GLORIOUS DAY!! Found a lovely baking supplies shop! Bought muffins trays and muffin papers (pink polka dotted!!) and also found whipping cream! Baked muffins (burnt a wee bit... sigh) and felt so tra la la!!! Also ducked into a lovely little pizza nook and pigged!
We've just discovered that tram and bus travel for one parent with a baby under 4 years in a pram is free here... which is crazy... all this while I was walking everywhere with K or carrying her everywhere, because I could not leave her unattended in a tram/bus while I went to get the ticket (the driver gives you the ticket here, no conductors! and the pram section is bang in the middle of the tram).
And to think that someone gave this a long thought and figured... okay... don't pay!
The parks have big wooden bins with toys, cycles, sand toys, dolls (all donated) which are free to use for the kids. Every mom carries her own key (which a shoemaker nearby makes for a certain sum). The kids put the toys back in when its time to leave and the last person locks the bins up.
I have to admit... I am a little blown by all this. I like it... but hell no! I wont trade this for my noisy, smelly, hot, crazy and chaotic India!