Yesterday I signed us up for the 'Show Me Your Neighbourhood' project. Hosted by The Piri-Piri Lexicon, people from around the world sign up to take photographs of their neighbourhood and share them in a post. There are 6 photos that have to be included (such as a school, typical house and mode of transport) and we can choose to take up to another 6 of our local area. People have signed up from all over the world, from countries such as Spain, China, Brazil, Zambia and Saudia Arabia to name a few. I can't wait for the project to kick off! It will be so interesting for Reuben to see what people's neighbourhoods look like from around the world.
Our neighbourhood in Parisot is totally different from our neighbourhood back in London. To move from a city to a small village has been a big change but one that we've adjusted to pretty quickly as a family. It's a much slower pace of life. In London we could walk down the road and be greeted by shops, a mini supermarket, people, cars and public transport. If we walk down the road here we're more likely to see a tractor! It's easy to forget that there is more out there than what is on our doorstep and it will be so important for us to find ways to teach the boys about the wider world. Which is why projects like this are so great!
If you're interested in signing up you can still do so here before the 22nd September 2013. (There is no one signed up from the UK yet!) The project starts in October and we are planning an 'Our Village' post on our blog so you can all see what Parisot village is like.