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.