, and still almost three weeks to go before winter solstice.

I've always been somewhat ambivalent about having a child. I thought I wouldn't mind having one but I didn't particularly need to. I wasn't at all prepared for the powerful emotion that overcomes you when you hold your sleeping daughter in your arms. It just doesn't get much better than this.

Monday, December 03, 2001


Please welcome to the planet Yukiko Elizabeth Muramatsu Goulden. A feisty, beautiful and strong baby girl. Born 7:48 pm Friday November 30, 2001 at the Whittington Hospital, London, England.

Peace be with you little one. May our love and care prepare you for your journey, where ever it may lead.