Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
This week, I hoped to write to you from downtown Bangkok. A few Thai massages, a spot of retail therapy, a bit of sight seeing was going to get me into good shape for the onslaught of what is coming at me next week. But, c'est la vie, the good people of Bangkok decided to have a riot instead, and we had to cancel our plans at the last moment - perhaps they knew we were coming!
Since I wrote last, the jewellery exhibition machinery has lurched forward into top gear with a great deal of crashing and groaning - but now, everything is good to go - all I have to do is set up shop on the Monday and open my doors on Tuesday, and hopefully get a halfway decent response. People have been dropping by saying they aren't around on the day, and could they have a look - and have gone away holding a few bits and pieces, which has cheered me up no end - I just need a few folks to walk through the doors, and I am hopeful of a successful event. If any of you know people in Bangalore, please pass on the invitation to my exhibition.
The Grow Your Blog Party
Vicki Boster writes a blog called 2 Bags Full - all about her 'adventures in travel, knitting, and the blessings of my everyday life'. She hosts a blog party where those who write a blog register, go a visiting each others blogs, and perhaps follow the ones they find interesting - I thought Caprilicious ought to go to the party. And since this is a bit like spreading the word using jungle drums, I signed up for a giveaway - a piece of jewellery entitled Jungle Drums seemed most apt.
As I am away from home, I wrote this part of the post a while ago, well before the date so that I would be sure that Caprilicious did not miss out - she shall go to the ball!
Next week, I shall be on my way back home - once again torn in two, no different from others who come from the Indian diaspora - in love with India and all things Indian, but home is where the hearth is and wherever you wander there's no place like home - enough of the cliches and puns - I go now to borrow a couple of mannequins from some friends who own a jewellery shop and to put some final touches to the arrangements for Tuesday. Wish me and Caprilicious luck, readers, and keep everything crossed for a successful event - I will be sure to get some pictures and tell you all about it.
See you next week, same place, same time (ish! - jet lag permitting).