Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The rain, ah the joy of the rains!

Monsoon rain! How wonderful it is to experience it all over again! After so many years of living in the desert, its simply magical to see dark clouds, smell the rain and be surrounded by greenery everywhere. It's probably something one takes for granted, but not anymore for me.


A cup of coffee on the balcony!


Pouring rain!

A little baking. Simple khara biscuits to go with tea and coffee.

Friday, August 08, 2014

My girls

Some days are a breeze. Some aren't. On those days all you do is question if everything you are doing is really making a difference or not. No one said being a parent is an easy thing. It's a minefield of doing the right thing, juggling beyond your wildest imagination, keeping your cool, forgetting about yourself and living in a constant state of exhaustion and fear. But then the little ones say or do something like run up and kiss you and all your worries and tiredness vanishes. They return at other times, when you least expect it, but maybe when you better able to cope with it. I just want to hold on to those moments, when I feel absolutely invincible, with both my girls hugging, kissing and nuzzling me.

That's what it's all about.




Thursday, August 07, 2014

Kabini, a few glances

A few photos from our trip to Kabini in June. It was our first trip there and we loved it. The jungle safari was really great, even though we missed out on seeing a tiger. We did see elephants, lots of deer, several eagles, Indian bison, peacocks, owls etc. I loved the light in Kabini and really enjoyed taking lots and lots of photos there.


A cup of tea one morning.


A lovely verandah outside our rooms.

What a treat to walk through this arbor every day. The aroma was just mesmerizing.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

umm, hi there

Its been ages, I did miss doing this, but life takes it own course and sometimes its an impossible task just to get the basics done. Our summer holidays were great. They simply flew by. We relished doing the simple things, taking the elder one for her daily splash in the pool, walking to the local store to buy a couple of things and then eating gelato there, since we are right there itself! Coffee everyday was the main agenda. Twice a day, ah even better!

That glistening gleaming water. So inviting.



Gorgeous flowers everywhere you look in Bangalore. 

My little one, growing up too fast. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

lately....

It's been such beautiful weather here lately, and all we want to do is to spend time outside in the garden and on the balcony. The unexpected spring rains have been such a welcome after the desert of Dubai. It's been the best welcome back home!


Nothing beats a nice cup of coffee while sitting outside....


....well, maybe watching the baby gurgle and coo, kick her legs....


....and spotting some deer!


OK, if you insist, have a bite of some Nutella brownie muffins too! Yes, I baked in the new house, a super simple 4 ingredient recipe. Yumm.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Svarnathooval

I've been very excited about the prospect of getting to wear more Indian clothes and colors since we've moved back home. The summer wardrobe has been getting a lot of thought lately, since it's started warming up just a tad bit. So when I saw these gorgeous dupattas from Svarnathooval I had to pounce quickly! I picked a vibrant rani pink and a golden yellow and they sent me a green shaded dupatta as a free gift!








Hello, Hi!

Oh dear, where did December, January and almost all of February disappear? Has it really been that long? Its been hectic, hectic and more hectic, but I've tried to take time out and have some fun in between as well. That's what life is about isn't it. To make each day count. Some photos from December.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

and so it's December!

And just like that it's December already!

Some years drag on endlessly, but when you have kids, they race by. Sometimes leaving you in the dust. And confusion as well! With a newborn and a toddler who is perfecting the art of rebellion, it's certainly getting harder and harder to keep up. There is a saying that someone told me or I read on a blog somewhere in the early days when I had my elder child, which went like this, The days are endless but the years fly by. And boy oh boy, does it ring true for me.

A good friend (you know who you are!)told me she loves her two kids the most when they are fast asleep, and I too have hopped on that train of thought. I love them in the daytime, but adore them when they are asleep. Literally, gush over them, relish everything they did during the day, even the naughty things.

But in the meantime, while I digest the thought that in a month another year will go by, let me share some pretty moments caught by my camera in the past few months.

Wandering in the garden and noticing the new shoots of the guava tree. That's E in a pretty dress running around, btw. 

Arranging and rearranging little pots on the terrace! 

Nothing like a cup of coffee to perk you up mid-morning. And cake too! Of course, there has to be cake!

Monday, November 18, 2013

I won a beautiful painting thanks to Igor of Happy Interiors Blog

I won a beautiful piece of art! What a great way to start the week isn't it! Igor of Happy Interiors Blog hosted an art giveaway with Artfully Walls, and I won a beautiful work of art, just in time to be hung up in our new home! Just waiting for it to arrive!

Maybe this is a sign that I should get back to blogging more regularly!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

hello, do you remember me?

Ages, isn't it! Lots of good reasons to be away though. A new baby girl named Amaira being the most important of all! She's 2 months old already but I still haven't got enough of her newborn-ness, and she's outgrowing it all so fast, becoming chubby and smiling up at us so sweetly.

Also on the cards is moving to Delhi from Dubai, which we are currently doing, so yes, lots on our plate lately. I have missed blogging regularly, but didn't want to post stuff here just to fill space, only when I really wanted to. So here I am. Not making any promises of being regular though. Not yet, at least!

 Teeny tiny baby feet!


 The simplicity of Sada-bahaar blooms.


 Baking again! Yes, glad to be baking again. This was a Honey Yogurt bread with raisins.