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Mumbai, menopause and madam – The train

Late trains and Balu’s hullabaloo The teen and I were catching our first train in India. We were travelling from Ranthambhore to Delhi to meet up with an old friend, Tanya Willmer, where we would spend just one night before … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – New Year’s Eve

Going potty on New Year’s Eve After watching Sydney bring in the New Year in her own unique and spectacular fashion on our iPad, it was time for the teen and I to herald in the New Year Indian style. … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Udaipur

A Hotel Fit For A Princess This is the Hotel Ambrai… …located on the shores of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, overlooking the City Palace… …and the luxury boutique Lake Palace Hotel, formerly a summer palace built by Maharana Jagat Singh … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Jodhpur

A working mum doing the best she can Okay, so there I was complaining that we hadn’t had hot water for five nights. Then I remembered this little girl. And all of a sudden, my hot shower seemed unimportant. But … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Bikaner

Mum shows rat cunning “Not much to do here,” the teen announced. She sounded hopeful. As I’d promised, we wouldn’t visit every fort and every palace in every town we’d stopped. So a morning of no forts, nor palaces, in … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Jaipur

Monkey business Next stop after a perfect day at the Taj, was a visit to the Monkey Temple just outside of Jaipur. After all, who couldn’t help but full in love with the stars of the National Geographic television series … Continue reading

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Mumbai,menopause and madam – Delhi-by-bike

Pedal Power – potholes puddles and poo. As I watched the teen pick up her pushbike to carry it across the railway tracks I had a split second of the most horrific “what if”. What if the train came right … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Delhi

A bright hotel dimmed by the outside Okay so at 1am in the morning our first impression of The Hotel Bright wasn’t too well, er, bright. Our driver Prakash helped us out with the bags, and the three of us … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Tears and fears

A reluctant passage to India It hit me like a ton of bricks. As I watched my daughter cling to her grandfather, I wondered if this time I had had bitten off more than I could chew. We were at … Continue reading

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First-date sex no substitute for love

Having sex after one or two dates is okay apparently. Good luck with trying to explain that to your hormonally charged teenage daughter surrounded by boys too cute to ignore. According to a panel on Channel Ten’s A Can of Worms, first-date … Continue reading

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