Thursday, April 28, 2011


I recently purchased two new products. Well, new to me. The first came about because I had to get some white eggs for Easter egg dyeing. The local shop delivered these:

 I was so curious about these "odourless" eggs that I sat down to read the double-sided full page insert that explained anything and everything you'd want to know about herbal odorless eggs. And, I'm still not sure how I feel about them. But, as written they were truly completely odorless.

Another new purchase was this:

Okay, I just really love the name. But, they are the perfect replacement for the pull-ups Dorian sleeps in that I brought back from the States and have run out of. Like it says, "for good sleep"...who can argue with that?

Monday, April 25, 2011

An outing...

A few weekends ago, Dorian got his wish. His papa took him on the metro. We have a metro stop near us that opened about six months ago and, ever since Dorian saw the bright lights celebrating its opening, he's been wanting to go for a ride. So, off they went one Sunday afternoon. I gave Dorian my camera and told him he could take as many photos as he wanted. I was just so curious to see the metro and to see how Dorian would see the metro. So here are some of the photos he took:

 Connaught Place:
 Okay, I think his papa took this one:
 Middle of Connaught Place:
 Never have I seen such empty grassy spaces:

Friday, April 22, 2011


One of the things about living in Delhi that is hardest to convey but part of everyday life is driving. My recent post about the auto rickshaw mentioned bumping along and rear view mirrors that don't actually show the driver the street. Even though we don't drive here we do hit the roads every day and experience some interesting things...please, please, please click on the link below to my friend Naomi's recent post about driving in India. She found the perfect description for driving here.

driving in india aka frogger

Monday, April 18, 2011

Fun in a Rickshaw

You may possibly remember that I'm not a fan of the auto rickshaw, as I wrote something here Not Recommended about an experience shortly after moving to Delhi. But, time has passed and we wanted to go out on a Sunday when our driver is off, so off we went to the other side of town bumping along... It was less scary or perhaps I'm just more used to the ebb and flow of all things that make their way to the streets of Delhi. It was a bright and sunny day, so I got out my camera and started snapping.

Big rumbling bus pulls up next to us:

 The boys like waving to other rickshaw passengers:

Mirror, mirror:

Seriously, the driver can only see us in the rearview mirrors, not the traffic behind us:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dorian's Five...

Once again, I can't believe another year has passed and that my baby boy is now five years old. After the Rajastani puppet show at Arthur's birthday and at India week recently at school, Dorian wanted one at his party. And, of course, the tattoo guy and loads of balloons. The good thing is that party planning here in Delhi is super easy. Go to the toy shop, ask to see their book and pick out what you want. From elephants and camels to bouncy castles and mini trains, the options are limitless. Fortunately, there were no requests for large animals!  I think Dorian had a fun time and, with his ever-increasing interest in musical instruments, I surprised him with a guitar-shaped birthday cake.

The garden is ready for arts and crafts (the clay pots I picked up on my recent pottery tour):

 Puppets are ready for dancing:
 And the cake:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Super What?

The latest news flash that has really caught my attention is the Delhi Superbug. Apparently, it's some strain of bacteria that is completely immune to all known antibiotics. Is it for real? Is it as bad as some say? Or, not?

Here are a few articles I found:

Super Bug in Water


Friday, April 8, 2011

Pottery Tour, part III hands getting dirty...

The last part of the pottery tour was sitting down and talking with one family. They showed us photos from a trip to Australia where the father went to teach his craft. Then, they gave us the opportunity to try our hand at the wheel. So, there I went...

First attempt not so successful:

Slightly better:
But, it was fun and in the end she gave me a piggy bank:

Such a fun excursion! I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting or living in Delhi. It's a break from the ordinary with a real personal touch. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pottery Tour, part II beautiful faces...

These sweet, smiling friendly faces followed us throughout our pottery tour. They were the young people from the village and definitely gave the tour its warmth.