had a good week in the Emirates, contract is signed and I will probably be visiting once a month now.. can’t complain about that! Spent the weekend back in Mumbai, showing a visiting colleague around Mumbai. The Mumbai tour has been refined to a fine art now, I have the route plotted and the order memoraised. I can adjust my route for a younger audience, a more delicate soul or a monsoon day and still my guest will have good insight into the city.. I think I was a tour guide in a past life!
Plus when I’ve got a guest it means I get to partake in the fabulous Mumbai restaurants, all on the company’s account! So Friday night was Masala Kraft in the Taj after cocktails at Dome; Saturday was the garlic butter crab extravaganza at Trishna (my arteries are just recovering); Sunday was champagne and sushi for lunch at Tiffin and Monday (in Kolkata) was fabulous lamb and Aussie Pinot Noir at Peshwari – undoubtedly the best Indian restaurant in the country, and thank god it’s pretty much at every Sheraton Hotel) . YUM and WOW, I have just put on another delicious kilo. I have yet to decide whether I regret the kilo or not because food here is just too damn good. *sigh*
To those questions in the recent comments about exercise, I guiltily concede that yes – tennis, swimming, jogging, ipod training and yoga have all gone flying out the window, and down the gutter with our monsoon rains. Yoga will start again this week.. I have the guilt of hearing my mother in law going every morning at 6.30am and my body clock should be back on track by end of this week to allow me to open my eyes at 6. It’s hard work being surrounded by fabulous food so often, i’m going have to really get exercising if I want it to continue!