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 and unloved, they would wander the streets and beaches, searching for … Continue 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 tattooist and with a few quid in my pocket, pick out … Continue 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 decision to leave Goa. I was very reluctant to leave the … Continue 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 roads in Baga. Goa is a beautiful State of a country … Continue 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 go crazy nuts with excitement every time I have a visit … Continue 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 morning session, we sat on meditation floor chairs in a semi-circle … Continue reading Ayurvedic Massage Course, Goa