I’ve persisted with one local playgroup. The mums are pretty friendly, though all the kids (except one or sometimes two) are girls. I may have to go elsewhere as well for my girls to see how boys behave.

Brioni, 18 months old, March 2008
Today's craft-time at playgroup was more of a Mummy-craft (where the mother secretly vies with other mothers to make the more sophisticated craft). Brioni created a Picasso sheep.

Aïcha, 3yo, March 2008
Aïcha made two animals: a happy snake and an angry horse(?). This is the happy snake.