This munchkin is not named Marius, despite his attire. For the uninitiated, Sebastian is here wearing his awesome Marius sweater and hat, knitted by his very talented Norwegian grandmother (farmor) :) The Marius design looks like an exquisite traditional pattern but is actually not that old (50s). Wikipedia tells me that as opposed to traditional patterns, which uses the natural colours of wool (white, gray, black), the Marius design uses coloured yarn. It’s gorgeous and very popular.
First time on a swing! Almost, not quite. But the first time he’s been on one for any length of time and the first time he’s really enjoying it. In Niagara-on-the-lake today.
This is Sebastian, the cookiemonster, at 14 months. He’s a very happy little thing and developing incredibly fast. A healthy appetite for cookies he has certainly developed.
Another picture of Sebastian in the snow, this time with daddy.
Playing in the snow after the big snowfall in February. We got 30 cm of snow in one day. Sebastian was happily exploring the snow and learning to walk in his big winter boots.
A panoramic crop of seagulls in flight.
When well captured, even the common seagull can look good.
Another picture of seagulls in flight.
After a long hiatus, I’m back with some pictures that *aren’t* of Sebastian. Yes, he’s my favourite subject, but today I had the opportunity to go down to Port Dalhousie to take some pictures after dropping him off at daycare. It had snowed overnight and the morning was crisp and sunny and cold. I managed to get quite close to a flock of gulls resting on the breakwater. Out there, the pier was covered in ice and I was sprayed with water when waves broke against the concrete. Above all, it was bitterly cold, but absolutely worth it. Just to take some pictures of common seagulls.
The happy little munchkin and I at the farmers’ market in London the other day. Sebastian’s wearing farmor’s knitted sweater that turned out to be just a little too big for him still.
Sebastian is now just over 10 months old. To use the old cliche, how time flies. Every day that goes by he is less of a baby: more mobile, more playful and communicative. In a little bit we’ll celebrate his first birthday and think about how incredible it is that he’s been with us for a full year. It’s becoming hard to think about how life was without him. He really is the most amazing human I’ve ever known.
I was recently at a conference at the University of Oxford and I had a little time to go look around the city and the university.
Oxford is something out of the ordinary. The city is of course incredibly historic, but what truly makes it special is that it is completely dominated by the famous university. Over 30 colleges dot the city and a great many of them are right in the city centre. In many ways the numerous colleges _is_ Oxford, because their old buildings can be seen everywhere. Shops and private housing fill up the space in-between. Oxford is well worth the trip if you're in London, only 80km away with ubiquitous bus and train connections. And if you grow tired of old buildings, you can go punting on River Cherwell and the Thames.