Bike rides around Paris

A cool site with 6 traffic-light routes out of Paris. Useful for my triathlon training and also for days out with Clo and the boys

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New Year 2011

My resolutions for this year:

  • Lose another 5kg from a starting weight of 100kg (down from 105kg at the start of 2010)
  • Participate in the Paris triathlon (1.5 km swim, 40 km ride, 10 km run) and/or the Paris-Honfleur bike race (208km)
  • Update this blog daily (not off to a good start, so far!)
  • Write something
  • Generally be a good dad and husband
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We’re now dividing Guilhem’s toys into free play (most of them) and structured play (a few nice games), in which we play with him and try and instill the concepts of taking turns, waiting, etc. But on the whole, I think we’re on the right, playful side of this debate:

The Movement to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum –

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Childhood isn't a race

Against childhood as forced multitasking for a better future.

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The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger: Tiny Desk Concert

A very charming couple and a sweet little concert: Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl on NPR.

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A Two Year Old Learns that People Leave

Guilhem will often say “X est parti” (X has gone away) to talk about someone he’s seen recently and is no longer there. It’s not a sad thing – he quite enjoys enumerating the people that he’s seen, but last week he said to Clo: “Johann est parti” (Johann has gone away). Johann was the little boy with whom Guilhem was guarded from four months to two years, but he and his family moved to the US at the end of October. From his tone, which was more muted than usual, Clo inferred that Guilhem was beginning to understand that Johann was indeed gone, and wasn’t coming back

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Giant drum shade pendant

Another possible hack for me.

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