Well it’s been a while since I’ve had anything to share, we’ve been toddling along quietly. Trips to the beach have increased since the arrival of the ‘fat bird’ as she is affectionately referred to…along with quite a few other names depending on her behaviour 🐶
This is our first real Christmas away from home, yes we’ve been on holidays over Christmas in the usual all inclusive hotels, eating, drinking and being jolly! But first time in our little home in the sunshine away from family…well it makes it a lot cheaper 🤣
The first job was thinking about decs…not a massive fan of draping the house in garlands and tinsel well not since the ones we made when we were kids when you stick multiple pieces of coloured paper together and hung them everywhere and stuck as many baubles on the tree that you could in every colour available…yikes!! So yes you’ve guessed, another trip to the cosmopolitan town of Margao to hunt down some classy decorations 🤣🤣🤣
You have probably guessed by my need for alliteration that I also have the need for things to match…so in this cosmopolitan town of Margao will I be able to find anything that matched the house interior?…..hardly bloody likely! But hey we’ll give it a go! Pleasantly surprised there were pop up shops everywhere selling decorations…the likes I have never seen before, you would have to really like gawdy and plastic and lights in every colour twinkling in almost every way possible.
Me thinks I’m not going to have a successful shopping trip. Nothing for it but to venture into the New Market….heeeelp!!! Nope it doesn’t get any better there are some acceptable ones but way over priced….unfortunately we do encounter getting over charged for things so I enlisted the help of other shoppers but they were being charged the same….vow!!! Looks like Christmas may be cancelled unless I want a bauble 🤣. But hey there is light at the end of the tunnel….an orange star! That’s it then….Christmas decoration (singular) sorted and it matches the Fabindia furnishing! And at a whole RPS150 (£1.74) I’ll take two. By this time Mr L had enough and he was hangry and dreaming of Tarka dal so that was it…..we were out of there!
I think our friends with their Christmas tree and decs felt sorry for us and kindly loaned us twinkly lights which were wrapped around the bannister….it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 along with the Christmas card (singular again) we were set…just bring on the traditional dinner….curry🍛
Bring on New Year 😜