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christmas day…

Each home has it’s ritual for Christmas day. Here the stockings are hung along with final decorations at the last minute on the 24th, on Christmas morning the girls get fresh flowers for their hair… In the morning there is also one gift each for the kids. It’s really very nice to be here at this time…no TV, NO advertising…NO pre and post Christmas sales…

arrival…

…so five hours sleep in Hyderabad airport and then back on a plane, this time a short 1 hour to Vijayawada…

Kingfisher propeller plane – small but comfy, i now fly over familiar territory as we follow the Krishna River towards Vijayawada…can’t take many photos as am not supposed to…

am offered a cheese scone (?) sandwich, which is nicer than it looks…

…and i am met again as i was last year by little girls bearing flower garlands.

So nice this time every thing is familiar, i know people, remember the children, they remember me…I arrive in the orphanage and promptly fall asleep for HOURS. I wake up and for at least 20 seconds literally have no clue where i am…feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland…

…incidentally this is what 5 hours sleep in 48 hours looks like…with garland…