8 Jan 2019


Just Jot it prompt - "Self" by Ritu

Most of my blogfriends know that my mood depends very much on the weather and the light. If the sun is shining both selves in me are happy, if it rains or it is grey and cold and humid, both selves are very unhappy. I don't remember who had said that humans are the only creatures who can hold a conversation with themselves. There are two in us, one is the brain and the other the heart. The brain is more easy to manage then the heart ! If you fall in love with an impossible guy and your brain directed inner self says, stop it, the other doesn't agree, or it is very hard.

Yesterday was a day where my both selves were not very happy, it was cold, grey, very humid and just disgusting. I was looking for something to cheer me up ! And suddenly I thought, India is just around the corner a couple of streets further ! I'll go there !

And that's what I did, I went to the shop Mala India, which is not really a shop. It is presented like an Indian house.

There is a corner when you come in with a fountain and little chairs where you can have Indian tea. There is Indian music which is good to calm you down if you are agitated. Friendly ladies are chatting, people are reading it is very peaceful and all this beautiful furniture and Indian decorations around makes the place special and cosy. 

You can walk from one room to the other and buy the exposed things, the furniture too

the windows and the carved wooden pannels

There is a "kitchen" with shelves where you find all possible Indian spices and rice and other food.

A room for fabric and lamps

Beautiful doors

Even a slide

Ribbons and buttons


and myself in a mirror

A long way leading to the bedroom

interrupted by a dining room

Entrance to the bed room

The bedroom

When you leave the bedroom

Plenty of Buddhas

and carved items

It's really very pleasant to sit down or make a little tour in this house. Sometimes I also buy something but this time I didn't.

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Andrew said...

Isn't that just amazing. I wish we had something like that. It just sounds so peaceful.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

This little sunny slice of India is such a delight. I can see why you gravitate to it on a rainy day!

Maribeth said...

What an amazing place! I am counting down my days (9) until I leave for Florida, sunshine, and warmer temperatures! It is cold, snowy and gray today! Blah!

mamasmercantile said...

What an amazing place to visit, surrounded by such beauty.

William Kendall said...

The place does look inviting.

Tamago said...

It looks like a fun place to visit. I could spend hours browsing around!

Wendy said...

What an interesting place and definitely a good diversion on a miserable day.

Loree said...

What a cool shop.

Fun60 said...

The perfect place to cheer you up.

KB said...

Lovely photos

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

shopping doesn’t usually lift my mood, but this store would! Like taking a little trip to another country. What fun, very cute how they have arranged it like a home.