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Shopping in India


Surajkund International Craft Fair reputed to be one of the largest in the World! It was huge! There was a great atmosphere with all ages visiting the annual fair. It felt completely safe with much friendly banter. We were the only white faces to be seen and obviously a spectacle of interest. We were constantly asked for permission for the locals to take selfies with us. I felt like a celebrity when even three policemen asked could they pose with me!

There was music everywhere, dance troupes at every corner and street food of every description.

I learned to barter which doesn’t sit easily with my shopping habit! I did, however buy pashminas, scarves and cushion covers!

It was the hottest day of the holiday but that added to the atmosphere of a never to be forgotten experience, in India.


Culture and Coast


imageimageCulture and Coast

What a lovely week-end!
First I went to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic hall to listen to Mozart’s Requiem. A first on the culture front for me. I wasn’t really looking forward to it but I was very pleasantly surprised. The “sound” was stunning with fantastic acoustics,and the talent was amazing. I expected the Requiem to be a dirge but it was surprisingly uplifting and inspiring. “If music be the food of love” I had a feast!
Second we spent The Best Sunday morning at the beach. We took Damnvan1 out for a winter drive and introduced Benji to the beach. He was a real beach babe, loving the freedom,water and sand. It was a beautiful November day and we all enjoyed our walk along the Conwy estuary.