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Goodbye--till we meet again (post 31)

 For the last 31 days, I have been putting up a new post every single day! PHEW!! I have received many mails from all of you, and some of you have been supporting me solidly by leaving a comment, on each post of mine. Deepti Tanna, Sanjay Dua and Prathima Joishy are some of the names I am now so familiar with, in my comment box.
πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ A big thank you πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Today is also the last day of my vacation, and I return back to Bengaluru tomorrow.
I can't wait to be reunited with my darling Lostris. Waiting eagerly to meet her.

Today we went to Sialkuchi, a weaver's village, and I bought tonnes of Assamese Sarees. There are different kinds of silks like Muga silk, Eri Silk and Tasar. The cotton  handloom sarees --I just fell in love with them. They are unlike sarees I have seen anywhere else. In future I will be wearing them , and shall post pictures on my Instagram page. Follow me there, if you want to see me showing off my Assamese saree collection.😜
I also shopped a lot. Bamboo pen holders, stone vessels, Ghamchis (assamese cloth used as towels), handloom salwar material and silk overcoats are some of the stuff I bought. I hope I do not get charges for excess baggage :P


I leave you with two pictures I clicked. One was in Fance bazar in Guwahati. The other is a tea-stall in Cherrapunjee.








I shall blog again soon.
Till then, read my books, and leave me LOTS of comments, okay?
Ciao !

Comments

  1. Saw only a few posts of yours but every one of them was interesting and informative.
    Will wait for you to blog again.
    Until next time!

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  2. So sad as this is the end...the blog was so inspirational and it turned into a good habit for us too....Pls pls pls resume it as little delay as possible

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  3. I am so going to miss you ma'am. And thank you for remembering me ma'am, it means a lot. I have read all your books and since I haven't been able to get my books with me to USA, I am going to miss you even more. Wish to read your posts soon ma'am and even more waiting for your next release. Take care until then and loads of love. :-)

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  4. Enjoyed this marathon! Looking forward to see the sarees you picked up.

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  6. Hi Preeti. Cannot believe 31 days of your blog marathon are over. The time flew by. It was indeed a pleasure to post on your blog for 31 days. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful memories of last month on a day to day basis. I feel so honored to see you mention my name. Thank you once again. Till we meet again! :-)

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  7. It was an amazing month,reading everyday your beautiful words make my day.plz blog soon..waiting for your post and waiting desperately for October too:)

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