Picture Perfect!

Indyeah had tagged me – a long, long time ago. Being the lazy bum that I am, had not taken it up yet.. And now, since I plan to be away for the Easter Long weekend – thought it would be fun to schedule a post – always wanted to do that! See heights of my ambition!


So the rules of the tag are..

We are supposed to be pasting an image for every answer of mine,from google image search,with minimal explanation.

Use as less words as possible.The picture should be able to do the explaining for you.

The questions are:-
1.Your age on your next birthday
2. A place you’d like to travel to
3. Your Favorite place
4. Your favorite food/drink
5. Your favorite pet
6. Your favorite color combination
7. Your favorite piece of clothing
8. Your all time favorite song
9. Your favorite TV show:
10. Full name of your significant other
11. The town in which you live
12. Your screen name/nickname:
13. Your first job
14. Your Dream Job
15: Bad Habit you have
16. Your worst fear:
17. The one thing you would like to do before you die
18. The first thing you’ll buy if you get $1,000,000

Indyeah has added this
19.Your favourite credo in life.:)

Ok, Here  I go 🙂

1.Your age on your next birthday

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2. A place you’d like to travel to

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Is India – so many parts of India that I have not yet seen and yearn to see..Some of the top priorities are…

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Lakshadweep

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Ladakh

belur-halebidBelur Halebid – My husband went there and has been singing its praises ever since.. Have been dying to go ever since!

3. Your Favorite place

home4. Your favorite food/drink

orange-juice

Orange Juice! Husband is worried that I’m addicted to it 🙂

dosaI love Dosas. There used to a place called ‘Chennai Dosa’ – well lets just say that they should have given us ‘Dosa Miles’ or something – we used to land up there so often! Now, I try my hand at making it at home and have been failing miserably 😦

chaats

Chaats – I love chaats in all forms! Alas – I rarely get the chance to eat them these days!

5. Your favorite pet

I never had a pet , but always wanted one of these….

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6. Your favorite color combination


colourI really do not have any favourite colour combinations unless you count my favourite black T-shirt and blue jeans combo 🙂 But I love splashes of colour! A brightly coloured throw on pale sofas or a green plant in a room..

7. Your favorite piece of clothing

jeans

I know you guys must be tired of hearing this- – but its the same old jeans!

saree

and saris – gorgeous silk ones! I love cotton too – but since I hardly ever get to wear saris – it’s mainly silk that I wear – when I do 🙂

8. Your all time favorite song

I must be one of the very few with no ‘all time favourite’ 🙂 Guess I will have to take a pass on this!

9. Your favorite TV show

panorama

BBC’s Panorama is one of the most interesting and insightful programmes that I have seen recently

apprenticeBBC’s The Apprentice is another one of the few programmes that I watch these days:)

friendsAnytime, I’m low or just want to watch something – FRIENDS is the one 🙂

10. Full name of your significant other

husband🙂


11. The town in which you live

leedsLeeds, United Kingdom

12. Your screen name/nickname: I don’t have a nickname 😦 Should have thought of this before I started blogging 😦

13. Your first job

softwareSoftware Engineer – How I hate that description!!!!!

14. Your Dream Job

bossladyAnything where I get to be the ‘BOSS’ 🙂

But seriously ,

architect

I think I would have made a good architect- too late for that though 😦

15: Bad Habit you have

lazyness

procrastination

16. Your worst fear:

losing

17. The one thing you would like to do before you die

– is to live a full life 🙂 Can’t seem to find an inage for it 😦

18. The first thing you’ll buy if you get $1,000,000

booksLoads of books!

and

a huge mansion to keep them in 🙂

house


19.Your favourite credo in life.:)

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I had a lot of fun doing this post ! Thank you Indyeah! This tag was fantastic! Now I have got to tag 6 of you!  I think most of you have been tagged, so would like to tag Varunavi, Happy Kitten, NM, Pradeep, Kanagu and Masood. In case any of you have already been tagged – please let me know ! And anybody else, who is interested – please do take up this tag – it’s a lot of fun and I would love to read about you !

The weekend that was…

Last weekend was my idea of a perfect weekend. We has whole of Saturday to do our weekend chores and we steppedout on Sunday for a day trip to Hull.

 It was a wonderful spring day. Warm, sunny, cheerful and bright! It felt so good to be feeling warm instead of freezing! One of my great-uncles lives in Hull, so we visited him and went off sightseeing . Our first stop was the Humber Bridge. It used to be the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world for 16 years.

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There is a nice walkway for pedestrians and we had a nice leisurely until we got tired . My daughter was delighted to see little cars and little people walking below and of course, the huge expanse of water..

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The view from the Bridge..

The one thing that always amazes me is the fact that the UK government does so much to maintain and promote tourism at all such places.. They promote everything and anything and I am sure the revenue more than justifies the investment. In direct contrast, in India, we went to so many places, really pretty, very unique, but so badly managed!  If we step out here, we really don’t think twice about using a public toilet, places are clean, no rubbish on the streets.. We were having an discussion about this, which probably is the topic of another post – so I will leave it at this for now:)

Our next stop was The Deep, an aquarium. My daughter had the most wonderful time! Her shrieks of joy on spotting ‘Nemo and Dory’ and the sharks was to behold! There is something contagious about a child’s excitement on seeing these things! I think it absolutely made my day to see her so happy:)

We also managed to catch a 3D movie on underwater creatures! It had all the children screaming in fear and excitement! There was a birthday group too, so it was a lot of children shrieking and screaming! I think my daughter was not sure what to be more scared of – the movie or all the screaming around 🙂

 Back in the evening, with aching limbs – not having walked so much in ages.. and happy smiles – the sunday slid to an end.. That was my idea of a perfect weekend 🙂 Exhausted but happy 🙂 After all, I have the whole week to laze around and relax 🙂

Trip to India – Photo post

This is a long overdue post.. that had been languishing in my drafts, incomplete, thanks to my to laziness and daughter’s refusal to let me sit at the laptop…Anyways, finally, here it is..
I had to do a travelogue of my vacation.. Thought it would be fun to do a photo post, given the fact we actually travelled across India – even though we did not do too much of sightseeing – it was a very family affair 🙂
We started off from Mumbai. We had just a day there but we did manage to go around. One of the places we went to was the Powai Lake.. Some shots of Bombay’s roads, no doubt, this deserted as it was a Sunday and the Powai Lake..

The next stop was Harda, MP. The day we reached was a special day – I forgot what exactly it was and there was a place on the banks of the River Narmada, where people came from all over for a dip. Here is the scene from there.. It was the first time that I had been to a place like this.. It was a totally different experience for me.. So many people, all excited at the just the thought having a dip in the holy river.. Though I found it very difficult to identify with, it was a revelation, to see how many people believe in these things so strongly.. There was also a very old and very beautiful temple on the banks of the river and people were going in there to pay their respects after bathing in the river.

The next place we went to was a village where another of my husband’s Buaji lives..It was a little village an hour’s drive from Harda. We went to a ‘khet‘ there. It was very, very pretty.. The weather was wonderfully mild, not cold, not hot..just perfect for a picnic – if only we did not have to rush back. I had a tough time getting snaps without people! We all wanted to pose out there 🙂

The next stop was Bhopal where my in-laws live.. It was just some time to relax, after all the running around earlier…I really wanted to eat some chat.. which ever since my parents left Jamshedpur – I never seem to be able to get. We did have chat – but sadly fell short of my expectations 😦 Now I have decided to stick to homemade ones – I seem to enjoy them far more!
We did not get a chance to take too many snaps here.. Just a few snaps on our way to Bhopal and the last 2 are of the view from the terrace of my in-laws’ place.

From Bhopal, off we went to Bangalore, with a hop at Mumbai.. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Mumbai Domestic Airport had been majorly revamped from the last time we had been there.. All swish and swanky.. especially in coomparison to the International Arrivals…

Bangalore, sweet Bangalore.. For some reason, Bangalore feels like home, even though we’ve lived in London, longer than we did in Bangalore.. Is it because we started off our married life here? Not sure, but I just love Bangalore.. We stayed at my Aunt’s place, met a bunch of friends, including a newborn daughter of a dear friend and had a wonderful time.. The snap below is of the new road from the Bangalore International Airport – looked wonderful, until we reached the city 🙂 And a pic from some tree-lined streets in Bangalore.. We always used to find the amount of colour on the streets amazing… There are always pink, orange, and red flowers blooming on the streets of Bangalore….

Final Stop – Wayanad.. My parent’s place… A place where I can relax, hand over my daughter to her grandparents and be sure that I don’t need to spare a thought for her:) My husband had just a week there – he still has a job 🙂 So we did some marathon sightseeing, before he left..The pictures are from a few places we went to in Wayanad.. I have been going to Wayanad every year, since I was little and we had never really done any sightseeing.. in the same way, that after living in London for 4years, we never went to St Paul’s Cathedral… Now that we moved out of London – I wish we had…

And then, before we knew it, it was time for my husband to return, so we went to Kozhikode to see him off. Going to Kozhikode meant that he had to go to the beach, so off we went. So here’s some snaps on our journey down the ghats and daddy and daughter enjoying on the beach.


After Husband dear left, it was more of a stay at home and relax kind of vacation, with the only place we went to being the Mookambika Temple in Karnataka for my daughter’s vidyarambham (initiation of education). It was a 10 hour car drive, through some beautiful places, through Kannur, Mangalore and Udupi.. Very picturesque. I didnot click too many though, the 10 hour drive was enough to drain all my enery. The last snap is a pond at a temple, we visited on our way back.. There was something very amazing about it.. I could not capture the true beauty of it…

After all that fun, it still felt that the vacations were too short.. Guess it will always feel that way 🙂 Now we’re waiting for the Easter long weekend – when we are off to Wales!

 

PS: My husband wants credit for the snaps – So here it is – All the good ones have been clicked by him 🙂