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  • Oooh, I do like a nice rub

    Thursday, February 28th, 2008By annablog0 comment

    I’ve just had my first taste of Western exercise since I’ve been back. ‘Body Blitz’ is aptly named because, having done it, I feel like I’d been in the Blitz (probably some poor woman who, not being close to a tube station, had the misfortune of a building fall on her). Such are my aches and pains. The routine has changed since I’ve been away. We did a few star jumps and crunches then…

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  • A plethora of pujas

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2008By annablog0 comment

    Here’s another entry. We’ve just arrived at the holy town of Gokarna, south of Goa. Saturday, 2 February. ‘This morning, we got up at 5.30am to watch the holy men going down to the sea to purify themselves before returning to the temple to make their puja or prayer. Accompanied by hoards of devotees, they stripped off to their dhotis and immersed themselves in the salty water. The atmosphere was one…

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  • Dumps at dawn!

    Monday, February 25th, 2008By annablog0 comment

    Another installment…..Thursday, 31 January. An early start, we got to Victoria Station at 6am to get the train to Margao in Goa. The train, which was pretty ancient, had few mod cons but we were supplied with pillows and blankets so we could get our heads down if need be. I was too interested with what was going on outside to sleep. As we pulled out of Bombay, the city was…

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  • Namaste! Confessions of a Sub-Continental devotee

    Monday, February 25th, 2008By annablog0 comment

    Oh my God, India is beautiful. The people, the landscape, the cows, even the dirt. It’s all beautiful. I’m only sorry I didn’t keep up the blog while I was away although some of the places we went were so remote, they barely had telephones let alone internet cafes. However, I did write a travelogue. In fact, what the hell, I’m going to include a few entries over the next few days. Wednesday, 30 January…

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  • the week before India

    Saturday, January 26th, 2008By annablog2 comments

    It’s been a funny old week. I went to see that ‘No country for old men’ film by the Coen brothers. Expecting something like Fargo, I was a tad disappointed. There was lots of shooting and oceans of blood and quite a few deep and meaningful conversations that I COULDN’T BLOODY UNDERSTAND. Where were the sub-titles? Tommy Lee Jones needs to open his mouth more when he speaks! On Wednesday, I popped into my…

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  • new year’s resolutions

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2008By annablog0 comment

    New Year’s Resolutions. What’s all that about? Guilt? Frustration? Mid-life crisis? When I was a wee thing (actually, I’ve never been ‘wee’. I was 6ft when I was 8!) I made resolutions in my pink pony diary that went along the lines of ‘stop biting fingernails’, ‘polish my shoes every second Sunday’, ‘snog Rob Bapty after netball (Rob Bapty being a hot bod who lived down the road and looked like the lead singer…

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  • In answer to all your queries

    Monday, January 7th, 2008By annablog2 comments

    Just to clear a few things up. Cian, I am still on the fence as to the dog/pig issue but will certainly take your comments into consideration. Sue, the ‘grapevine’ is a complex dance step, too difficult to describe while the ‘spotty dog’ is a move resembling the spotty dog in the Woodentops, hence the name. Geddit? Eddie, I would prefer not to remember my ‘waters breaking’ at Champneys’ ping pong table – that’ll…

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  • me on the tv

    Friday, January 4th, 2008By annablog0 comment

    Oh my God, I’ve made it. I’ve been on the telly. On the local news! I was going the wrong way down a one way street when a man jumped out at me with one of those furry, king-size sausages. I believe they’re called a boom. He said he was from the BBC and wanted to talk about cycle lanes. Why, oh why didn’t I have puppies or at least daffodils in my whicker…

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