Namaste! Hello from Bangalore! It’s our second to last night and we’re off to a wedding reception for one of my husbands colleagues. We even bought traditional Indian outfits for the event – the kids look amazingly cute. 🙂
Cuties in their Indian outfits
This is our third week away – we spent a week in Sydney for The North Face 100, then a week in Singapore catching up with relatives from Hong Kong and now coming to the end of a week long stay in Bangalore!
It’s certainly been an eye-opener staying here, especially after visiting Singapore, which is renowned for cleanliness and efficiency….!
The traffic is hectic to say the least. Driving in India (not that I drove! but even just being a passenger) your heart is in your mouth the whole time, horns are honking everywhere, and you’re thinking you’re going to get T-boned by a bus any minute!
Two boys sleeping…
But the people have been lovely and gracious (well apart from the ones who are trying to scam a few rupees out of you!) and the hotel staff (Hilton Bangalore Residence for anyone who’s interested) have been amazing. Nothing is too much trouble and they just love the kids. Even if it means the kids get so many sweet things to eat! Sitting down for breakfast many a day means having the kids swept away by the friendly wait staff (being able to drink my coffee in peace, bliss!) to be brought back with something sweet and chocolately in their hands. At 8am. 😜
We met a wonderful American family who have just started a two year stint in Bangalore. They have two kids similar in age to ours so we all got on pretty well! I wanted to leave them with our email addresses, and seeing as I haven’t done anything remotely crafty while we’ve been away (I did have good intentions!) I decided to whip up a little card for them with the little stash of supplies I brought with me. I used some Dear Lizzy Project Life cards, Pink Paislee ephemera die cuts, MME little word stickers, Amy Tangerine thin Washi and my favourite enamel dots. 🙂
I even made a dodgy envelope out of some beautiful wrapping paper that was used on a gift for us (I’d stashed it for use in my album – luckily I had two pieces!- such a hoarder…) but it’s so dodgy it doesn’t deserve a picture!
Looking forward to getting home, although making our own beds and doing our own tidying/cleaning, shock horror!