Now usually on this day we are enjoying the hospitality of various YMCA hostels in this fair city. This Year however, they are focusing on giving breakfast & raising the flag. This means an early start for both teams in the morning, especially for those of us attempting a sari at 6.30!
Independence day celebrations are really amazing things to take part in, in the past 3 years i have been honoured to be a guest at this important day. I have had my photo taken with a bemused small child, raised the flag, served breakfast & watched some amazing dancing displays. I am really excited by what tomorrow has in store.
After that we head to the cool hills of Yelligiri and the highlight of the trip. There won’t be enough time to blog about it when we get back down here so i will do it from home.
It saddens me to think that my time here is so very short, and the prospect of not coming back even more so. However new adventures await!
I’ve done it! I’ve come back to blog again…
Sorry, its just that its a really big thing for me to do it – I’m really not that technical!
Everything is going well in the planning stages of my fourth and final (for the moment any way) visit India. I have made lots of lists, and now have only to find space in my, sorry our room, for my big suitcase. after which i can start packing. I’m going to start with the stuff we are taking over for the boys.
We have had some pencils & glue etc donated by our former quartermaster Jackie, who kept everthing well under control last trip. Nick and I have been given these to take over, as well as an inordinate number of tennis balls. Then all the clothes etc, and all the little bits, various electronic items & there respective chargers. I think thats everything.
However, this blog is a delaying tactic, i should be tidying… Its just so nice to say things like “this time next week i might be…” it doesn’t matter what i’ll be doing really, because whatever we do out there We Make a Difference, and we can feel it. This is one of the reasons that this charity means so much, you can see what you are doing while you are there, its just amazing how it makes you feel.
Really can’t wait!!!!
Hurrah, I’ve finally managed to get here! Charlie the technical wizard taught me well. Well, quickly.
We have just had our final meeting before we fly to India! I am looking foward so much to going back to India, that i am only dreading two things: Not being able to eat paneer (Cheese, love the cheese!), because I am pregnant.
Now, the being pregnant in India does not worry me, after all many indian women do it all the time. What does worry me is: How does one wear a sari when pregnant (although I’m sure someone will teach me). How tired i will be, And how, how how will i cope without Paneer!?
However, I am really looking foward to seeing everyone, not just the boys, but the staff at the YMCA, and the head of Fort school!
Now all i have to do is start getting stuff together, sort travellers cheques and various other little things.
India is coming, I will be ready!!!