Hello! After the longest break to date between posts, I’m sitting in the departure lounge of Kathmandu airport finally bringing you my omnibus edition spanning nearly 3 months and not quite one continent thanks to an Air India flight delay..
I’ve wanted to post countless times since last November, each time I faltered, ‘Can they seriously be interested in yet another post from a beach in Goa when they’re having such shitty weather at home?’, answering my own question I held back thinking I’ll do another one when I’m in Jaipur working on my samples.. pause again for ‘Why on earth would they want to hear about yet more “inspirational textiles” from Rajasthan’…
I see now the weather in the UK is spring like and morale is on the rise as is mine with progress on the horizon. There’s been quite a lot going on in the background in the form of delays and revisions some of it quite testing I’ll admit but the result is a clearer picture of the way ahead. Cryptic enough for you? Yeah well that’s all I can say for now..
On the upside, the delay awarded me a four month stay in beautiful South Goa, I lived in a pink beach shack with a view to die for, renamed The Hibiscus Lounge. My hindi landlady Anindi and family were a total delight everyday we chatted away in our respective native tongues it didn’t seem to matter, Anindi’s washing block was right next to my terrace.
I lived the Slow Travel concept this winter, I stood still, dug my feet in, and was rewarded with a new home from home.
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.. more tomorrow from Jaipur..