Creative Thoughts

Creative Thoughts

Monday, 2 March 2015

New home

Hello friends !

Marie-Louise and Kate, thank you so much for your comments on the terracotta items I decorated. You are such loyal friends.  I still have to visit your blogs and find out what you have been making so please bear with me.

Yes, we've almost settled in our new home in South Goa.

Here are some photos of Westwinds Retreat:

It is a housing complex of around 60 units, flats and some villas. Many serve as just holiday homes. However, a few people live in it, like us.

The units are named after birds; swallow, skylark, dove etc.  Ours, as you can see is Robin. 

The complex society manages the pool and landscape garden in which I take my morning walks,

Nice spot for reading !

The main gate is at the far end in this picture.  We are near the pool.  You can see the villas on the left.

 Entrance to our unit. Our flat is on the ground floor.

There's an old banyan tree outside - actually two trees hugging each other !

More photos and some of the village will follow.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. Oh Lena, your home setting is just beautiful, and having a pool will be marvellous. It certainly looks a terrific complex. I'm just comparing your gorgeous blue skies, we have snow falling at the moment and the sky is a dirty grey.
    I wish you and your husband health and happiness in your new home, hugs Kate x

  2. Hello Lena. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments too. I have fallen in love with your beautiful home and I dearly hope you enjoy it too. Looking forward to visiting your lovely blog. Hugs from Scotland. Rita. Xxxx

  3. Hi there Lena - I am sitting here drooling at the pictures of your home! It looks absolutely fantastic, all those lovely plants and trees - in my mind I'm there - believe me!!! It is so cold here at the moment - looking forward to seeing more of your pics very soon.

    Glad you are back in blogland.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  4. Hellooooo Lena :) I'm smiling from ear to ear as I see those sensational pictures and just imagining you in your new happy home. Congratulations to you. The wait was long but obviously so well worth it. You two look very happy.
    So great to hear from you again!
    Big hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  5. Hi Lena what a fabulous new home its gorgeous so great to have you back again lol huggles Sue xx

  6. Hi Lena what a fabulous new home its gorgeous so great to have you back again lol huggles Sue xx

  7. Hello Lena, I’m totally speechless ** your home is absolutely gorgeous, with a capital “G”. Congrats & well deserved. Your home is an “exotic holiday destination”, your’ll are so lucky & blessed !! People only experience scenes like this once in a lifetime, your’ll live it every day. Enjoy every moment. Take care, lotz of luv Asha !!

  8. Such a beautiful place, Lena!!!