Manju, Vika and little Rahul.
I have known Manju and Vika since they were tiny and out begging on the street.
Their parents wouldn't allow them to go to school so I made an arrangement that they could go to a private tutor at 4 o'clock every day after their begging shifts.
They are both married now and Vika has a well paid job in a handicraft emporium. Manju has stuck with her family's tradition and is a wonderful mother.
They visit us regularly for chai and gossip.

Me waiting for the monsoon.

The flower shop has so little choice and I am so fussy about my colours.
These seem to complement the 19th Century Bundi School painting of Durga on the wall behind them.


Taken from the private roof terrace of the Lakeside apartment at Rosie's Retreat Homestay.

This lovely 1953 magazine print hangs in the bathroom of the Studio apartment at Rosie's Retreat Homestay, Udaipur.

The British Resident, Alan Holme, depicted in fine cut glasswork, in conversation with the ruler of Dungarpur.

Faded beauty at the Juna Mahal, Dungarpur.
High on the list of Rosie's recommended day trips from Rosie's Retreat Homestay.

Taj Lake Palace and the Jag Mandir, Udaipur.

The cupola outside the bedroom window of the Lakeside apartment from Rainbow Restaurant.

I found a pair of these beautiful old iron chairs in a junk shop.

Cosy reading moments in the rocking chsir.

It's the little things that make the difference.
Rosie is pleased to offer a homestay start up service including design, decor and ptacticalities, anywhere in India.

Rosie is pleased to offer a Homestay and small Guesthouse start up and advisory service anywhere in India.
If you are planning to open a homestay and are unsure how to go about it or what your guests will require, I can help, from interior design to practicalities.

Ganesh has a new dress.

Rosie's Retreat Homestay is selected to be in the top 5 in India!

Getting the courtyards sorted out after the renovation.

Even the plant pots are getting a facelift.

Nearing the end of the renovation and starting to get things straight again.
Sea shells on the bathroom shelf in the Lakeside apartment and an antique porcelain bowl, bought in England, 'Home Sweet Home'.

The Palace boat, Gangaur, moored on Lake Pichola with our beautiful Fruit Bats swirling over the water.

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