EU science chief: msg to academics and policymakers

CaSE  held its annual lecture last night with a most prominent speaker: the EU Chief Scientific Adviser to President J.M. Barroso. In addition to an invigorating talk about European scientific excellence and her role in promoting it, Prof Anne Glover had clear messages to the scientific and policymaking communities. Science in part of our CULTURE. […]

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One small step..

.. and a giant leap in a little girl’s development: Lulu has taken her first steps. It all happened in Ilkka’s auntie Riitta’s bathroom in London, on the sunny morning of Sat, August 7, as Lulu was 14 months old. Same age as her big brother when he started walking. Little missy has had a […]

Rain and doctor

We are safely back in Amsterdam after the 1 week trip to Portugal by the three of us, and the 14 day trip to Finland and staying by the 4 of us at in-laws (total 6 people). No matter how close the relatives are, 14 days 24/7 with the kids and one week before that […]

Ready for holidays!

Meetings, planning and paper-writing will soon be set aside, as me and the family head toward Portugal this upcoming Saturday. Just having purchased an online Lonelyplanet book chapter it is hard to take my eyes off the street maps of Lisbon, directions to Sintra and the wonderful descriptions of both. My daydreaming of a week’s […]