January 30, 2018

Penultimate day and I woke up with a big to-do list buzzing around my head. It was strangely quiet all around, partly because I’m now alone in the apartment and partly a lack of the usual shenanigans outside. Didn’t make the slightest difference though, I still awoke v...

January 29, 2018

My last morning in Goa and I was awoken once again pre-dawn by someone cycling down the street honking their horn loudly and continuously (same every morning). I’m told he is delivering bread and milk – but honestly, if someone behaved that anti-socially back home they...

January 28, 2018

In years gone by when I have been here in January, the institute has always closed on the Saturday for Republic Day. On the strength of this, I booked a weekend in Goa and had already paid for my flights and accommodation when the notices went up to say that this year...

January 27, 2018

A very sociable last day for Jenny (I’m here till next Wednesday). We had Annie and Cleo over for lunch and it was really nice to chew over our varying experiences of the month here and make plans for coming back again. We set off to Raya’s class with a little trepidat...

January 25, 2018

I’m having a little trouble controlling my Diabetes at the moment. The blood sugar should be kept constantly at a level of between 4 and 7 mmol. Any lower and you have an attack of hypoglaecemia (weakness, shakiness and if not treated with some sugar to bring the level...

January 23, 2018

Long practice in the morning and was interrupted by the doorbell. As I went to answer it, thinking it was Jenny, I got a push from Sushila, tapping me sharply  (not unkindly) on the shoulder to tell me it was NOT acceptable to answer the door to a gentleman caller with...

January 22, 2018

I was woken up very early by our neighbours – the building has bathroom windows that open out close to each other and it’s amazing how the sound travels from one apartment into another this way. This meant I only got 5 hours sleep, but on the plus side it meant I got a...

January 21, 2018

The 43rd Annual Day celebrations kicked off at 10am. There was a showcase of music, singing and dance as well as a discourse from Rajiv on the mysticism of time and space. I arrived a little late as I couldn't bear to miss my morning practice, I know some people can do...

January 20, 2018

Just to keep us on our toes, we had a totally unexpected class from Navaz this morning. Navaz doesn't look as if she's going to be the world's best yoga teacher and yet everyone I saw and spoke to really enjoyed the class. She was totally able to hold her own, in what...

January 19, 2018

 Ended up going to bed super late as my ten year old daughter had had a row with her sister who was minding her and suddenly realised she was missing me terribly. She’s usually pretty nonchalant about my comings and goings so I really wanted to be able to comfort her....

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