My in-laws just left after a five day visit. I don't mind it being a five day visit, but then again, five days of your house not being your own is always a bit unsettling and although I don't look forward to their departure when they are here, I can't say I'm sad to have things go back to normal. As a treat for my son's birthday, we took him to the Museum of Natural History in London on Thursday. He chose to go because we took him last year (he's been crazy about dinosaurs since he was three years old). They give out adventure packs at the museum which consist of a back pack, safari hat, and binoculars with an adventure to follow during their visit. The back pack has clues in it to solve a mystery. Last year it had a dinosaur claw, a tooth and a sample of dinosaur skin he had to match up to one on display. He had a great time solving the mystery and even remembered which dinosaur it ended up being. Last year's trip was wonderful. We walked right in,
Though, I will say, sometimes it's nice just to hide out inside of the house and pretend there aren't any scary Brits out there.
I must say, though, it's nice to know I'm not the only one who's sort of stuck in this mode. It's hard to discuss with my wife, because she feels bad. She doesn't need that ontop of financial issues, and having to find a new home soon.
Hopefully I'll catch you while you're online sometime. Would be nice to have someone to mutually vent with every so often. ;o)
FYI - As a rule, I don't give information on where I live anywhere on this site so I took the shopping center name out of the comment =)
We do have that center, but it's not exactly a mall. It's a mini mall at best. Now blue water is a mall, but too far to visit very often.
Thanks so much for the comment =)
I haven't seen you online in a while (not that I've been around except for the last few days). Just thought I'd let you know I've kept an eye out for you. =)
To be honest, as a recent expat, how were you to know? I should have thought of that - sorry!
All the best,