Want To Know Who You’re Hanging Out With?

Have you seen that little live traffic feed I have in the bottom right hand side of the blog? G hates it. He thinks its ugly and needs to go. When I swapped over from Blogger to WordPress the gorgeous Kelly Exeter suggested the same thing. I couldn’t do it.

“But I think it matches in with what the blog is all about. People from all over the world…”

G didn’t get it. If it made money he’d get it.

I love looking at where people have come from. I’ve admitted before that when people like the 4 kids, 20 suitcases page I often find myself sneaking over to have a look at their Facebook page. Don’t panic, I can’t see anything, just your cover photos, but oh lordy some of you have the most gorgeous photos. Mountains, lakes, rivers and oceans – have I ever showed you what I see from my desk when I write?

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Now do you understand now why I get so excited when you show me pictures of what you can see where you are?

There’s a lot of chatter that goes on on the 4 kids, 20 suitcases Facebook page. I often wonder what it would be like if we all got together. The other day when we were talking about the whitening creams in Asia, and the vaginal tighteners offered in the Middle East (aka tighty whiteys), I sat giggling out loud thinking of the stories we could share. I swear one day when I win the lottery I’m going to have a big party and invite you all to come along.

In the meantime, I wondered if maybe you guys might want to know a little bit about each other?

This is where you click in from, according to Google Analytics, from 1 to 10, most to least.

1. Australia

2. US

3. Qatar

4. UK

5. Canada

6. United Arab Emirates

7. Singapore

8. Netherlands

9. Indonesia

10. New Zealand

My only question at this point is, ahem, Malaysia? Where are you? My second child was born in Malaysia? I thought we shared  history together? And Hong Kong? My sister in law lives in Hong Kong, I obviously need to get her to start handing out cards!

When it comes to most popular posts the obvious ones pop up, The Expat Woman, followed by Just Me and Steve, and then Louise, Sassy and Ooshka. Perhaps one of the most read posts (because I just can’t bear to call it popular) was on the day of the fire, I think we were all united in grief on that day. We will never forget.

I don’t really have any personal favourites. The ones about the children probably touch my heart the most. And G, I love the ones where I love G. I’ve been tempted to write a post on the days when I haven’t loved him, posts that begin with “Has anyone else contemplated driving to the airport in the middle of the day…” because I know we all have.

Anyway, I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for sharing me with your friends. I remember when I first began writing people would send me a note “Would it be okay if I shared this on my Facebook page?” The answer is yes, please do, share me anytime you like. I love this little community we have going here, the way we can have a joke, help each other out with tips and stories. The wider it becomes, the more interesting it is.

I’ll keep putting the Lotto tickets in and planning that party in my head but until then, thanks for the likes, the shares, the comments and the laughs. Thanks for the support, that’s what we do best.

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