Friday 8th feb
We were up early this morning. after viewing another place lastnight we have decided to stay where we are for the sake of saving 2 quid and moving we might aswell stay where we are for the final 2 days or so.
We walked a few km up to the next place and had a traditional indian breakfast which as you can guess was ......curry! not that i minded .
We sat there for a while and drank numerous cups or our new addiction Chai! which is and indian tea flavoured with cardamon pods and ginger and is really sweet. We also tried the juce of a sugar cane which is put through a clamp and turned again and again . looks like a bamboo plant. it is then put through a final time with some lime and ginger and sived into a cup! it tasted alot nicer than it sounds and a bargain at 10p a cup (but think another trip to the dentist will be in order when we get home)!
We eventually found the ashram we were looking for to see Prem Baba! unsure what to do we loitered outside for a while with the crowds. When it was time we left our shoes outside and found space on the floor to sit. there were people from everywhere there to see him. We saw the bloke Nick who we met the other night all excited as today the older BaBa was also here. People were running and fetching flowers and other gifts for the arrival.
It was a really good experience. every one was singing and even though we could have been singing the ingredients from the back of a crisp packet we were soon chanting along as good as the next person. Peolple had brought their own instruments and were clapping and dancing away!
The Prem Baba came out and spoke for a hour our so about love and giving etc etc. People asked questions and he gave them advice on how to be enlightened.
When the brainwashing had finished a crystal the size of an eagle egg was passed around to each person in which the were to place a universal wish. (mine was for the crulety of animals to stop and tristan wished for....a new car).
The time then came to sing and dance again while groups would gather to bow down to Baba and put their head on his feet, kiss them and recieve a blessing! well we are only here once so we gave it a go! (i think i gave a bit to much tounge, sock fluff is not good for a mid morning snack).
The best bit about the whole experience was the blessed fudge which was passed around during the singing. (well i do enjoy quite a few blessings on a friday morning)
We left there after 2 and a half hours with a fugde fulled sugar rush and and an empty bank account! (not really dont panic). Walked back to our place booked our train ticket for an overnight journey to Amarisar 1st class for a tenner which is a bargain! so we leave here monday night.
Havent read your e-mail yet Kate but the half price window cleaning has given me a good incling to what it is
Thanks for your message Tracey (work) hope you are good!
Tracey and Mark - i tried to reply to your message on facebook but there were errors on the page preventing me from doing so. I took the application off as there are some people i dont want reading our blogs thats all xx