Monthly Archives: January 2009

The old bazaar in Cairo…du du du du dududu du

OK, not Cairo, but the bazaar in Jammu. Me, Ben and the kids were let loose in town – surely a mistake. Actually, we didn't get into too much trouble – apart from my managing to stand in a drain … Continue reading

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Ironing

The hooded figure ironing On the basis that dinner, computer work and school work is all done sitting on the floor (there are a couple of desks, but not enough for everyone), what makes you think that ironing would be … Continue reading

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Animals

Ben and I are quite bemused by the assortment of animals that we meet here. Our hosts have their own chickens…who have to be chased around the garden at night to go back into their cage. This frequently involves one … Continue reading

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Gee ha (I do – in Urdu). A Kashmiri wedding

Apparently some people camp for days outside Baba Sab’s house hoping to hear his wise words on even catch a glimpse of him. I just walked right on in past the armed guard with all the other wedding guests. It’s … Continue reading

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Some pictures to go with the last post

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A typical day in Jammu

Our bedroom is part of a 3-room building separate from the main house. The room has 3-exposed walls made of concrete. Glass has recently been fitted to the windows. There is only a steel door. There is no insulation. When … Continue reading

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Limited contact

Just a quick message to let you know that we're not going to be able to access our emails until the end of February. We'll still be on Facebook and updating the blog. If you want to get a message … Continue reading

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