Friday, 30 November 2012

Bazaars Galore!

Before I went back to the UK, I visited Dastkar Nature Bazaar with some friends.  All the stall holders were from North India, so the crafts were a little different to what we usually see here in Bangalore.  As usual, it was a feast for the eyes and very hard to resist making the odd purchase…although mainly for friends and family I might add!


I’ve posted a few times about these flea markets in Bangalore, we’re lucky they’re a regular feature here – in fact, if you want to go along and see some of the local talent for yourself then you’re in luck, there’s not one but two in December.   Kitsch Mandi on 16th December and Sunday Soul Santé on 23rd December…I’ll see you there!!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Are you still there??

Yes, I know it’s been almost two months since my last post…and yes, I know that’s rubbish - REALLY rubbish.  I’ve just got back to Bangalore from our first trip back to the UK in 6 months.  We travelled the length and breadth of the country visiting friends and family and witnessed two of our close friends Matt and Na (of Naomi Draws and Pinhole and Paper ) tie the knot at a beautiful ceremony at Folly Farm. The first two weeks were over in a blink of an eye and before we knew it Alex had to leave and fly back to Bangalore for work.

I stayed on for another three weeks working nonstop seeing clients. It felt so good to be back in Bristol and working again.  Seeing old and new client’s everyday reminded me how much I love styling people…witnessing their confidence soar in just a few hours is so rewarding, I love it! Anyway, all this busyness meant that I had very little time to blog…and I’ll be honest, I just didn’t feel like I wanted to either.  I slipped back into life in the UK so quickly that when the time came to fly back, I was a little apprehensive.  Knowing that Alex was already in India, made leaving home a little easier but it was so good to catch up with my friends and family that leaving again wasn’t easy.

My visit back to the UK and return to Bangalore was made all the more confusing with a long weekend in Dubai with Alex, 4 days in Bangalore, a week in Thailand and now finally a chance to get back into it in Bangalore. An amazing few weeks but far from routine!

I’ve been back here for just over a week now and it’s taking me a little time to adjust. When I was back at home my business was running at full capacity, meaning I had clients everyday and some evenings too.  I barely had time to think!  My life over here is a stark contrast to that, it’s a very different pace and despite my best efforts I’m struggling to get back into the swing of things.  I actually have a looooooooooooong list of things to do, most of them things I couldn’t wait to come back to and start, but for some reason I can’t. 

I’ve been sitting here for most of the day trying to get just one thing done – this post - but I‘ve just found it so hard.  I had plans for a festive fashion post and another three ways to wear, but instead the apartment is sparkly clean and there’s no dirty washing in the laundry basket anymore.   As for doing the productive, exciting things I’ve been planning? Nothing yet...  So this is my attempt at getting back into it.  And while it’s possibly a little dull for you, it’s actually been great for me. Admitting that I’m finding it hard to settle back in here isn’t easy to do, but I think acknowledging it has given me the kick up the bum that I need to get on with things.

So if you’re still following, please stick with me; I plan to make up for my blogging hiatus. Here’s a sneaky peek of what’s to come…

See you again soon!! x