Hi! We went on a trip, and then we came back. It was great. I had a million great conversations with swell people and stayed up late and ate piles of delicious food. Jane cavorted with doting five- and nine-year-olds, fed delectable brioche to a stinky beagle, and had countless mutually gleeful slapping fights with our hosts' feisty half-grown cat. Steve mostly worked. Poor Steve.
Soon Steve's parents will be visiting us, but I will try to get in at least one real post before then, because I missed you.
In the meantime, here is a picture of Jane browsing the Times Literary Supplement in my best friend's parents' kitchen: