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Protected: The tooth fairy makes a house call in New York

Posted in Family Protected by Andrew Spender on March 27, 2010

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Protected: The Circus Comes to School

Posted in Family Protected, NYC by Andrew Spender on March 13, 2010

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Protected: Reading Past Bedtime

Posted in Family Protected, NYC by Andrew Spender on March 13, 2010

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Protected: Drip Drop Ping Pong!

Posted in Family Protected, Movie, NYC by Andrew Spender on March 13, 2010

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North Face (Nordwand) – The Movie

Posted in Movie by Andrew Spender on March 6, 2010

I’ve been looking forward to this movie for quite some time. “North Face” (or Nordwand) is based on the true story of Kurz and Hinterstoisser’s attempt in 1936 to be the first to climb the north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. It’s a phenomenal movie and I recommend that you see it at the cinema right now. It’s the best movie I have seen in years (yes, you know I’m biased due to my obsession with all-things mountainous!).

I first read Kurz and Hinterstoisser’s tragic story in the definitive mountain book of all time, “White Spider” by Harrer. He was the first person to climb the north face of the Eiger in 1938. He then went AWOL from the German Army in 1939 and absconded into central Tibet. He wrote about his experience as one of the first Europeans to live in Lhasa and become a tutor of the young Dalai Lama in the incredible book “Seven Years in Tibet“, but that’s a whole other story.

Anyway….. see this movie. It’s great.

North Face Movie

North Face Movie

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Protected: Simple Tastes

Posted in Family Protected, NYC by Andrew Spender on March 3, 2010

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Manhattan at Night

Posted in NYC by Andrew Spender on March 3, 2010
Manhattan at night - viewed from Brooklyn

Manhattan at night - viewed from Brooklyn

Protected: Eating Breakfast with a Weetabix Monster

Posted in Family Protected, NYC by Andrew Spender on March 1, 2010

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