Thank you so much for all your lovely replys to our last blog!
It is great to hear about your villages and we noticed that our homes are not that different after all. Eventhough we have all these thousands of kilometres between us, our homes and villages and what we like about them are very much the same. That is great!
We kids from Vidyodaya School are still on holiday and enjoying to play outside and with our friends in the villages. Next month the monsoon, the rainy season will start and we will have a lot of rain! Can you imagine that it rains all day and all night? For almost five months?
That can be really annoying and also boring sometimes when we are not able to play outside and have to play indoor games or do longer arts and crafts lessons in school.
The nicest thing during monsoon is to lie in your bed in the morning and hear the raindrops on the roof. That is such a cosy feeling, being cuddled up under warm blankets and listening to the rain.
Also in the rainy season everything becomes so green! It is as if the plants would breath in the fresh air and are so happy to drink all the rainwater after the dry summer. All the animals will come out of the forest and we have to be careful on our way to school as the elephants might cross our way! There is also an insect that especially comes out during the rainy season- the cicada. It is just about 4cm long but it makes a really loud sound that you can hear through the forest from a far distance!
It is also season for our favourite fruit- Jackfruit! But we have to be careful, because it’s also the elephant’s favouritve fruit…
Sometimes in monsoon season the clouds are so thick and grey that they cover all the mountains and you can’t even make out that you are in the Nilgiri Hills. On other days it hails. We like to pick up these little frozen raindrops, suck them and let them melt in our mouth. But it is also cold and we have to run fast so we don’t get to wet on our way home. The path in the forest is very slippery and we have to be careful not to fall into the mud.
If it still happens it is very funny and we take a mudbath in the flooded paddy fields and play football on the fields eventhough we get wet.
We also have to help our parents fix our houses during the hlidays so the rain won’t get in when monsoon stars.
Another good thing during rainy season is that we get to go home an hour earlyer than usually, because it gets really dark and rains a lot in the afternoon and it can be very tricky to get back home then..
Anyways, my friends, it is sunny at the moment and we are going out to play!
your friends Meraji, Megala and Anjali