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Thursday, August 27

There She Goes

There She Goes Again!



It is happening. Finally. Infact, it is happening tomorrow. Tomorrow evening to be precise. I am moving. Moving cities. Leaving on a jet plane. Yes, songs about leaving and moving are at the tip of my tongue. For all our momentous and non-momentous moments in life have an associated playlist. Let there be music, they said, especially when you are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!



If my consistent rambling over the past few months about Goa wasn't a clear enough indicator, these pics will leave no doubt as to where I am heading. A desire to stay closer to nature, out of the big city, a place that will inspire me, and be a wanderer for a few years led to this brilliant flash of inspiration last October, when I told my furball, Let's move to Goa! That was then, and after months of patient searching and planning, here we are! The bags are packed. The first C of the three C's, ie Cartons of books, are already on their way. The other two C's - the Car and the Cat will follow in a month's time. Speaking of the Cat, it's this madcap bundle of fur, claws and whiskers that is totally ruling my heart and mind right now. Here I thought I would be all joyous and merry and spring-in-step-y on the eve of departure to Goa, but it's breaking my heart to leave my boy behind. As I cry I-love-yous and I-will-miss-yous in the furry ears, he swishes his tail in impatience and waits for me to get it together and get moving, for the love of wet food! [cat & dog minions will get that analogy]. And of course, I have enough fur in my luggage and clothes to knit myself a brand new kitten once I am in Goa. Where thou luggage lies, thou cat shall lie there too - that, is the 614th commandment.




So, I will be in Goa, my kittens, Goa! I have found myself a little studio overlooking the sea [the pic above is the view, ahem]. There are thousand and one things that I am excited about, things that I am planning to do when in Goa - in work, leisure, travel, and I can't wait to share the adventure with you! Goa is the beginning, and I dream, hope and plan to wander through many cities and countries in the coming years, before settling in to warm my feet in front of a crackling fire in a cottage high up in the Himalayas. Wish me luck and love, my munchkins, and do join me!



As always, catch the action as it happens, on instagram

I will see you next week, once I am settled in. Already have a line-up of beautiful posts for you - a lovely home tour and a brilliant home photo-shoot by one of my favorite photographers. Plus plus, Goa and the immense creativity and loveliness of Goa is going to be a frequent visitor on An Indian Summer now. Keep reading!


[All images: An Indian Summer. Last Image: Scribbled on illustration by Lov_e]

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

So very happy for you! I can't wait to see Goa through your eyes...

Priya OUATT said...

Wishing you all the best, Bhavna! Sounds like so much fun!

Anu Menon said...

Can't wait for all the adventures! I've lived in India for 23 years and never been to Goa. Someday...

Chaitali Patel said...

Wow!!! I actually thought you were moving to Bombay and am a tad disappointed that you aren't! But Goa should be magical... Here's wishing you lots of good times and many adventures in this new phase of your life!

My Grama's Soul said...

Happy GOAING!!! tee hee

Jo

Sharon said...

That's amazing...having travelled around 10 times to Goa in the last two years - I am so jealous! have fun, and can't wait to see your goa posts!

Nivedita Das Narayan said...

So happy for you Bhavna... Now live the dreams and share the stories. Love, Nivedita

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