Jai is about 1/2 way through her first strip of mat although after chatting to her friend that she works with, it may end up becomming a handbag instead - watch this space.
With about 40 paperbacks being responsible for my close call with an excess baggage charge when leaving Heathrow they are worth all of the effort and on a day to day basis are keeping me sane - well, nearly. Although I am probably not reading as much as I usually do I have started book no 16 since we got back today. Changed a few books with MIke when they were here and have a large stock in house to keep me going. Along with the books that George has and which I havent yet read could possibly have enough to get all ther way through thjis trip without purchases, exchanging, any.