Friday, December 12, 2008

And now for something a little different............


We went on a TIGER hunt.....
all three of us......
No, no..... not captain rupert he stayed with great aunt velvet....... he thought India would be too hot for his fine fur coat, even though it was their winter and he off course has no particular desire to eat curry.
Three of us went on a tiger hunt.......Past some palaces........pretty patterns.....and fine carving......
three of us????.......... you might be asking.................

Three of us went on a tiger hunt.....Past some fine sights........ and some not such fine sights.....
Third member of our party Kicked.

We went on a tiger hunt, what a lovely time we had.....past Indian animals great and small.....
The third member of our group kicked some more....
And then we saw the Tiger big and golden.....
just as well Captain Rupert stayed with Great Aunt Velvet.
What big paws, what big feet, what big Teeth ........
and what a handsome fur coat of strips, Captain Rupert might get ideas.
Kick went that third member of our party.


All three made it back past more forts and places and crowded streets of India back through the smog in Delhi.....Back to the the aeroplane and back in time for Christmas and to finish off the building work, we have a deadline now!!!!!

Kick, kick went the third member of our party.......glad to be back by the fireside.... glad to be back to a diet other than curry morning, noon and night.

Back in time too that I could still fly on an aeroplane.

The third member of our party has become known as the bump......

K had a mad idea to go to India, not that India is maybe the best place for pregnant ladies to go.

K had his reasons, he had always wanted to go to Rajasthan but most of our holidays involve taking his boat or climbing a mountain, there has never been a reason to go, there are no mountains in Rajasthan.

The travel nurse did suggest Blackpool, but there are no Tigers in Blackpool as far as I'm a where.

Since I'm not really able to follow him up any mountains at the moment (we did that in September when I was 12 weeks pregnant) and he has no sailing events until next year, he rather liked the idea of Rajasthan and spending some together before the bump arrived.

We left it to the very last moment to decide if I was up to it and took lots of advice, it was lovely to spend some time together, before the bump arrives in March.

It was very bad timing with getting orders off for cards and I'm sorry there has been a little delay with orders that arrived after we left and there has been some problems with paypal on the website which I'm looking into. As for the etsy shop I'm planning a grand reopening in the new year with new items, it would of been nice before christmas but with everything going on and being away it has been mad.

20 comments:

Jess said...

Wonderful news Joanna - Congratulations! What a lovely holiday it looks, did you do any drawing there?x

Sal said...

Hi there Joanna! Hope all is going well..have a lovely Christmas ;-)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Congrats on the kicking bump :~) Hard work and great fun ahead, I know you'll be wonderful parents.

Alison Boon said...

That's the beauty of a bump, they have to go with you. Congratulations.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Congratulations on the little bump! What a grand holiday! Captain Rupert probably wouldn't have enjoyed finding tigers! Best he stayed where it was cool and comfy!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well, wadda ya know ... Capt'n Rupert is going to be an Unc ... no a Bro ... wait ... oh who knows, but he will have a fun companion! Take care ...

Libby said...

So glad you have shared the news, I was bursting!!!! Many, many congratulations, your peace and quiet will never be the same again lol!!!
The very first time I travelled in an aeroplane I was 6 months pregnant going out and 7 months coming back, not the best experience but hey ho!!!

Cowboys and Custard said...

I am so pleased the three of you had a such an exciting hols and came home safely!
Time to put your feet up and relax now..You will have some wonderful stories to tell bump and lots of lovely paintings stored away in your memories of India..

Love
Michele x

Chrissy said...

This is the best news!

Take great care of yourself and have a lovely pregnancy.

The Fluffy Tribe said...

Oh congratulations on the little bun in the over, excuse me, baby. :) We bet Cpt Rupert will be surprised too. The tigers are lovely and will eagerly be awaiting the new items in the Etsy store when you get the chance. It's a hectic time of year for most. ~Rabbie, Jane and the FLuffy Tribe

June said...

Congratulations on the 'bump'! A springtime bundle to keep you even more busy :o)

JackieM said...

Oh congratulations Jo, how exciting, I'm so pleased for you. Your holiday looks fab and I bet Captain Rupert enjoyed his too. I saw your stall at the Vintage and Handmade Fair on other blogs and wished I could have been there to see you and your lovely stall. I hope you have all have a Happy Christmas and look forward to the reopening of your Etsy shop.
Love Jackie M xxxx

Amanda said...

Hehe great way to share the news :o) Glad to hear you're doing well!

tlc illustration said...

How wonderful that you got a last Big outing - just the 2 (and 1/2) of you. Enjoy your last few months, and then the new life that awaits you!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Joanna

What an incredible journey! It was so nice to meet the 2 of you and the bump at the V&H Fair, and great that everyone can now share your excitement.

Plenty of rests and feet up now when you can!

Sue x

Danielle Barlow said...

India is the best place to go, pregnant or not!

Lynn said...

Congrats on bump. Will we be seeing babies hiding in corners of cards with the animals from now on? There will certainly be lots more "stuff" in your life...still you can always hang up a copy of "Tidy" to remind you how things used to be!!!
Lynn (Higglety Pigglety, Alva)

Jemjoop said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting. We just had a little "bump" born Dec. 13th. I had grand plans, lists, and ideas for my shop over Christmas and didn't make one of them due to bedrest. Just take it easy and do what is comfortable ♥

natural attrill said...

Congratulations!
and a happy new year to you both and the bump.
Penny.
x

louise said...

Magical photos from India, what a great holiday for the three of you! Congratulations Jo, it is such great news for you both. So much to look forward to in 2009. x