Pilar’s Family Shoot

Pilar’s sisters and their retinue came to Holland to visit her from Spain, and to commemorate the occasion she asked me to come to Rotterdam to do a family photoshoot in a lovely sunlit park. I was somewhat surprised by the choice of loca…tion; I’d expected they’d favor a more typically Dutch setting — but […]

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Eva’s Birthday

With summer finally reasserting itself after a false start in April, we couldn’t ask for finer weather to celebrate the birthday of my sister-in-law-kind-of-beause-David-and-I-aren’t-married-but-whatever, Eva. Hosted by her father and his wife Judith (some of the finest hosts whose hospitality I’ve had the pleasure of exploiting) we enjoyed the sun in their garden, under the […]

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Lilou’s Baptism in Champagne

Despite (or thanks to) having such a large family I’m not particularly up-to-date on how to describe various relatives, so let me try to be as specific as I can. This weekend, three of my father’s sons (including me) and one of their girlfriends spent far too long in a car that was far too […]

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Christmas Dinner with the In-Laws

On Boxing Day, David’s dad Cees and his wife Judith invited us for dinner, along with several other relatives. There was a strong Brazilian contingent, though the food was wholesomely European. Once the feast had settled we started into the gifts, stacked under the trees, and a supposed Brazillian tradition that required every opened gift […]

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