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Well that is nearly a month we have been here and overall it has been good. We have had a few problems which eventually got sorted out but as they say thats India for you . The washing machine gets loaded up with better half’s whites and when we took them out they were Brown.

So myself and the landlord who is very embarrassed goes and checks the well. The water seems to be ok ish next stop the water tank on top of the house, My word it was like a sand pit inside. This had to be cleaned and the only way to do it was climb inside the tank. The landlord told me he knows a very skinny man who will fit in the tank, so he phoned him. This skeleton appeared and proceeded to get himself through the top of the tank and vanish. We threw some brushes and rags into the hole and let him get on with it.

After a few moments he asked us to turn the water on so all the crap could get flushed away. Now the water comes in from the top pipe on the tank but the skeleton of a man was happy and said he was ok. Water poured into the tank at some force I might add, and yes all the muck came flying out the bottom of the tank. Then this drowned rat emerged with a huge grin on his face saying everything ok now. (Thats India)

We have adopted a dog as you do when you live in these countries, she is very friendly and very quiet. She knows where the good life is. Chicken for dinner sometimes meat and rice, Pedigree dog Biscuits, she gets well spoilt. But now and then we have noticed that she goes into a little world of her own, mouth half open and tongue hanging out. Then she comes back to earth and she is fine. I think we have found the reason for this behaviour I believe she is HIGH,  you know wasted, out of it.

I watched her the other day eating her way through our neighbours garden which is full of flowers and plants. She goes up to the flowers has a sniff and when she finds the one she likes she woofs it down. I know dogs will eat grass and then throw up but madam does not, and after about 10-15 samples of different leaves and flower heads she comes wandering back.  Her face is grinning and she is slightly staggering when she comes up onto the porch she then finds herself a corner and flakes out for an hour! (Only In India)

There are so many power cuts at the moment it seems like every day the electric will go of for at least 2 hours and this can happen a couple of times a day. When I am watching football on a Saturday the game just starts and BANG power of for maybe 30 mins. Then back on for a bit then off again. But it will get better as the season picks up (I hope).

Apart from that, the beach is still empty at the moment another week and the shacks will start appearing. The weather is good, now and then a bit of rain but this is welcomed by everyone.

As I have said before the roads are absolutely terrible there are holes and I mean holes some 9-12 inches deep everywhere, and the traffic is chaotic. I saw an accident the other day a man and women plus a young child came of their bike. As they laid in the road dazed nobody went to help them and all the other drivers started beeping them to move! then driving around them, even a bus went around them. Myself and another man went and helped them up they were ok a few scratches a bit embarrassed, but they got back onto the bike said “thank you” and away they went. (Only in India).

Hope you like the pictures and all being well I will be back on here in about 2 weeks time unless something important happens like the electric stays on for a day ha ha.