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Travel, traveling with kids

Chennai with Kids

We have been to Chennai with our kids many times, and yet I have never written a post about the experience. Strange, right? I love writing travel guides for parents, and have waxed lyrical about London, Paris, New York, and Copenhagen in the past, but not Chennai. Why? Because, to be very honest, Chennai is …

Travel, wellness

A New Year Thanksgiving

  So……hello there again, it’s me; yes really!! I’ve been here all along, I just haven’t been blogging. I know, I know, quick slap on the wrist and a waggle of the finger as a reprimand, now let’s move right along. The last you heard from me, I was getting ready to leave on a …

art and design, British Indian, crafter, small business, textile design, Travel, Uncategorized

Dakshina Chitra (a post I should have written long ago)

“What was your favorite part of the trip to Chennai?” I asked my six year old. “Dakshina Chitra” She replied without even blinking first. I’m not surprised, it really is a wonderful place. Dakshina Chitra is a heritage center just outside Chennai, on the way to the beautiful beach town of Mahabalipuram. According to my …

art and design, crafter, small business, textile design, Travel, Uncategorized

A Very Silly Post about Mosquitos

I have been in Chennai for five days now. The mosquitos don’t seem to have forgotten me. They follow me everywhere, and completely ignore my companions. I think that they have actually been anticipating my visit. Maybe they arranged some sort of convention. Maybe they put out an advertisement announcing my arrival. If they did, I would imagine …

art and design, crafter, small business, textile design, Travel, Uncategorized

Keeping the Ball Rolling

 Greetings from Chennai, India. I was supposed to write a post  a week ago about my upcoming trip, but I didn’t manage to. I was supposed to write a post a few days ago saying good bye, but I didn’t manage to. During the past week or so,I have been totally immersed in the mammoth …

art and design, crafter, small business, textile design, Uncategorized

Leaving some spots uncolored

I have become a White person. No this is not a statement about my racial identity. It is purely aesthetic. I have recently discovered my love of the color white in all it’s variations. Ivory, cream, jasmine, titanium, I love them all. The simple pop of a clean color print on a white background can …

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