About Me

Dear reader,

This is a little note for you, and if you are reading this, why thank you for dropping by.

I am a writer in my 30s, born in Salalah, Oman, and raised in Calcutta, India. A few years ago I quit my job as a senior correspondent with a newspaper bureau in New Delhi, India, and moved to the UK with my husband. We spent time living in the city of Leicester, but our best-loved years in England was spent in Northampton, the town of cobblers (read: luscious but expensive shoes).

Earlier on this year in 2017, it was time to hop across the pond to a quiet town in New Jersey. We are taking it one day at a time for how we miss our days of pottering around bucolic villages in the British countryside and hopping onto early morning flights for Europe – it is a veritable heartache. A change is not easy, is it? People take ages trying to get used to a new shampoo. Here we are talking about a whole new continent altogether. But we are trying to tide over it with quirky American road trips ’cause we share a passion for travel, adventure, food and photography. Some day – and I cannot wait for it – we want to have a family of two cuddly big dogs when we have a cottage to our name. Maybe somewhere in a tiny village in Cornwall. A girl can dream.

To keep moving is the great affair of my life and this travelling diary is a record of these precious memories that shall make me smile when I am 80, and you, hopefully now.

Love, snow and sunshine

The Dippy-Dotty Girl



79 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Imagine standing in the middle of a library and not having the urge to open a single book. There are people in the world who are not interested in books, and I can understand and accept that, but for myself I can’t resist. There are too many mysteries between those dusty pages. That is why I travel. Where ever I go, whatever I do the world is always at my fingertips and the urge to peel back its mysteries is too great to resist. On that note, I’m excited to read more of your writing!

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      MAA O BABA.


  2. Thanks for subscribing to my blog! More than 6000 ‘full screen’ pictures from Norway are waiting on you!
    Digital travelling is the cheapest way to go 🙂 and – you may do it whilst you are on an entirely different trip elsewhere!
    A good tip is to google ‘Norwegian counties’ and learn where they are located. Then open any post and activate the link to ‘INDEX’ where you may find everything – alphabetically listed under theeir respective counties. You may also read out the number of pictures included in each post. Please enjoy!

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    1. I learn another new French word. I am happy to have you here. May you find journalism an interesting journey, for whatever it is, it surely is an educative and dramatic profession. I am looking forward to your stories too. Bisous 🙂

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  3. you have an inspiring blog with beautiful pictures and travel accounts! You said it well, if you can fulfill your dream…go ahead! Compromises are part of life, but if it paves way for what you want…so be it! Happy travelling!

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    1. Thank you, Arv, for dropping by and putting in these lovely words. For some reason your comments had gone into my spam folder and I found them just now. Sorry about that. Compromises and all thrown into the mixture, life does challenge you but without them how would we know the goodness of being happy, right? 🙂 Enough philosophising for the noon. You gave a lovely day!

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      1. Ha ha! I enjoy philosophy so you can go on….. 😉
        I don’t know but this spam thing keeps happening very frequently. Even though I have reported it to wordpress but they say technically everything is okay. I don’t know….why it keeps recurring! Thanks for updating me.


  4. This is beautiful. I love all things travel….getting to open your eyes to brand new horizons, smile at a whole different faces and marvel at the countless jewels the world wears,,,,,it’s like living in a dream.
    I can’t wait to dive into your travels 🙂

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  5. Hello Beautiful Dippy-Dotty Girl!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and following me. I love your story and feel so inspired by you and your message. I admire how you quit your job after 5 years and uprooted your life to travel the world with your husband. You are brave and adventurous and I am looking forward to following you and reading more!

    ❤ Alana

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    1. Hello Alana, you are lovely to say such kind words. I had put in 9 years of work as a journalist so getting out of the grind was a bit nice 😉 No more idea meetings. I must say I did a little freedom jig the day I quit my last newspaper. I am not that brave. You give me too much credit but yes I do love adventure. I shall look forward to following your journey too 🙂 xx

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  6. I totally agree with each word, was nodding the head at the ‘saving for travel part’. I have been lucky to have a partner who shares my passion for experiencing new worlds, like you I find great joy in discovering places, people and cultures.

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  7. Hi! I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m going to have a good read of your posts – this about page is so beautifully written! It makes me really want to go travelling…Hope you get to see all the places you want to visit! 🙂

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