Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Me Too!

As I am known for being a "Me Too" by my family, and not wanting to miss out, I have bought myself some wheels as well! 

I'd mentioned the fact that I wanted a bike to Hiren, (one of Tom's work mate's) and he kindly took us to Laxmi Road (which is a crazy, busy shopping area in town) to buy one.

Tom's wheels

Tom decided he was fed up of having to rely on taxi's and auto rickshaws to get to and from work, so he has bought himself a blue Pulsar motor bike! According to him it's only a small one, however all his work mate's seem to reckon its quite big really.

In Pune and as in a lot of India, it isn't compulsory to wear a helmet when riding so you very rarely see people wearing one. However, Tom has said he will go in search of a helmet as soon as possible, as he knows what its like to come off a bike and it's better to be safe than sorry. There's no way I'm going to get on the back of it without one either. Back in the UK I'd refused to get on Tom's bike but I am warming to it and may just give it a go. I've got to get a bit braver and it'll give us both more independence if I do, plus Tom would really like me to.

I'm back!

Well after a short trip back to the UK, I am now back in India so my blog will be up and running properly again.

Now I have successfully changed my visa from a tourist to an employment one, I can do some voluntary work over here. Tomorrow I am off to the charity Deep Griha Society that I visited last month and I will begin working there 3-4 times a week which will be fun. I am really looking forward to it as it not only gives me something to get out of bed for in the morning, I actually feel like I will be doing some good and helping the people of Pune. I will let you all know how it goes!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Making friends

I've been going to the gym everyday and it is exhausting but also really (surprisingly) fun! Everyday at 11am there is some sort of aerobics class. Tuesdays and Saturdays are Bollywood themed and focus mainly on learning a set of moves and putting them all together into a routine to Bollywood songs. It is really good, however I have found out that I am not very good at it. There is a lot of hip wiggling and it is a bit tricky to make myself look graceful. I seem to look like a gyrating hippo in the mirrors that we dance in front of!

First an apology, then a thank you.

Apology then Thank you
So sorry I haven't been updating for a while. I have had to pop over to the UK in order to change my Indian Visa and been running around all over the place! I am going back to India in a few days and I promise I will get right back on top of regular blog updates.

Thanks to all of you who have been reading and commenting. I have now had over 1000 views and I am well chuffed! So thanks to you all and keep following me because I have loads more to tell!