We took the kids out to a few more of the western style shopping malls in the late afternoon and had a bit of a feed. I ordered enough food to probably feed several families - but it was very good. If I keep this up, not much chance of losing any weight - will probably put some on!
The kids are doing great. It is incredible to see how quickly they have adapted to this new way of life and take in the challenging things they are seeing. They are also very creative in keeping themselves busy while Lou and I work on this project. Sam has even taken a liking to reading! The books here a very cheap, so we have already starting building quite a family library.
Sam and I also had our hair cuts yesterday. Because of the language barrier - at the moment - it was challenging trying to tell them how we wanted our hair cut. I asked for a magazine, and they came up with 2 pages of male haircuts that took me back to the 80's! May work for some, but not for Sam and I. We hedged our bets and opted for the same style - short! We even experienced a blackout during the cut - interesting sitting in the dark with a man holding scissors still trying to cut your hair!
Lou also had a successful day in her mission to solve our clothes drying dilemma. There was no need for a drying rack, as our house maid showed us that we in fact had a drying room in the apartment! (what we thought was the storage room, however the screws in the walls were in fact to tie rope to act as a clothes line). Lou found the rope and we now have an Aussie style clothes line in our apartment. Next step for Lou is to try and convince the house maid it is easier to wash the clothes using the washing machine, rather than by hand - good luck with that one!
Well we managed to stay up till 9.30pm which should hopefully see us just about over the jet lag.
All is good in this wonderful, exciting, interesting and diverse country they call India.