Peek above the bushes

Catching up with our California community at a mini urban learn-fest, in the vein of Above the Trees:

…including a chance to unpack the liquid nitrogen-ice cream skills:


Elm City cheer

Balmy family Christmas in New Haven, Connecticut.

London dry

Spirit blending class at the Ginstitute, Portobello Road, London

…and a well-lit journey home via Oxford Circus.

London - 5

Glimpse of Lisbon

Whetting our appetites with douro, percebes and pasteis during a Lisbon work weekend (cut even shorter by flight delays); hope to see more of Portugal soon.

Antique abundance

Touring the 18th-century home and recreated gardens of Carl Linnaeus, father of modern taxonomy, in Uppsala, Sweden. Thanks to gracious guests Veronica and Dieter Söll for inspiring a beautiful journey.

Artful island

Midsommarhelgen voyage on the M/S Enköping to Artipelag, Björn Jakobson’s island-museum on Värmdö in the Stockholm archipelago.

Top photo: Stilla rörelse (Maria Miesenberger)

Dreamy Dalarna

Weekend in the Dalecarlian countryside for the Swedish Conference on Macromolecular Structure and Function, held for 20 years among the red barns and horse pastures of Tällberg on Lake Siljan.