Thursday, August 26, 2010

Phew - that went quickly.

Arrived back in Chicago last night after a whirlwind few weeks in England. Didn't get to do much as time meant that it was mostly taken up with family, which is fine with me. I'm not going to complain any more about the weather as we did have a few glorious days in the second week.

One of those days involved a gathering of extended family members. My mother has somewhere around fifty first cousins (I know), and I know a lot of their children although I have never actually counted how many second cousins there are. Anyway, on my 2nd weekend we met up with one branch of my mum's cousins and a few of their children, who are my age.

Don't know if you remember me mentioning that Trish at Mum's Gone To... turns out to be one of said second cousins, but here we are at her mum's house enjoying good food and great company. And if you look at the tips of our noses, you can see the family resemblance!


Then, the day before I left, I did the first ever podcast interview for the Expat Focus web site where I am a columnist.

You can listen to this here.  (Don't worry, it lasts about 5 minutes tops.)

Right, - I have three suitcases to unpack.  Groan.

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7 comments:

  1. Welcome hyem. Glad the English weather cooperated somewhat. good podcast too.
    :-)

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  2. It was so great to meet you properly when all I could remember were some dodgy discos from our youth.

    Your daughter and Little Man were both delightful and it was super to see our mums together reminiscing.

    Now can you stop bringing attention to my nose, please!!

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  3. 50 first cousins?! I thought I had a lot with 30. How very cool that a fellow blogger is a relative though! Let's see, who would I like to find out I'm related to? That could be an interesting meme...

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  4. welcome back! Was lovely to meet you at Cybe rMummy. Actually this summer in England wasn't bad at all. we went to a (heated) outdoor pool 4 or 5 times. Phew!

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  5. welcome back! Was lovely to meet you at Cybe rMummy. Actually this summer in England wasn't bad at all. we went to a (heated) outdoor pool 4 or 5 times. Phew!

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  6. I love packing but hate the un-packing. Have you finished yet? It's like the holiday never happened when everything gets put away.
    Glad you had such a great catch up with 'family'.

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  7. Hello,
    I think we must have passed each other somewhere over the Atlantic. We have just spent 2 weeks in Chicago and came home to London on 26th August.
    Just wondering if you have been participating in the "capture my Chicago" project?
    www.capturemychicago.com
    There have been some fabulous photos. I signed up for it too.
    :-)

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