Monday, December 12, 2011

recently....

Another new week. Another week to make new memories. I love it when I look at it this way. Instead of thinking about it as another week of the same-old, same-old.

A freshly baked cake and an empty glass of green tea. This has become one of my new favorite cakes. I love the simplicity of the recipe as well as making it in a loaf pan.


Elisha doodling away while I sit and have a cup of coffee. Lately this has been the best way for me to get 15 minutes of me-time.

Piles of mail.....mostly bills that we never bother opening since I just check the dues online and pay directly. Who needs paper bills anymore. Some lovely surprises too....postcards and cards for E and me!

At the beach. Do you see the three paragliders in the sky? This is Palm Jumeirah in the back, btw.

9 comments:

Franka said...

The beach is fantastic!!!

Where will you celebrate Christmaseve?

♥ Franka

Bhargavi said...

What a nice way of looking at life! Lovely pic of Jumeriah.

Purvi said...

I agree... new memories are so much better then same old same old :)

Shalini said...

Franka, yes, the beach there is lovely, and since there are breakers out there, the waves are usually quite tame. We'll be here in Dubai for Christmas....so will celebrate with a few friends and family.

Bhargavi, thank you.

Purvi, :-)

Shalini said...

There is such as a thing as every day chocolate cake? And I didn't know about it? Eeee! (I had to unsubscribe from smittenkitchen because she was making me TOO FAT.)

shilpa said...

love the postcards, the sky, the pictures, your little notes, i look forward to your weekly posts, too :)

Preeti said...

You bake the most mouth-watering goodies; your daughter Elisha is turning out to be quite the artist ;); that's an interesting photograph of uninteresting mail and bills :); and I must say that the para-gliders are the accent of the beach photo. As always, lovely pics Shalini.

Shalini said...

Shalini, It's a really great cake....I just have to have a slice of cake or cookie after lunch with a cup of green tea....else I cannot function. Well, at least that's what I've convinced myself.

Shilpa, thanks so much.....the top two postcards were from Kits :-)

Preeti, thank you. That's the extent of my art skills....a flower, a cube, triangle and circle :-)

Designwali said...

Lovely! i just found you from marion house book! great blog.