What’s The Big Hairy Deal?...

Aug 1, 2015 by

  Just under 5 years ago, I went from long curly locks and fringe to this in a matter of moments:     I had always wanted to try short hair before I finally went for the big chop, and I wanted to do it while I was young, since short hair seems to be the go-to cut for women of a certain age. Leave it to me to be contrary. It is kind of weird to look at these pictures because despite having wanted short hair and having kept it for many months, I don’t think of myself as a short hair gal. That girl almost doesn’t look like me. The original haircut was inspired by Carey Mulligan and this cute ‘do. Since my head/face is not the same shape as hers, my hair dresser...

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Indian Heat

May 29, 2015 by

  It was just over a year ago that I was leaving India to travel to Nepal, Qatar and Europe. During that time, I felt the heat build. The temperatures went from hot during the day but comfortable for sleeping at night to atrociously hot during the day and unbearable for sleeping at night. Each night, I would wake up 4 or 5 times, completely soaking, and I would flip my pillow over, rotate myself to the other half of the bed and start anew. I can only imagine what the heat must feel like now, the heat that has resulted in a death toll of nearly 2000. My blog is typically not one that relays or discusses current events. I prefer to stick to the lighter side of life, to the stories that have...

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Details Of India

Mar 31, 2015 by

  First the trees, then the forest. At least for right now. _____________________________________________________ Please like my Facebook page, and follow me on twitter and Instagram...

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Touched: Indian Kitten

Mar 4, 2015 by

“Phileas was picked up at a construction site in Bandra. His mother had just died a few days earlier from eating rat poison disguised in human food. Phileas and his two identical sisters were rescued this Friday. We bravely tried to save the two little girl kittens too…but it seems like they got some of the poison from the mother’s milk and succumbed to it – one died this Saturday and the other on Sunday. Both the days Phileas was found snuggled up against his sisters – cuddling them even as they passed away.” ~ “With the sudden change in the weather, we had a sudden inflow of babies that were separated from their mamas… These three precious babies lost their families to horrible accidents over the weekend. We need YOUR help to save their...

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All The Liebe

Jan 14, 2015 by

Wow! If I’ve done my math correctly (and we should never trust my mental math), this is the third time I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. Last year, I was nominated twice and answered 22 questions in one go, and this year, Kristen from A Gypsy Breeze put me in her list of nominees. I’m going to break the rules here and not nominate anyone or come up with my own questions (only because I’ve done these relay type posts a number of times) but I will answer the questions! Just a little gratuitous rambling. Here are the 11 questions. 1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Lord have mercy on us all right now. I’ve lived in Canada (Winnipeg and Waterloo), and I’ve lived in...

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Journey To Nallasopara

Jan 3, 2015 by

  In the morning, the train ride is refreshing. The air seems cool as it whips through the wagons, and we fly by slums where people go about bathing from buckets, brushing their teeth and hanging clothes. As a volunteer with One! International, I agreed to visit the school in Nallasopara twice a week. The journey begins before 7:00 am when my alarm would go off, the only time I needed an alarm; after that, the sounds and smells of my neighbourhood would do the trick just as well. I would wash my face, squeeze into a tunic to cover my bottom and put on my dirty shoes. Nothing clean survives Nallasopara. After I stuff a 2L bottle of water in my bag, I head down to the end of my street where the garbage...

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