Blimey - so much has happened since I was last here - so much, in fact that I'll have to bore the world in installments or else I disturb them by droning on once they're asleep.
The biggest news is that our family of three will become four in July - which opens up a whole new chapter in our lives. I'm sure that my year-old relationship with Brazilian bureaucracy has scarcely prepared me for the odyssey of paper that will no doubt be delivered along with our bi-national bundle of joy. Best get cracking with the Portuguese lessons then. Bring it on!
The other bit of news is that this teachers epic holiday of holidays is at an end, so I now have to go back and join the rest of the universe on the treadmill. Still, it was fun while it lasted (and although I'm not riding tubes ala Keanu Reeves in Point Break, at least I can stand up on my board, dude)
Oh, and I'm playing in a Carnival Bloc! - It seems my trumpet might not turn into a rusted museum piece after all. I went to the first rehearsal at the weekend. It was up there with the most beery occasions in my life. Pure anarchy. It was only the tinnies that kept the 3 (or was it 4 or 5?) conductors from loosing their collective mind. Can't wait for the next one.