Friday, January 16, 2009


This is Nataline, she is my new housekeeper, she cleans and cooks for us. She started 2 days ago. Her husband's name is Vijay and her 5 year old son's name is Arian.

She cooked us a lovely dinner tonight, chicken curry with paratas. It was yummy, a little hot for Beth, but Beth find dahl

Jason loved the homemade bread.

She comes at about 9.30am and finishes about 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, she also comes on Saturday but not til 12.00noon. We have given her Sunday off. Now before your mind goes "What!" They work 7 days a week here in India. So the fact that we give her Saturday morning off and Sunday is a gift to her. What she doesn't realise is I would never make anyone work 7 days a week! The only reason we still make her come on Saturday is.....................well the lady who found her for us told us that if we gave her too much she would take advantage of us.............? Don't understand them at all............these Indian people that is.

If you want to get an idea of what India is like you should definitely see 'Slumdog Millionaire'. It is so close to the Mumbai I live in...............we watched it tonight and it deserves all the awards it is getting.

Tomorrow Nataline and I are going to buy a pressure cooker and some other India cooking stuff, I don't have the right utensils for our new

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