Saturday, 5 December 2009

Blighty calling

It's been a manic couple of days, packing up, seeing people, trying to fend off the encroaching ants that Deepa did so well to keep at bay...

We've moved out of our apartment and are staying with some french friends (airport hotel tomorrow night as we leave at stupid-o'clock the following morning) so I don't have my laptop, hence no photo which makes the page feel a little bare!

This will be my final post from India but no doubt I'll post something when we're safe and sound back in England. So here goes, off the top of my head, a few things that Maya and her Mama are looking forward to back in Blighty....

Maya is looking forward to:

the toys and bunk beds at Nannie and Grandpa's house, wellie boots, tights, sausages and baked beans, seeing her aunties, uncles, grandparents, cousins, splashing in puddles, jumpers and coats and Christmas time...

(Andy has just peered over my shoulder and chuckled, making the point that Maya lives very much in the present and therefore isn't 'looking forward' per se to these things. I know what he means, but I'd say that if you bring the subject up about going back to England, her excitement is palpable.)

And Maya's Mama is looking forward to:

peas, toast, seasons, cold bright days, composting, apples, proper cheese (not paneer), a comfy bed, having a soak in the tub, blackberries, recycling, long walks, pears, log fires, cooking with an oven, making granola for breakfast, catching up with family and friends, libraries filled with hundreds of luscious books, pizza express (!), farmers markets, pubs (yeah right, when do I get the chance to go to pubs these days, but in principle I'm looking forward to a cosy pub with a roaring fire!), sunflowers seeds and oak trees.

So there you go.

Both the girls are fast, fast asleep. It's been a long day for them and we also went to visit Deepa which was difficult for us all. But so necessary.

Tomorrow we need to run a few errands and then, if we get everything done and all goes according to plan, we'll go and have a swim and lunch at the hotel we normally go to. And when we get a taxi to the airport hotel, I'll wind down the window and breathe in the scents of Bangalore, good and bad.

Thank you India for being our hosts for the past few months. It's been amazing. And thank you to all of you for reading this and being part of Maya and her Mama's adventures.

Night night x


  1. Awwww so sad to see you go from Bangalore and all the lovely Indian stories but no doubt there will be lots more to tell. I hope you will carry on with a blog in some way as I've grown fond of your tales?
    I shall carry the Indian story baton as I'm heading there soon...yikes, so excited. Love it, hate it but always yearning for it.
    And your list of things to look forward to would be the same as mine, I always miss bed, baths, books and cheese!
    Bon Voyage trip

  2. Have a safe trip. Looking forward to hearing how journey was...

  3. Paneer - ugh! I agree. It's the one thing about Indian food I can't stand. Hope the journey back goes/has gone amazingly and that it's not too long before you find your way into that cosy pub with the roaring fire.

  4. I love Maya's list of things she is looking forward to - sounds like mine when we made the decision to move back from Australia. Good luck with your trip home and a HUGE lovely thank you for your sponsorship of Lucy. In fact, when I heard her news it reminded me of your sad loss too, so I absolutely thank you, i really do.


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