Drew this and hung it up on the guest room wall. Here’s a link to the original poem.
Last month, the husband’s family visited. They travelled all the way across the country to be with us for Onam. And I cooked up a storm (15 dishes, but that is a story for another day). Their flight arrived only in the evening, so we had a traditional feast-dinner instead of the more conventional lunch-and-then-napping ritual.
My brother in law had a long list of things he wanted to see in Delhi. I was surprised at the amount of overlap it had with my own to-see list. Now, we live ¬22kms outside of Delhi and this meant a lot of Google mapping, petrol filling and general snack packing 🙂
Here are some of the things we saw:
We had a plastic Christmas tree at my parents’ house. The neighbours had given it to us when they moved back to USA . I toyed with the idea of buying one here after the husband hinted that he never had a tree, ever! But the insane rates bothered me. In Kerala, one traditionally hangs a paper star with a bulb. I did that last year, because of my love of giant shiny things. It hung around till April or so 🙂
So one fine Sunday, 2 days before Christmas , I dropped the husband off to see The Hobbit : An Avoidable Boredom and pottered around the malls for a good 3 hours.
Many months ago, as I was taking a late night stroll back home from the ice cream cart, I came across a piece of paper in the garden.
Winter in North India is a big deal. The vegetables are fresher, the birds are happier and you save a lot of petrol because your a/c is off.
I love how the gardeners in my apartment complex start planting, pruning and then sleeping under the trees. I took these pictures around 6 months ago. Yes, yes, I have indeed perfected the art of procrastination.
I miss winter. It is a blazing 43C / 110F here now. It is too hot to wear jeans and if you wear shorts, you burn your thigh on the hot car seat.
Last year the husband went all out and got me 3 gifts on valentine’s day.. As a rule I dislike arbitrary celebrations and am quite unromantic.
So this year I went out of my way to do giant surprising things 🙂
There was a home made chocolate chip brownie in a mug..
Here are some sights from around here, where the malls are trying hard to get you into the festive spirit. Though it is a bit unclear what we are celebrating: The Ice Queen’s birthday?