My South Goa Road Trip

Taking a road trip on my scooter along South Goa coastal roads.

Puppy Rescue in Goa

Last August, in Goa during the rainy season, whilst I was driving along one of the back roads in Benaulim and marvelling at the electric green foliage everywhere, I saw a puppy at the side of the road. He was all alone and he clearly had the signs of the onset of mange. He justContinue reading “Puppy Rescue in Goa”

Goa Animal Welfare Trust GAWT

When I came to Goa with my children, around ten years ago now, we all fell hopelessly in love with all the stray dogs.  We felt desperately sad about their predicaments and our hearts would break to see their forlorn faces, their big, sad eyes staring back at us from mangey, flea-ridden faces. Alone andContinue reading “Goa Animal Welfare Trust GAWT”

Ganesha, Mandala and The Flower of Life: My tattoo

As an artist, I do love tattoos. Especially when they are well-designed creations painted with skill. However, this isn’t quite how I would describe my initial four small tattoos which were impulse purchases between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. Absolutely no thought went into them whatsoever. I literally would just rock up the nearest tattooistContinue reading “Ganesha, Mandala and The Flower of Life: My tattoo”

Solo Female Train Travel in India: My 40 Hour Journey From Goa to Delhi #1

I needed to get to Delhi from Goa for my onward trip further North to Rishidwar for my stay in Aurovalley Ashram and I decided to take the train to get there! Yeah, I could’ve caught a flight, but where’s the fun in that? I was full of mixed emotions when I made the decisionContinue reading “Solo Female Train Travel in India: My 40 Hour Journey From Goa to Delhi #1”

Baga and Why it is The Worst Place to Visit in Goa!

Hello readers. I’ll let the following letter I wrote to the Goa tourist board, and the collection of photographs taken of the terrible state of Baga streets, speak for themselves…….. Dear Mr Menino D’Souza As a seasoned tourist of Goa, I felt compelled to write to you regarding the absolute terrible state of the roadsContinue reading “Baga and Why it is The Worst Place to Visit in Goa!”

Eight Things I Love About Goa!

Goa. The little state in West India, famed for the long stretches of beaches, sweeping palms, full moon raves and the oldy woldy Portuguese charm. For me, personally, though, it  means so much more than that. I’ve been visiting Goa for 20 years and I love, love, love the place!  Here’s what makes me goContinue reading “Eight Things I Love About Goa!”

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”

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.”