life, lime and lemons

if life gives you lemons, make lemonade, find someone whose life gives you vodka, and have a party

Lazy lovely weekend! January 27, 2012

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I watched tonnes and tonnes of tv…mindless random day-time tv….the criminal-waste-of-time kind of tv…and it felt so darn GOOD 🙂 I cant remember the last time I cuddled up on the couch with the morning not yet begun and acted like such a couch-potato. Probably in college.

And of course I cooked some…

Greek style mini-lamb burgers

The original recipe asked for pita pockets but I couldnt get hold of them in time hence the improvisation.

I am now trying my hand at breads. Tried some cinnamon rolls,  uuughh…lets just say they were noooooo good.

Cinnanom Rolls - ready to be popped into the oven

Oh well. You win some, you lose some BAD 😦

 

 

 

 

 

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Back (yet again!) October 18, 2011

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No Nancy, this time the excuse is not guests visiting me. Instead, I put on some heavy-duty travelling shoes and was off to have some fun times myself.

Here is a glimpse of the lands I travelled to…

Went home, partied hard with friends & family!

..Then to Delhi for a wedding and of course to enjoy the food and the sights!

Quick train ride took us to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. (oh and the food!)

A LONG flight to throw a coin at the Trevi fountain in Rome (oh the gelatos!)

There were also the pretty sights in Venice ....

The real treasures are hidden in the smaller villages of Italy; like this one... A church with no roof!

Needless to say, being back to reality……NO LIKE!

 

Busy Bee Me! July 22, 2011

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Doing what you may wonder?

House guests. Enough said. I am sure you know how busy that can get.

Work. Its been a hectic but fantastic time for us. We are a small start-up but we have added members to the team recently; we are getting a lot more business and opportunities seem to be multiplying. *touches wood* Its all good but it means more to do one everyone’s plate.

Health. Its been one thing after another for the past year. I think I have lost a bit of usual strength, stamina and energy through it all. Blah!

Visitors. Cant complain about this one too much 🙂 Friends from home are always welcome. Though this city and its distance is so not conducive to frequent meetings!

Parties. From the father-in-law’s birthday to a friend’s bachelorette, I have been in the planning mode. Its been fun …and if it all goes well, I might have a cool pic or two to share 🙂

The tiredness has creeped into my bones now. I have been in the ‘drive’ gear nonstop for the past couple of months, no stopping for refueling or recharging myself. 28 days more before I can take (hopefully!!) a no-finger-lifted-lazy-as-can-be-weekend break!

In the meantime, nothing like chocolate to get a bit of kick! They disappeared a bit too quick for me to take an ‘after’ shot 🙂

Cupcakes!

 

Time-Out! June 7, 2009

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You know you are on a holiday when –

* You don’t hit the snooze button on your alarm, just put the alarm off! (if you have an alarm set in the first place)
* You roll around in bed for an hour after you woke up, cant think of a single reason to get out of it.
* Your toes and the ceiling and the trees outside the window seem interesting enough for you to stare at for an hour.
* You get breakfast in bed.
* The only reason you get up to brush your teeth is the tempting cheese omelette they left in your line of sight.
* You take a long bath instead of the rushed 3 minute shower in the morning.
* You indulge your sweet tooth and feel no guilt when you try out ALL the different brownies a bakery has.
* You go back (to the bakery) for more!
* Your cell phone stops being an essential part of your body.
* You guiltlessly watch the cell phone ring forever even though the display shows ‘BOSS’.


You know you had a fantastic time with the girls last night when –

* You wake up smiling.
* You wake up not quite clear on the events of the previous night.
* You pull out phone numbers you don’t remember collecting from your purse.
* Your cell shows calls you dont remember making.
* The number of those calls is obscenely high!
* You aren’t sure how the heel of your stilettos broke.
* You cant figure out a couple of strange marks on your body.
* Your jaws hurt from all the loud laughter.
* The rest of your muscles are making their presence felt after your dancing frenzy.
* All you can think of is ‘water!’ every time you move.
* All you can think of is ‘tooooo bright!!!’ every time you open your eyes.
* Your friends smirk at you and you feel you should know why but cant recall nothing.
* You remember this really cute face you were talking to but the name and the conversation delude you.
* The events and laughs of that night are still amusing after a week.

 

Holiday Hangover 2 January 19, 2008

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Rule #1 : No cellphones, no watches.
Rule #2 : No more rules.

Priorities : Food, friends, booze and sleep.

And thats how 4 blissful days were spent in Goa.

It started off on a bit of a sour note – with the body being stubborn in certain matters to being caught in a Baby Boom Boogie on the train. Then the magic of the beach set in and everything sour was forgotten.
Sunsets became the norm. Outrageous jokes and laugh-till-u-cry became the routine.

The return to reality has brought with it a lot of questions. Some realisations too.

Most of the time, most of it doesnt matter.
The questions may vary – why me? what if? how?
But most of the time, it just doesnt matter.
Planning and analysing are over-rated. End of the day, that one moment that you were happy in is all that is remembered – is what counts.

The beach bum life also pushed forth the question of to quit or not to quit? in both personal and professional life.

One of the girls shared her beer-inspired thoughts about the sea : that it came in everytime to the shore with something to say….hesitated……went back…..it came back…….but failed to say it again and ran back. I see it within myself. Relationships have been let go. People have been let go and now its difficult to approach them, to say what needs to be said. So I dance like the sea – to and fro.

The holiday daze refuses to go. At work staring at the laptop or in the bedroom staring at the ceiling, the mind still wanders back to the sea and the sand and the hills and the fort. I can find no cure for this hangover.

 

Holiday Hangover 1 January 18, 2008

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One week away it feels like the world should’ve changed
But I’m home now
And things still look the same
I think I’ll leave it to tomorrow till unpack
Try to forget for one more night
That I’m back in my house on the road
Where the cars never stop going through the night
To real life where I can’t watch the sunset
I don’t have time
I don’t have time

Now its back to work and down to sanity.
But….

I’ve still got sand in my shoes
And I can’t shake the thought of Goa…..

Source : Dido.