Dear MotherTongues friends,
My husband Jaco has a sabbatical starting the end of this month, for a whole semester. We’re using the time to travel, recharge, explore, and learn new skills. Exactly a week from today (yikes!), we’re leaving for Chiapas, Mexico. All 4 of us in the family will attend a Spanish language school. I haven’t tried to learn a new language since elementary school, so it will be interesting!
September we’ll be back home to check on our house & cat, figure out what we need to do with the kid’s schooling for the semester, and repack, before we’re off to Africa. Jaco will teach in Lusaka, Zambia for a month, and then we’ll visit family in South Africa to return the beginning of January.
MotherTongues will stay open for business: I will have email access everywhere, and a friend of mine, Melissa, will do all the shipping from here in Holland. It may take a day or two longer than usual for packages to get out, but don’t worry, it will ship!
I’m looking forward to our 6 months of family adventure: the experience of living in 2 different countries where I don’t speak the language (yet); to be open to new ideas; to discover new favorite foods; to see how our kids adapt to new sights & sounds & smells & tastes. And I’m sure I’ll be inspired to create many new designs and products for MotherTongues
Please keep in contact via email and the MotherTongues Facebook page, I’ll be posting from Mexico.
Hasta la vista!