Beautiful Crazy India

It’s been a complete whirlwind since arriving here in beautiful Palolem, Goa on Sunday, hence no time to blog until now 🙂 After 24 hours travelling I was welcomed at “the nest” with a frozen daiquiri and a hug – well met Kim! After catching up with friends over dinner I settled into mine and Kim’s new apartment just 10 minutes walk from the beach. Tembewada is a cool little community of locals and ex pats all out here for the good life. We neighbour a little farm which features buffalo, chickens and a ridiculously loud cockerel who insists on waking us at 5am … Good wake-up call for yoga though 😉 this is the view from our kitchen window … say hello to Bruce.

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I’ve fallen into an easy pattern of life here already … Morning yoga followed by a fresh coconut at a roadside stall (30p … Yes, really!) meet with the girls for healthy breakfast of juice and chai, sunbathing, reading, shopping, more eating and then watching the sun go down with a cocktail or 3 … Absolute bliss 🙏

Tonight’s sunset was particularly epic …

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I love the community here. A dinner for 2 turns into a table of 10 and ‘one more drink’ turns into random conversations about life to the backdrop of chilled out house music and the sound of the waves.

Yesterday Guru (our indian jack of all trades) took me into choudy to stock up on essentials – an indian SIM, several bed sheets, a wedge of rupees and a rather fetching pink elephant bed throw – my room now looks suitably indian, and there is plenty of mat room so I’m leaving it unrolled out so I can roll straight out of bed and into my practice.

Yesterday evening we were invited to a dinner party in our village and had the most incredible meal cooked for us. A plan was make for an impromptu yoga class this morning on the hosts’ roof terrace and this morning I led a fun, but very sweaty vinyasa flow class followed by … You guessed it … More fresh coconuts.

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Tomorrow I’ve been roped into doing a photoshoot for a promotional event in North Goa with this lovely lady ❤️ so will be hitting my bed early so I’m fresh faced for the 3 hour drive to the location tomorrow – hopefully looking better than we do here … watch this space!

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