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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Watch out... there's a squirrel about!

Easter here in India was a quiet affair. Some of the large hotels has special Sunday brunches and easter egg hunts. It has also marked a mile stone in my time here as I have just submitted my final project of the garden and landscape design course I have been studying over the last 18 months. I have no idea how I will fill my time going forward. Perhaps its a good opportunity to focus on my photography again. My first jobs are a lot of house admin and sorting out of my belongings, something I really didn't get the chance to do when we first moved here. Perhaps I will enjoy my surroundings for a while without feeling guilty that I am not studying. It's good to have lots of options I guess.

Whilst I was tidying up my study these two Indian palm squirrels caught my eye. They are very cute but can make a lot of noise when they suspect danger. We had an unfortunate incident whilst on holiday, one got into our house and sadly died on my day bed in my study. The smell was terrible and I had to throw the mattress away. They are considered sacred in India and are not to be harmed. Hindu families may also feed them and they can be domesticated. Im not sure I will enticing them into my house again!

Indian palm squirrels


  1. congratulations on finishing your project that is fantastic! amazing about the squirrels but shame about your mattress

  2. A very big congratulations to you on finishing your project, Laura, and yes, having options is surely a good thing.
    These little ones are adorable, but they can get too friendly.
    I had one run into my house a couple of years ago also. It took several hours to find him.

    I wish you a wonderful day!

  3. Son preciosas, hermosa fotografía!!Muy bueno tu blog.
    Abrazos desde Argentina.

  4. Congratulations! I have really enjoyed it! :-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

  5. Cute but they can be such a pest!