well sometime yesterday I managed to pass the 5000 visits mark.. after just 6 months!
I think I really owe my fame to two posts in particular.. the first was the one about ‘the institute of marriage’ that was linked by Desipundit and so got a few hundred visits a day for a while there.
the second is the one about Banksy, the Graffitti artist. Apparently ol’ Banksy is quite a popular man and I get a lot of people coming to my site after searching for him.. on Tuesday I had 70 visits just from google hits on banksy. So you wanna get more hits on your site? Start naming your posts after popular figures and watch your ratings climb!
In general I have been a bit slack lately which is mainly due to being out of town and busy with work. in fact as I do all my internet-ing while at work, there is a direct correlation between number of postings per week and volume of work I am doing. So April and May were super boring months in the office and I could post at least one or two items everyday.. so lets all vote for me getting less work.. !
Have come into the office for an hour today while hubby is finishing up some work with his accountant and then we are off to the suburbs. I’ve joined a group of ‘foreign wives of Indians’ in Mumbai and today we have a lunch with all the husbands and kids. I’ve only been to one small meeting before where I met 5 or 6 women and it’s amazing how much we all have in common.. we all have great stories about trying to communicate with our drivers and maids and finding out how to get gas bottles connected, plus how our families dealt with our marriage and how we get on with our Indian in laws. It’s really great to meet people in the same boat, so to speak, as usually the expats that I meet are here on a one or two year contract and tend to keep themselves quite distanced from Indian culture. Many of the women in the group have been here for many years and have children who all know each other. this is great for the kids as it means they get to be around a kind of support group for themsleves too, as they are all the children of mixed marriages, something that could potentially be quite isolating. So I think the group will be a really great support – for the husbands too, i’m sure they all have stories about the funny things their wives have done while first trying to fit into life here!
Have made it to yoga twice this week and feel my body clock is back on track and can cope with the 6am wake up! Unfortuantly I am back of to the Emirates on Tuesday for a few days and I’ll be out of whack again.. this time I am determined to keep up the practise and will find a hotel pool to sit and do my asanas by in the morning. The instructor broached the topic of the rubber tube up the nose today.. I grimaced and told him I need some more time.. the whole water through the sinuses is going well but I think I’ll just stick to that for the time being. bleurgh.