I was actually planning to post a proper entry but now I can only manage a quick update as I have to leave in 15 minutes to catch a train to London for tomorrow's Bhaitika. First a few words on changes to my blog. Regular readers might have noticed the disappearance of a couple of larger thumbnails from the left sidebar of this blog - one showing the latest entry in my photoblog, and another, a slideshow of thumbnails from my picasa web albums. I have decided to remove both of those as I noticed a significant delay in loading this blog when they were on. I am gutted, especially, for having to remove the thumbnail showing the last entry in my photoblog. Thats was such a nice feature, and I must thank Taly again for providing me with the php code to make that happen. Sadly, I won't be using that code again until I find a way to load the blog faster with the code on :-(.
Now coming back to my travel to London, I am going to my sister's to receive bhaitika tomorrow. This is my 8th Dashain and Tihar outside Nepal after leaving the country more than 7 years ago. Most of the years, these festivals have come and gone, sometimes without even realising until they were literally knocking on the door. Especially when I was living alone (meaning I being the only Nepali around or living on campus!), it didn't really matter much which festival came and went. Now that I am sharing a house with other Nepalis, and that my sister is living in London, there is no way I can ignore these festivals like I used to do when I was all by myself. I travelled to London to receive Tika in Dashain and now I am going again for Bhaitika. I am more excited this time than I was during Dashain as Tihar has always been my favourite festival.
I really must go now. Will update on how the Tihar went and other things that I was planning to write about when I get back from London on Wednesday.