Everyone has been helpfully reminding me that I will need to find a new name for the blog once I am living in the US.
Well, that much is obvious. The blog was named after the area in which (oh, OK, near which) I live in London. It simply wouldn't make sense in Long Island, NY. Heck, they don't even have nappies in America, they have diapers.
In fact, the name I originally thought of changing to was Diaper Island, but, as someone pointed out to me recently, it does sound a bit like you're swimming in a pile of shit, or living on some kind of sewage heap.
I have thought of other, New York based options - Englishwoman in New York, Nappies and the City, etc. But we won't actually be living in the City, so this might give the wrong impression. It doesn't help that some of the really good expat names are already taken (thank you, Not wrong just different, Mom/Mum and Expat Mum).
Now I have decided to rename the blog once I get out there. After all, until we settle in, I will have no idea exactly where we will be living (we are finding a house once we get there) and what my life will really be like.
I will, of course, be open to suggestions from the blogosphere and we could even have a vote.
But for now, although I've already said Goodbye to Nappy Valley (the place), I'm going to keep the Nappy Valley blog going just for the moment, just in a kind of foreign correspondent manner. (Actually, Foreign Correspondence is quite a good name. Maybe I'll bear it in mind). Hopefully, the next time you hear from me I will be blogging from Brooklyn.