Monday, March 01, 2010
So I turned forty this - in Singapore! It was a calculated trip - didn't want to be in Mumbai for it so went further east. Had an amazing birthday - breakfast with orangutans at the world class Singapore zoo and then an amazing dinner of raclette, galettes, and crepes at a tiny French bistro that we happened upon during a monsoon-like shower. An awesome trip and fabulous birthday. I almost forgot I turned old!
Spent a very relaxing four days in Kerala - god's country to some. It was amazing. Highly recommend the Taj Garden Retreat. Lots of activities for everyone and kind of reminded us of the Dirty Dancing resort because they had evening activies and Mr. Ravi, the Julie McCoy of the resort, on hand to marshal everyone around!
Friday, January 08, 2010
We started the new year with a short trip to the "Golden Triangle" - Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), and Jaipur. It was FREEZING and we were unprepared, but had a great time anyway. The Taj was phenomenal - despite the fog and overcast weather. Would consider a return trip on a clear day. The Amber Fort in Jaipur was beyond belief - the elephant ride up the side of the hill to get there and then the sheer size and detail of the buildings. Awe inspiring and really made us forget we were in a tourist-packed attraction.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Had a quiet but very nice Thanksgiving this year (compared to last year's events, ANYTHING would have been better, of course. Small turkey dinner with new friend and colleague Cathleen, and then headed off to school for the St. Martin's Day lantern festival. Liam made a lantern and paraded around the school garden and then ate sweetbread in the shape of the Saint himself.