Back at Lake Pichola Hotel, early morning the fisherman are busy
Breakfast done - vegetable cutlets, stuffed pakora and curd, yum, we are all set up for a little shopping.
Samshu arrives in his tuk tuk and we are off. Whilst Keith and Samshu arrange train tickets from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, I popped into the Majestic Emporium, great name!
This is a very overdue visit. I've known the owner for years, and since he has had this shop
I have been invited to step inside. Well, you know how it is. Arriving, leaving, meeting people, no time. So, I made time, and purchased this rather fine wrap.
a beautifully soft silk with an outrageous patterned piece
on the other side. Rows and rows of running stitch, it drapes
nicely and is a delight to wear. Made by ladies from Pakistan.
a small tin trunk - I simply cannot come home without
some kind of metal item. I am working up to a
really large trunk one day. However, this little one
was a perfect container for something special.
Keith and Samshu went gentleman shopping, so I relaxed
in the tuk tuk and watched the world go by.
I love this window, and with a little adjustment, I managed
to get rid of most of the electric wires all over the wall.
They looked like massed spiders' nests.
Just down the lane is the vegetable market - this lady asked me to take a
photo of her and her baby. I will give her a copy when I return in the Autumn.
Meanwhile, I spied this magnificent Sadhu. He was not a small man!
My man bought me a plain silver chain and another silver bracelet,
this one has camels on it. Those who know me will not be surprised,
though I am thinking I need a longer arm!
Oh look, more wood blocks!
who could resist?
and Ileyas made a gift of my very own block
we had lunch in between shopping with Samshu's family
and finished up watching the sun set over Lake Pichola