Its 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday 7.12.06 I was just saying to Simon that I couldn’t think of too much to write today as we haven’t done much but he seemed surprised at this and said he couldn’t remember a time before when I was stuck for words and can usually talk shite for hours – how rude!
We have now arrived back in Jodhpur, our next and last city to visit in Rajasthan is Udaipur and we will leave Iram there. But as Udaipur is 600km from Jaisalmer and too far to travel in one day we are breaking up the journey and spending a night here in the same guesthouse as before.
We decided this morning that although it was good in the palace hotel it is hard to justify spending a hundred quid on 3 night’s accommodation when this place is only costing us just over a fiver and in fact has all the same facilities just not as nice.
Ali has been playing his guitar a bit this afternoon, he hasn’t played that much since we have been away but at home sometimes doesn’t play much for a few weeks either.
He refuses to teach me anymore until I agree to pay him for it so I am teaching myself which is actually fine. As I only want to learn a few songs with a year to practice I reckon I will have nailed them by the time we get back.
My friend Alli and I subjected the pub to our own special version of Michael row the boat ashore on New Years Eve a few years ago and I’m sure if I had been able to play any of the chords at all it may have sounded better so that is my aim!
Been out for a few hours checking emails from home- our fence has blown down and mum tells me the weather has been terrible in Plymouth with lots of storms. I don’t miss that at all. I can’t stand the winter and hate the cold and for the last few years we have always had our main holiday away during the British winter so we could catch a few rays and reduce the seasonal affective disorder. It is warmer here than in Jaisalmer and should be warmer again in Udaipur as it’s another 300km further south.
Simon and the kids have been complaining they are a bit saddle sore today so I guess being a girl, with the fattest ass in the family does have some clear benefits!
We are ordering room service tonight, eating out every night is tiring and Ali and Maisie like staying in the room watching TV. I have to force myself not to feel guilty about this as its hard not to feel that we may be missing out on some experience or other.
We can’t be on the go constantly though and at home all have some down time where we just doss around, they all watch the telly I tend to listen to music.
Got to get up early tomorrow, leaving at 8am for Udaipur. The James Bond film Octopussy was mostly filmed there and I’m looking forward to seeing if I can get a Martini shaken not stirred of course.