Culture clash

…in a good way!

Our Hindu friends at work are celebrating the festival of lights, Diwali, this week. We cannot complain because there had been a steady flow of delicious sweets and treats!

Today being Thursday and everyone’s in a more relaxed mood, the ladies decided it would be fun to have everyone dress up in sarees. They, and I say this with affection, our Indian friends, brought spare sarees and blouses and earrings and glass bracelets for everyone! They even helped us get dressed in these flowing, colourful and pretty outfits.

I always assumed it took a lot of effort and tugging and sucking the belly in when you put these on. But all it took was a couple of twirls, a couple of tucks and a pin here and it was done!

I did not come prepared so I kept my white shirt and denim jeans underneath the saree. It did feel quite girly!

Thank you, Khushboo! x 

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