Our favourite place just 'to be'.
the lovely Aravelli Hills, beautiful lakes full of winter migrating birds,
and in the hills leopards
we were invited to stay with a farming family in the village nestling alongside the hills the pace of life was slow the sun rose at 7.30 temple bells sounded the cows were fed and children with huge satchels made their way to school
our room was on the roof one window looked out to the hills
an early morning photo as the monkeys descended looking for breakfast
Udai the head warden of the Forestry Commission, Keith and Samshu set off at 'leopard o' clock, otherwise known as 6am, to check the leopard population. I enjoyed lazy early mornings and chose to spend my time reading, stitching, catching up with my journal and enjoying my early morning chai
A little domestic duty called we had been tramping through deserts and scrub our clothes were dusty and with no chance of getting laundry done for a few more days fortunately there was a bar of Rin soap in the bathroom, marvellous for washing rub scrub the water looks like mud rinse and on the line within in an hour clothes ready for wearing again
suffice to say I brought a bar home with me and already I have found it removes turmeric from tablecloths!
making butter and straining off butter milk while the temperature is cool
young calves having breakfast we met them last November when they
were only three days old
the mornings were spent around the lakes, driving and walking in the jungle
a little rest in the afternoon when it was very hot and in the evening checking out
the leopard family who having had their rest were getting ready to find dinner
all the children seemed to join us I brushed up on my numbers in Hindi
no paper about so one boy picked up a stick to write on his dusty arm
the car registration plate was a good exercise to practise numbers
and letters in English!
here come the camels
so our delightful stay in Sena came to an end the family were lovely and very welcoming the food simple but delicious home cooking at it's best we were sorry to leave but we will return