Quick wildlife update - I saw a raccoon in the garden last night! Now, I realise that this is probably the equivalent of seeing a fox in London (an almost daily occurrence in our Nappy Valley street) but I found it pretty damn exciting. A raccoon, to me, is a real wild animal. No matter that it had tried to nibble my rubbish bag, left outside the back door for about ten seconds en route to the wheelie bin. It had flashing black eyes, a pert little face and was fluffy-toy cute.
The Doctor was out (at a compulsory learner drivers' course - of which more later) and I had no-one to tell, except Littleboy 1, who was still up but didn't understand what a racccon was, until I showed him a picture of one online. I think he probably thought Mummy had gone nuts, babbling about wild animals and showing him pictures on the laptop. My only other option was to sit down and write an 'OhMyGod' style email to my sister - who probably also now thinks I have gone stark raving mad.
Anyway, I digress. Being a bona fide expat now, I have joined the hallowed ranks of the Expat Mums Blog, and am taking part in their blogging carnival today. Take a look here, and you'll find a whole host of fascinating posts, from parents spread far across the world, from Budapest to Laos. Enjoy.