>> Sunday, 28 February 2010
Sunday night, we're back in Moscow, and I'm trying to avoid facing up to the fact that I have a one-on-one 90 minute long Russian lesson first thing tomorrow morning for which I have revised precisely nothing.
I was so full of good intentions when I started this. Hell, I was so full of good intentions when I was packing for our trip to England that not only did I take all my notes with me but whilst there I also purchased two packs of index cards so that I could transpose all the new words I was planning on learning onto them, all the better to be able to test myself with.
In fact, HA!
I wouldn't mind but Ludmilla, my teacher, clearly KNEW this was going to happen because a) she teaches mums a lot, and b) she said to me at my last lesson the day before I left that I shouldn't worry if I didn't have the chance to do anything because we could go over it all again when I got back. To which I spiritedly replied that of course I would be working on it - I would have loads of time.
Again, ha. HA!
So, rather than dwell on the prospect of my forthcoming humiliation tomorrow, let's talk about something much more interesting. The British Parent Blogger of the Week. You may have noticed my use of the world 'Parent' there, rather than 'Mummy' and yes, there's a clue; this week's pick is a bloke.
Dan at All That Comes With It writes of himself:
'I live near Huddersfield in the North of England. I’m a 33 years old part time stay at home dad. For three days a week I'm also a community mental health nurse but you won’t find me blogging about that much. I’m married to Kerry and we have two children - Amy (5) and Evan (2). I keep chickens, grow veg, enjoy the odd walk, and am a complete and utter geek.'
He's been blogging longer than God (allegedly) and in his 'spare' time is co-ordinating the forthcoming Hadrian's Wall walk in aid of The Joseph Salmon Trust - you can find out more about that and how to sponsor the walkers by clicking here. And the video on his post 'This One's for the Xbox Family' last week brought tears to my eyes and reminded me what a blxxdy amazing thing blogging can be.
Have tissues handy.
For the British Mummy Bloggers Ning, click here. (Note: It's called 'Mummy', but Dads can be members too).