Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Honeymoon, here we come!! Okay, so it's officially 24 hours until we check in at the airport. My husband and I are off to London for one week, and then to India!! Our first week in India we'll be staying with a family that has a farm in Gujarat. They grow potatoes, tobacco and mangoes. I will get to eat a perfectly ripe mango right off the tree! After the farm we'll be heading off to see the rest of India. We'll go North then all the way East and then all the way South and then back up North to Mumbai. We're not entirely sure the root we'll take, but we do know we'll be going into the jungle on elephants to see Bengal Tigers and rhinos and lions! We're hoping to see baby sea turtles hatching too. There have been blue whale sitings in Orissa! What I would do to see a blue whale...they are like the brontosaurus of today...sooooooo big! Aside from the landscapes and wildlife (which is my favourite part) we'll get a taste of the big overwhelming cities. I have been to Buenos Aries, I have been and lived in London...but I hear that Mumbai is something else. I can't wait. The people, the bright colours, the culture, the food, the warmth!! It's all too much. I will update with photos and stories when I can!
Photo taken by Bertha Sawatzky with a Holga using 120 film.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
For Christmas I received a Blythe doll from my Mum and Dad. Now, I know I am almost 28 and I should be over dolls, but I have learned that this isn't just any old doll...she is beautifully photogenic, and sorta creepy. Here's a photo I took with our new point and shoot camera and with a cute needle felted retro toaster with 2 pieces of toast that have heart-shaped jam on them. I made them with 100% wool, and they are available in my Etsy store! I'll needle felt more props for her (that will also be for sale), so stay tuned!