Life certainly gets in the way of blogging sometimes! My excuse this time is an unscheduled house move which, because of relentlessly spiralling rents in Delhi is becoming a fact of life for us here.
This is our 4th house in 4 years – you’d think we’d be getting good at it – but as we all know, there’s no quick or pain-free way to uproot.
The past three weeks have been a blur of packing and unpacking, an endless parade of tradesmen (none of whom seem to manage to leave us with broadband), and the frazzling effects of a whole family feeling out of sorts. There’s been precious little cooking and absolutely no blogging (this is being cobbled together on my phone and I feel as if I’m going to go blind!).
There was a moment of cheer the other morning though when I spotted our new neighbourhood’s sabzi wallah (veg man).
It turns out our daily greens are delivered on a horse and cart – that’s what happens when you seek out Delhi’s more ‘interesting’ locales! It gets better – not only do I get to live out an olden days rustic fantasy, according to my Hindi teacher, ‘Gori-Gari’ vegetables usually come direct from the village rather than the wholesale market in Delhi. How about that – my very own farm delivery service – now I just need to get the kitchen up and running!