Can I venture to suggest you take a look at this Expat blog carnival thing?
I promised I would say that since I am whoring my wares over there. But! It's full of fascinating weirdness, from all sorts of corners of the world where people from other corners of the world are sitting, stockpiling Marmite or Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, or fermented fish or Quark and wondering why noone understands their jokes. You can find out about Swedish workplace cake clubs, German party etiquette, and just how rude Norwegians are. It is good.
Apart from that, I had to let myself into the house through the coal hole today, using sunflower oil, five children, a jack and my own crushing stupidity. Want the recipe?