Brain not quite functioning yet from jet lag but keen to resume some sort of service. It's main message to me at the moment seems to be 'eat cheese', occasionally interspersed with 'eat chocolate'. Nevertheless I am distracting it from the hunk of Red Leicester in the fridge briefly to try and compose some sort of blog post. Bear with it/me.
Children's books taken to Australia = 15
Children's books brought back from Australia = 36 (and an extra suitcase)
They are all now in Eddie's bed and he was happy reading them at 3am this morning.
Sadly, not many of them are in fact Australian- we were extremely lucky beneficiaries of my Walker Books antipodean fairy bookmother; but we have a few choice pearls to roll under your noses in the weeks to come.
In the meantime the boy himself with his most precious offering from the original 15: 'Doctor Who's 100 Scariest Monsters'; from which fine tome he enthralled a group of travelling Malaysian schoolgirls with a spirited reading of some of the goriest for two hours in Kuala Lumpur airport. He knows how to please the ladies that one.