Published: December 26th 2008December 21st 2008
ABD - 22/12/2008
Happy Birthday Bek!
A beautiful morning at Asia Plateau!
Andy took Annabelle flower picking for Bek’s birthday this morning. The pair got up at 7 and enthusiastically started making Birthday cards! Adam and Bek spent the night on Sunrise plateau, building a fire and enjoying the stars, so Andy, Annabelle and I spent the night in Room 113 watching Christmas DVD’s, reading Shantaram and updating our newly created Travel Blog. Annabelle slept in my Bed so she was really excited and made Andy and I sing “Eternal Flame” to her over and over until she fell asleep. I know, I know…it’s a cheesy song but how can any one refuse this little angel anything?
Breakfast was a cozy affair with a view over Panchgani on the verandah in front of the dining room.
Yesterday, Belle, Bek, Andy and I went to Panchgani town for a while and then walked up to one of the Plateaus. It’s beautiful up there. A gorgeous never ending view over the river and surrounding villages and towns, although a little hazy from the pollution emitting from “civilization” in the valley below. Horses and carts are everywhere ready to take one around the Plateau,
the whole ambiance of the place is a little surreal, with a mild wind blowing and a random lake popping out of nowhere on the dessert like, flat hilltop.
We looked down on Asia Plateau, the MRA centre looking a little grey amongst the lush plantation surrounding it.
It is now morning tea time already, Andy, Bek and Belle went up to the dining hall a few minutes ago leaving me behind. I feel like all we are doing is eating and sleeping. Especially me. Andy at least goes out there and plays soccer and volleyball and runs around the oval. I wish I was as athletic! Especially with the wedding coming up, I should be putting in an effort to slim down and tone up, but who am I kidding? I am just so much better at lazing around and stuffing my face with curry instead.
Andy said yesterday that he is starting to get excited about the wedding. It is less than three weeks away, which really hasn’t sunk in yet. Me married? Whoa dude! Seriously?
I think I’m probably the most atypical bride-to-be, ever!
I have no dress, I have never been to the place we
are tying the knot at before, all the little details that I should probably know by now have not even occurred to me (any tips guys?), it just feels completely unrealistic. The whole thing is nothing like I imagined and that’s good and bad. What is really upsetting me more than anything is the fact that Andrew won’t have any of his friends there not even his choice of Best man, whereas my best friend is coming and another very close friend is making the trip for a week to attend the wedding which means the world to me.
We where looking through Bek and Adams wedding pics yesterday and they had all these fun shots with their friends. It will not be like that for us. I know it’s what we chose but it saddens me for Andy. I love him so much and I want this day to be special to him.