Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Still swapping

We are still having a lot of fun getting our swap on over the summer!

I can't believe that it's been a year now since I started this blog and 6 months since starting the Worldwide Culture Swaps

You'd of thought we would be getting bored of it by now but we all get excited every time we receive a new package from a far off place.

I think we have sent around 25 packages now (and received the same amount) and I never cease to be amazed at the things that you can learn about the world when you see it through the eyes of the swapping families.

Putting the packages together has turned into quite the military operation since I can't have any of the bits hanging around anywhere waiting to be eaten by Henry or put in the dog's water bowl by Freddy.  So when lights go out I lay everything out on the floor and put together the items that have been steadily collected over the previous weeks. 

I have tried to involve Freddy in putting them together but he is more interested in the receiving part of the swap rather than the giving but with all the people we now know around the world he will have plenty of opportunities to send things to other families when he is a little older.
I originally wanted to do these swaps to collect bits and pieces to show the boys when we are learning about different countries and cultures but I've also found myself meeting some lovely people along the way.

If you are interested in taking part you can read more here.


  1. What a great post Rachael! I especially love your last statement: "I've also found myself meeting some lovely people along the way.!" I feel the same way. :)

    Wow! So you started the Worldwide Culture Swap 6 months ago? That's awesome, and the FB page has grown by leaps and bounds. I'm so glad I came across your website, and that I'm part of this, too! Until the next post or swap. :))

  2. Lucky are those receiving the packages :) that actually reminds me that I still need to write you a little something with pics... I have in mind what I want to write and show you but lacking time... just came back from a month away. Soon maybe, hopefully!


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