Monthly Archives: February 2009

More puppies

One the way home from Gulmarg we picked up some puppies from the side of the road and brought them home – no, really. The family had been wanting a male mountain dog for the summer, and the army were … Continue reading

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Srinagar

On the way home, we drove through Srinagar – to the detriment of Uncle R’s important business meeting. Still, we really appreciated being able to see the city and to see some of the famous sites like the influential mosques … Continue reading

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Snowerella the Snowman

Ben and I have never seen so much snow in our lives. It was SO deep and SO amazing – so we had to build a snowman, especially having seen all the pics of Brits making snowmen during your “snow … Continue reading

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Gulmarg Gondola – the highest cable car in the world

Apparently, that's what the J&K Tourist Board claim anyway. Ben and I took the youngest two kids up there and we had great fun. The kids and I rolled down the hill – boring Uncle Ben just stood on the … Continue reading

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Down the slopes

So, Ben and I have never been too keen on the idea of skiing – especially when those who are fans soon seem to become obsessed – so I was quite nervous about giving it a try. Part of me … Continue reading

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A trip to Gulmarg

    Time for another of those holidays within a holiday. No school for a week – instead a trip to the mountains to go skiing. Now, neither Ben or I were particularly keen on the idea of skiing, but … Continue reading

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Handicrafts

Naro The locals near us are very resourceful with the products they produce - they need to be. Many of them are making their own tents, shoes, rugs, blankets, hay bags, reins etc. I've learnt how to make naros – braids … Continue reading

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