Monthly Archives: June 2012

10. Settling in at Ealing

I awoke to find that I wasn’t sure what country I was in and whether it was day or night. As it slowly dawned on me that I was in London I felt a thrill of excitement as the joy … Continue reading

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Reblog – Eva – Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

Originally posted on where'smyT-backandotherstories:
Amber Fort sits like a crown atop the shallow Maota lake The facade of Amber Fort and the Ganesh Gate The courtyard The palace garden, cause way or char bagh style, is kept lush and…

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9. OK to park here?

I was beginning to wilt at this point so I was very happy to detect signs that the owner  was about to leave. Finally we walked together to the front of the house as I wanted to get the final … Continue reading

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8. ‘Home’ for a weary traveller

So there I am, at 10am, knocking at the door of my new London ‘home’ looking forward to some long overdue rest. Now, previously, a flurry of emails had passed between the home owner and myself about my early arrival and … Continue reading

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Don’t laugh!

Finally mastered the image uploading! As you can see in the photo my veggie patch is a bit high tech (apart from the wire cover, of course)……trying out these grow boxes which store water in the base and  the plants … Continue reading

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My veggie patch

I am now the proud owner of a wire contraption to keep the *$#^ possums away from my veggie patch.  I made it myself and it would have made a good prop in a Ma & Pa Kettle movie. There … Continue reading

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7.There’s nowhere to pull over…..ever!

Now, as I said, my first BIG mistake was to assume there’d be somewhere to pull over and consult the road map. THERE IS NOWHERE TO PULL OVER ……………EVER!!!!!!!!!!! – and it was a mistake that I would go on repeating … Continue reading

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5.Getting to the car hire place

The Pakistani chap and I chatted amicably as he drove the bus of which I was the sole occupant to the pickup point for my hire car. ( I’m a bit backward in the modern terminology department. The driver was … Continue reading

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6.Hiring the car

I further find that there is no queue at the counter – I am attended to by a very courteous man of Italian origin and in no time at all I’m handing over vast sums of money for the car … Continue reading

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Having trouble sorting out pages and posts and blogs and websites and images that won’t upload. My only consolation is that things MUST get better. Still haven’t sorted out links to Twitter and Facebook! Pray for me.

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