10 December 2016

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And here I am in the least goofy photo K got of me. New dress from Fabels, present from Mum, which makes me feel totally glam and fit. Hands raised in traditional "party on" mode. #goanway #ootd #party

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Setting up for birthday party tonight by projecting vintage reels of people dancing against the living room wall. In the hope that it serves as inspiration. Time for me to get as dressed as the house. :) #goanway #party

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9 December 2016

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Grocery shopping in Mapusa today for my birthday party tomorrow. We're making everything from scratch, except the gin and tequila I guess, but when all the booze we're buying is from small local breweries, it's practically homemade, she says smugly. Here are the super long local green chillis posing at a table at The Pub, a terrace bar with a view of the shops. #goanway #mapusa

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8 December 2016

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And a feathery visitor to the beach, this one doesn't need my bird book to identify it. Had to crop so you could actually see it, but this flamingo was just chilling, eating small crabs. #goanway #flamingo #beachesofinstagram

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Thursdays in Goa be like. Shack with WiFi and plug points that takes cards, a shallow easy sea I just lay in like a bath and a fresh watermelon juice. I wish all out of office days were like this. #goanway #morjim #beaches

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7 December 2016

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New desk, new desk cat. This is Rasam (one of @madamexmeow's duo, the other is Kitkat) but I've renamed them several times. Currently they are Bipin and Bindiya after two children who used to live next door to me when I was eight, in Trivandrum. They weren't very nice kids, but their names are good cat ones. Bipin (the cat) is extremely handsome as you can see, and very social, while Bindiya? Not so much. #goanway #catsagram

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6 December 2016

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An afternoon of writing but how can I write when it's nap time for the entire village? I know, I know, I'm being a bit too enthusiastic with my photo taking, but it's only day one. Promise not to bombard you with updates from tomorrow onwards. Today however, here have a photo of the front door and my view from one of the several writing desks set up for this work from home household. #goanway #freelancelife

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Good morning from my first day in our new Goa home! (new to US. I think this house is easily 100 years old.) The first thing I see when I open my eyes is my favourite part of the house: the incredibly high ceilings with two glass tiles to let the sunshine through. Outside I can hear birdsong and traffic (we're right on a main road but thankfully the bedrooms are to the back of the house.) As soon as I got in at two am yesterday, felt all my stresses falling away. Why don't I remember that Delhi me and Goa me are two such different people? #goanway #oldhomes

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5 December 2016

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Just planted these a few weeks ago. Have had so much luck with my chilli plant, thought I'd try a few more edibles. Unfortunately, I've forgotten what seed went into which pot, so they're all going to be a glorious surprise. There's a bushy cucumber back there, some basil, more chilli (the big variety), some sunflowers and some coriander. Hopefully they'll be big enough to harvest by the time we return. Meanwhile, in Goa, I look forward to working in an actual garden with @madamexmeow in the lead since she knows so much more about these things than I do! We already have a chikoo tree, but will have to fight the monkeys for any fruit. Stuff tastes better if you grow it yourself. #terracegarden #delhidiary

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4 December 2016

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Fat cat table party on my already overcrowded desk. (hey, mess is a sign of creativity.) I'm going to miss my sausage cats, my pudge buckets, my corgi kitties, my fatface esquires. #catsagram #bruno #olgadapolga

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