Where to buy fairy lights/Diwali lights/any kind of lights in south Delhi

Vasant Vihar.

C Block Market  – your average scruffy local market, all uneven paving stones, discarded plastic bags and trailing wires.  You know the drill.

Leaving the taxi stand on your right, walk about 10 paces, turn into the tiny alleyway, and there is fairy light heaven.

The shop also sells all manner of plugs and adapters, and they are decent about exchanging dodgy Chinese merchandise (caveat emptor).

Not sure the store actually runs to a name, but you really cannot miss it. It is little more than a cubby hole, but boy do they have merchandise galore, destined to warm the hearts of all you blingy lights lovers out there.

 

 

 

Pet heaven in Manhattan

So there we were, wandering up Lexington Avenue – as one does –  when we saw a crowd on the pavement, surrounding a van.  We stopped (obviously) and saw it was a pet adoption drive.  Since all our critters over the last 25 years have been rescue animals (barring 2 English setters), this spoke to the heart.

As did the new name, which I shall now start using to describe Yoda and Tommy :

 

Anyway, we duly wandered inside the shop (where yet more critters were up for adoption), and what a shop.

Pet heaven.

Everything your dog or cat or budgie or rabbit could desire. And then some.

I love NY T shirts for dogs, anyone ?

And before you ask, the answer is no.

While Tommy is given a discarded coconut husk to play with, pampered NY pooches have this dazzling array (below) to choose from – no, wait, they don’t choose, the owners do.  Who knows, possibly the NY dogs would also like coconut husks ?

A freezer full of treats. Like lollipop shaped granulated rawhide chewies…back to the coconut husk, Tommy…

Oooh,  rawhide sushi rolls.  So Manhattan.

 

Given the way the dogs  – the late Képi and Birdey, and Yoda –  hate all the noise and the firecrackers of Diwali, I was intrigued by the idea of this anxiety thundershirt (bel0w)

 

Now HOW on earth would I find a cat anxiety thundershirt big enough for Tifi (aka Garfield) ?

 

My goodness me, am I glad we don’t pooper scoop here in India, but what a pretty display the bags make…

 

Our shopping was quite restrained, I think, given the abundance of exciting goodies on offer :

 

Great shop.

Staff couldn’t have been more friendly.

 

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