Thursday, 27 February 2020

Varkala town

New specs 🤓 few photos printed... hot and chilled-

And serendipitous timing with my neighbour the temple

Wednesday, 26 February 2020


First mojito on the beach.. who cares if your suitcase is in Mumbai

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Massage, jesuits, celebrations and love

Meetings with the most calm and gentle jesuits to talk ways forward for the children. Waiting to be ‘dressed’ before celebrations at Stella Louise hostel. We have been measured for saris ( I’ve had a full on Indian healing massage) and painted in preparation to meet all of the children who are planning surprises....?!! Tbc

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Bombay blue sapphire in Bangalore

fantastic frenetic three days in Bangalore- shopping, swimming (bobbing at the Bangalore Club) bare knuckle tuk tuk rides, swiftly swerved moped hire, late night oversharing, frozen gin and an eclectic mix of world travellers, a psychiatrist and Vinoo audience participation band, Brian from Goa and his two suitcases and a hastily smoked medicinal offering before leaving wonderful Casa cottage for the heat increase and paddy fields of Vijaywada.....

Friday, 31 January 2020

Leaving on a jet plane...

I'm soon on my travels with my camera and trusty videographer son again and am resisting changing the blog to travels with my tumour...because, although its true thats worse than crap- any suggestions welcomed!

 A year or so ago I rented a room out to Airbnb. I met some remarkable, wonderful people. I'm told it was the description of 'large victorian bohemian flat' that brought them to me - well why not? Ive had many artists, musicians, lecturers from the Royal Academy, well known authors, textile designers, Hollywood film PA's ( with Tom Cruise on their friend list ) not forgetting lawyers, oil rig experts and Spanish deep sea divers. I was actually excited to see who would come next. On one occasion I opened the door to an older couple who were attending a wedding nearby. They were dressed for the occasion, him wearing a linen suit and large red silk cravat and her in royal blue velvet that contrasted stunningly with her long, wild curly white hair. I was captivated by Marias story..

We got talking about the work that I do and I promised to join them on their next trip to India, doubtful that it would happen. Here goes........