Today, I am grateful for….. The abundance of wildlife in and around the ashram where I am staying in North India. I am surrounded by deer, fireflies, bugs galore including many species of ant, caterpillars, centipede’s and more dragonfly’s than I can possibly count, not to mention the butterflies in all their array of different colours. The sheer amount of birds species is incredible! I … Continue reading Daily Gratitude
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, I was in awe of the sights. We drove past … Continue reading MARRAKECH MOROCCO; My amazing Riad!
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 mysetrious pull to visit Morocco, but the word was big, loud … Continue reading MARRAKECH MOROCCO
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 rail system. The building of the line was complete in 1903 … Continue reading Riding the Toy Train to Shimla
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 make a day of it. We visited many places but here … Continue reading The View From The Shard!
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
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 health and safety department would’ve had a field day with. Just over … Continue reading A Boy Named Brumm
Manifestation Stories #1 Years ago, in Goa, I think around 2008, I realised that my life needed more direction. I couldn’t keep running away to India to escape my horrid neighbourhood situation. I felt all over the place and unsettled. I needed to find some answers but I had no idea where to start. I felt desperate. Help came one day in the form of … Continue reading The Power of Your Subconcious Mind
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 actually lives on the lake and who was very eager to … Continue reading A Day On Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir
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 it was a very short course we only covered the basics … Continue reading ABHYANGA MASSAGE COURSE