Ex Pat Mamma

Friday, February 24, 2006


busy, busy, having to earn my keep, pay the mortgage, raise a son, you know, the usual. I'd consider retiring, but the RomabĂ­ll failed her MOT this morning. On the other hand, pupo's complaint with little chef is now with their legal team, so who knows? Maybe we'll get a big enough pay off for a new car. Then again...

Work is hectic, trying to run a law school with no money. Home is good. Pupo is adorable. Babysitter is booked and hubby and I have a "date" tonight for the first time in months. We'll go to the movies and might splash out on a wee dram afterwards.

I'm probably off to Washington, DC next month, courtesy of my students who happily won a moot court competition and are off to the finals. I'm the "coach" and they beg me to go. No, really, they beg me. Next year, I'll need to find them a competition in Barbados. Did I tell you hubby and I nearly moved to Barbados? Ah, another time...

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Hmmm... I think I should be offended.

That's amazon for you. Well, my friend got offered his heart's desire on amazon. And here's me, trying to help out a friend by looking for a book on getting your baby to sleep and I get offered I can make you thin. Excuse me, I AM thin. And if that's not bad enough, I then get offered The Attachment Parenting Book. No, not my thing, you'll be surprised to hear. What a lot of tosh that is, don't start me....

Amazon, amazon, you know me not. I am an enigma.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Naughty Mummy

So, er pupo had his first taste of ice cream last night. And I mean "taste" not "eat." I let him lick my finger. Twice. Well, of course he liked it. But then, he likes everything so that was no surprise. He was up a little late, as we had guests, but we put him to bed at 8.30. At 9.15, he was still singing away and playing, so I went through and he was high as a kite. I took him up, to try to give him some milk and a soothing cuddle, but NO, IT'S PLAYTIME MUMMY, WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY OR SOMETHING? At ten, I put him down again and he quickly fell asleep and woke at 9 this morning.

Lesson learned: a TINY bit of sugar is a dangerous thing!