So I haven't updated for a week now, so I will try and give you a run-down about how it has been, and the events that have occurred.
Monday - I made a couple of quiches for three of us (the other three out of the city for the weekend), followed by hot banana cake... yumm.
At about 5.30pm, K took myself and Judy through Sonagacchi. I wasn't prepared for what I was about to see. I didn't think that in the evening light, there would already be so many girls standing in a line, waiting for a drunken man to stumble to their madames, to request their service, instead of returning home to their wives. I didn't like to see young women for sale, as a product presented on a shelf. I didn't like watching a man grab at a girl. And I didn't like seeing a beautiful young girl leading a man to her room.
We had about 3-4 power cuts this morning, (you can tell when you are asleep, as you wake up as the room warms up because the fan stops), and our gas ran out... so bread and nutella for breakfast because we couldn't toast it. First world problem much? Today was super humid compared to the previous days, and around 37 degrees, plus the AC wasn't working in our office (and we have no windows, or ability to refresh our air), so it felt like a sauna. And as everyone loves to tell us, it is only going to get worse. I also was able to skype Larissa and Lydia today! Woo!
We have gas! And today was a tad cooler. The boys cooked a scrambled-egg vege fry-up for lunch, which was super yummy. Today I also started a Pinterest.
I woke up this morning, and felt a bit chilled. Was so lovely, and I even had to turn the fan down a notch! Had a noisy chorus of puja-bells, tin-banging worship (literally), and horn-blowing to rise to...
Today was quiet at work, because none of the women were there, as there were no new orders. I feel bad in saying it, but it was nice, because it was calm and quiet, and I could get on with my work without being interrupted. For dinner we had a kiwi couple over to eat egg-rolls, biryani, and chow-mein with us, and we stayed up chatting and laughing, and sharing different stories.
Was quiet again, but we have orders now! Woo! So I was just processing the designs and screens ready for when the women return to work on Monday.
We also have started thinking about what we will do over easter - we are considering travelling to a beach, maybe in Puri which will take an overnight train to get there, but apparently it is beautiful... if you avoid the end of it which the fishermen use as their toilet.
I think I will just be taking a chance to chill out, relax, and get a bit creative for the rest of the afternoon.
Hope everyone is well, and isn't getting too cold down there!
Oh, and my hair is still pink.