Off to the Mountains

Off to the Mountains

Thursday morning found us at Delhi airport – this time to fly to Dehradun. Time for more school visits. We were told that most people wouldn’t fly for such a short time (less than an hour) but the plane was full. You should drive (that would endure too much queasiness for sure) or you should […]

Hindi and Tamil Water

Hindi and Tamil Water

This is a post about my book Water – not the water flowing in Hindi and Tamil lands but my picture book, which is now officially published in Hindi and Tamil, although I know not which one is Hindi and which one is Tamil. And it is available from all good bookstores here in India – well […]

the British School

the British School

First school visit for this trip was to the British School. It was just a short session with the junior school and I was wonderfully introduced by Anoushka who just happens to be the school captain and with whom we spent time with on Sunday (see photo from two days ago). It was Anoushka who set […]

Tourists in New Delhi

Tourists in New Delhi

That is us today and we had a spectacular time with visits to Qutab Minor, Humayan’s Tomb and Jantar Mantar (and our driver also took a ‘short’ detour to a Himalayan gift shop to buy a pashmina or anything else in the store but we were soon rapidly walking out of there – much to the […]

Hello India

Hello India

We made it … oh yes we are here in India – a country that is a sensory overload, especially for the ears and nose! This is my third trip here but the first time with Bini. Nearly a day after we took off from Sydney airport we finally landed here at 11.30 at night – 15 […]

Bookfeast

Bookfeast

Hey Canterbury Public School … THANK YOU for hosting me and feeding me (grilled chicken, baked potatoes and long green beans) at yesterday’s ripper Bookfeast – the annual local celebration of all things kids books! I have lost how many Bookfeasts I have feasted at – but i do know that this is the 25th year […]

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More from Sunday @ the Farm

As well as being buzzed by once again visiting the ‘farm’ buildings I was so thrilled to be able to visit the grave of my Chinese grandparents. My grandfather’s brothers and spouses are also buried here on this site. As with Chinese beliefs there are also special places for the spirits too. Now, one of […]

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