MARRAKECH MOROCCO; My amazing Riad!

The drive from Menara airport to my riad was interesting and filled me with a wonderful sense of excitement for the days ahead. I loved the sights, the people and the busyness of the markets as we drove by. When we left the main roads and turned into the windy, narrow streets of the medina,Continue reading “MARRAKECH MOROCCO; My amazing Riad!”

MARRAKECH MOROCCO

I had an unexpected week off and before I knew it I was looking at Air BnB’s in Marrakesh. The word MARRAKESH just literally fell into my head like, BAMM!! Why? I don’t know. But there it was. I didn’t have an instinctual feeling to be there. There wasn’t some kind of spiritual or mysetriousContinue reading “MARRAKECH MOROCCO”

Riding the Toy Train to Shimla

As a part of my short North India trip last year, one item on my must-see/do list was to ride the toy train from Kalka to Shimla. The History. The railway line was built in 1898 in order to connect the summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla, with the rest of the Indian railContinue reading “Riding the Toy Train to Shimla”

The View From The Shard!

A lovely day out in London with Rune. Last August, 2017, Rune and I had a lovely day trip to London.         I had been meaning to visit The Shard for quite some time but I only ever had interest from Rune. India wasn’t keen so Rune and I decided to makeContinue reading “The View From The Shard!”

Ayurvedic Massage Course, Goa

AYURBALANCE MASSAGE COURSE In December 2017, I attended the Ayurbalance massage course with the company Rasovai in Goa. It is a twelve-day course and it was really enjoyable. The course was created and run by Chetan, a lovely, gentle, kind Indian man, who was really great at his craft! On day one, in the morningContinue reading “Ayurvedic Massage Course, Goa”

A Boy Named Brumm

Goa Rescue Stories Part One When my children were younger, I think probably the twins were around seven years old and Hope nine, Peter and I used to take them down to Colva beach just before sunset for a bit of a play. Colva had a small, pretty unremarkable, play park which the UK healthContinue reading “A Boy Named Brumm”

A Day On Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir

In May 2017, I was lucky enough to have a short visit to Srinagar in Kashmir. My friend, who I’d been travelling in India with, owned a houseboat on Dal Lake and that was my home for 4 nights. Usually, a tourist trip on Dal lake lasts around three hours, or so, but my friend, (who actuallyContinue reading “A Day On Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir”

ABHYANGA MASSAGE COURSE

27th NOVEMBER 2017 I have just attended the Ayurvedic abhyanga marma point massage course in Ashvem, Goa. The course was run by the company Raso Vai and our teacher on this course was  Dr Anita D. Rawandale (B.A.M.S). We started on 21st November and finished today, 27th. Just a week, three hours daily. Because itContinue reading “ABHYANGA MASSAGE COURSE”

Goodbye, Old Friend.

I knew he wouldn’t live to be an old man, my old flame, Peter from Goa. But it came as such a shock when, one sunny morning in Benaulim, a village in South Goa, I walked into Pedros restaurant full of the cheers of the day, ordered my coffee and was told he had ‘expired’.Continue reading “Goodbye, Old Friend.”

Grannies Do Goa ( and no, it’s not porn)!

Follow mine and Jayne’s journey to Goa as we leave our kids for the first time and take our own special trip together.