I didn't mean to take such a long break from blogging but it's hard to blog on the go. I'm back but without much crafting news to report. And while I haven't been sewing much, I've certainly had it on my mind! I saw a cart load of new sewing machines being delivered in Tanjavur, and I even bought some beautiful silk and linen fabric in Pondicherry. But not much sewing. You see, we spent most of January in Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India. I took a lot of photographs on the trip and I have yet to sort through them but here's a quick post about our trip.
Work took me to Chennai where we happened to be for Pongal, an important harvest festival in the south. We soaked in the festivities and ate some very good food.
Revellry in Chennai.
We took an extended trip along the East Coast Road to Mahabalipuram,
and then on to Pondicherry and Auroville.
We visited tranquil Tranquebar, a former Danish colony on the coast,
before heading inland to Tanjavur where we were lucky to catch a Bharatnayam performance at the Big Temple.
Dancers getting ready for the performance.
From there we headed to Trichy, spent Republic Day in Bangalore and then took the overnight train to Hampi. Our visit coincided with the 500th anniversary of the coronation of King Krishnadevaraya, and the air was full of celebration.
We returned home and had but a few days to pack and leave on another trip. Yes, I'm on the road again! And, I'm finding it hard to blog. I'm not travelling with a laptop, so I have to use an internet cafe. Any tips on how best to blog on the go? I'd appreciate your thoughts.
I managed to finsh a small sewing project before leaving on this trip but I'll save that for another post, so stay tuned.