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... of banana and bamboo cloth were now brought for us to inspect, and a sober grey bamboo, was selected with much vociferous agreement by all parties.
There still remained the problem of choosing a suitable design, and of course, payment. “Design no problem – making you nice Indian suit.” was, in itself, a trifle worrying. Sign language and drawing got the message over that a catalogue would help. Our tailor said that one would ...
... as fruit juice, toast and cereal. Dinner is served from 8 to 10.30 and a huge range of dishes is available from the buffet – mostly vegetarian but also at least one chicken dish and one 'mutton’ dish; the latter is, of course, goat, there being no sheep anywhere. The maître d’, Tara, was always most attentive. This reminds me that when he brought my mid-morning tea on the lawn today, and saw me typing on my laptop, he particularly asked that his name ...
... hidden (unless Paddy were to place a comment on the blog), for although our helpful driver gave us a full description, it was in Hindi. We named it 'Philippa’s Lake’ after the vivacious young publisher staying with us at our homestay. Philippa is an Oxford graduate who has found a flat in Delhi, but periodically likes to visit the Retreat in Bhimtal to work and to rest. She had already told us of her predilection ...
... the best bit!
After returning to England, Colonel Jones soon pined for his beautiful hillside home in the peaceful forests that he loved so well, and returned to Bhimtal to live out his days on the estate. His presence may be felt in the ruined shed, standing nearby, which served as a barracks for the detachment of soldiers he kept on hand, and the jail where miscreants could be housed until delivered to the prison in Nainital.
... for a never-ending drive around the motorway. Meanwhile Judith and I became increasingly anxious as we sweated on the back seat wondering if we would ever find the only means of getting to Bhimtal on a Thursday.
Abruptly, our driver turned into a side-street and indicated that we should get out and unload our luggage while he went off to find somewhere to park. He promised that he would return, but when a good quarter hour had passed and he had not ...