It's sometimes crazy, annoying but always enjoyable - a good sense of humour is essential
Good companions - Keith and our dear friend Samshu surveying the lake for fishing opportunities.
We have been travelling togther for the last ten years or so, going to the most amazing places, well off the tourist map.
Off road and stuck in sand but with the help of local farmers who managed to get us to firmer ground.
6.30 am on a chilly November morning, and we were lucky to find a female
leopard with her three young cubs. A glorious sight which more than made
up for the early start.
The roads have improved over the years we have been travelling. The motorways are good, though the driving leaves a lot to be desired. An average trip usually takes around six hours, with stops for chai, bird watching and food at a Dhaba (a road side restaurant for lorry drivers, and the food is delicious and freshly cooked.)
My top tip here is the iPad and Podcasts. Imagine driving through the countryside listening to the every day story of country folks - The Archers. Another tip is take some stitching for quieter moments when they come along.
I have had a busy time updating my website - not before time I have to say. The hamburger banners have gone! I have added four different packs of my dye painted threads and when the weather improves they will be more! It's too cold to consider dyeing at the moment.
Next week I will be posting details of my workshops for 2018