When I am teaching at the Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School in India I am surrounded by smiles and happiness every day. Smiling is contagious…just try it today. Let us have a go at making smiling and happiness a habit and … Continue reading
I love chatting to the stall holders in the Thirumalaikodi market. They will chat animatedly with lots of smiles and laughter. Often they will smile and say “Please take photo madam”. I take their photo and then when I return … Continue reading
Why walk the dog when you can walk the cow!
Having a bad hair day? We all have them sometimes! However I can now take heart after giggling at the Indian store dummies. They all seem to be having a “bad hair” day every day. Here are some classic styles … Continue reading
Pondicherry is a wonderful place to walk around. As you do it is hard to miss the amazing old doors around every corner. Many have huge bougainvilleas cascading over them. Here are some for you to enjoy…some rustic, some regal, … Continue reading
The amazing colours of India make “hue” feel like a beautiful rainbow. Paint some red up in the sky. Some orange and some yellow way up high. Paint some green and blue. Some indigo too. And some violet…then what do … Continue reading
There are lots of ways for the happy traveller to keep healthy in India. Here are a few tips: ONLY drink BOTTLED water at ALL times! I even clean my teeth in it! Don’t order drinks with ice…the water that … Continue reading
When you tell people you are travelling to India they always seem to presume that it is hot in India ALL the time. However it is winter in India at the moment and in some areas it gets very cold.
This photo was taken on a trip to the hill station ~ Kodaikanal in winter. We were totally unprepared for the cold and I have never been so cold at night in India as I was there. Each afternoon at about 1.30pm a thick fog rose up from the valley and blanketed Kodaikanal in complete whiteness for the rest of the day…an amazing experience!
I just love the goats in India. They are kooky, confident and they are curious busy bodies who stick their nose in everywhere. Is this a reflection of myself? Oh my…maybe this is why I have the “goat nibbling on the Bollywood movie poster” as my WordPress Gravatar!
Now for some great goat quotes…and more cute goats I met on my last trip.
“The spiritual path is not a solo endeavour. In fact, the very notion of a goat who is trying to free him/herself is a delusion. We are all in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realise our interconnectedness.” Tara Brach…
“Goats are the ultimate source of success in life.” Dalai Lama…
“The worst vice of a goat is his sincerity.” Oscar Wilde…
“If your plan is for one year,plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate goats.” Confucius…