Monday, 30 November 2009

4 more Koigu scarves

Have completed a further 4 scarves using the hand painted merino wool from Koigu. Two identical scarves were from a green/blue based mix and measure 1410mm x 135mm and 88g, and 1418mm x 135mm and 94g.

A further two identical scarves were made using an orange based mix and measure 1390mm x 145mm and 86g, and 1470mm x 145mm and 90g.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Broome holiday

Have just spent five nights in Broome staying at the Cable Beach Resort. This resort is the only one in Broome with a beach front. From their Sunset Bar and Restaurant you have beautiful sunsets every evening and a view of the camel trains going to, and fro, the beach.

The various accommodation units are set in lovely gardens,

and, of course, the resort has two swimming pools if you want to avoid the stingers in the ocean!This is the family pool

Monday, 16 November 2009

An Indian Tapestry

Have just returned from a two-week "Classical Rajasthan" tour of India.
We started in Delhi
Jama Masjid Mosque

Red Fort

India Gate

Qutab Minar Observatory Tower
Then onto Agra
Agra Fort, two moats, outer filled with water and crocodiles, the inner a jungle with tigers, leopards and panthers

The Taj Mahal
Next day on route to Ranthambore National Park
Fatehpur Sikri, deserted Mughal city

Roadside view

Tiger hunting in the park!

Then onto Jaipur
Elephant ride to Amber Fort

Inside Amber Fort

Carpet weaving

Inside Maharaja's City Palace

Then onto Jodhpur
Colourful truck

Herd of goats crossing road

Mehrangarh Fort

Women in colourful sari

Indian women road gang in sari
Onto Rawla Narlai
Historical Bedroom at Rawla Narlai

Dinner at Rawla Narlai

Carving in Ranakpur Jain Temple

Inside Ranakpur Jain Temple
Then to Udaipur

Inside City Palace

Restaurant on Lake Pichola

Sunset over Lake Pichola
Farewell to India