So, at the beginning of 2012 I declared it my personal “Year of Talking about Bilingualism”. At the beginning of 2013 I’d like to take a moment to review how the year went, both in “real life” and in the blogosphere.

“Real Life”
FIVE: Number of countries in which I talked about bilingualism this year (Netherlands, UK, US, Italy and Greece). I didn’t count the planes, trains and automobiles, but I can say that there were a lot!

250 (Approximately): Number of parents I have met and worked with this year. Thank you to each and every one of you for sharing your family experiences with me, and I hope that I have given you useful and applicable information.

FOUR: Number of courses I took at the “Summer School in Bilingualism” – what an amazing opportunity and experience.

25: Number of hours I have spent working on my book (which should be many, many more… resolution for 2013!).


103: Number of countries from which people viewed my blog: Thanks! Welcome to all of you, from Argentina to Zimbabwe, and 101 points in between. The largest country represented is Russia and the smallest is probably the Federated States of Micronesia. The most views came from the Netherlands, my home-for-now.I’m absolutely delighted and awed when I view my world map. And if anyone knows someone in Mongolia… I could complete Eastern Europe!

7,100: Number of views overall. The most popular post was “In Defense of the Bilingual Child”.

18: Number of comments from my “top commenters”: expatfrombirth and Olga. I’m always happy to hear from my readers, whether it to share experiences, ask questions or argue with me.

And that’s my year in review. It’s been a great year, and I am looking forward to continuing this year.