Friday, October 11, 2013


I love to see colour around me , and love the see various blogs where in ladies knit or crochet colourful stuff .
But but I cannot knit nor do I crochet although I appreciate those who do so. In India there is not a lot of crochet or knitting done as the weather too is not appropriate to wearing warm clothes.
I had been to my friends the other day and I saw this piece lying on the table I was so excited when I saw it as I had never sen anything like that in any Indian home , I see a lot of this stuff around western countries.
I know its not something that I made but it was good to look at it as it was a vintage piece made by my friends mom in laws sister in law about 40 yrs back.
So here I share it with you .. for its simplicity and old world charm.

The lady who made this is around 70 now.. and so for me this piece is precious as it has seen a lot of wear and tear and still standing proud.
 I just love the colour combination.. It looks so fresh and lively/

Friday, September 13, 2013


Some pictures clicked by me when on the beach at twilight..
I love the calming effect this light has on my senses..

From this angle you can see the silhouettes of the people on the beach and its so interesting..

The bullock cart below.. love the way you can see the light effect at the left end of the picture...


Morning tea.. A morning me time where I read a book... downloaded on my mini laptop and enjoy a cup of tea on my window sill.. That's a good start to my day...

Offcourse this is a start after I finish packing my sons lunch box..
The first thing I do even before I have my morning cup of tea is to cook something fresh for my son's lunch box and that takes about an hour depending on what I am making for him.

Then when he leaves for college I make tea for me and my husband and love to either curl up on my living room sofa or sit on the window with either a book or magazine and sometimes with my laptop to read downloaded stuff.
What is your morning routine and what is it that you like to do to start your day ?.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


In India space is at a premium especially in Mumbai where I stay we have tiny kitchens and rooms so we have to make use of available space and make it work for you.
So Here let me share with you a small part of my kitchen which holds the washing machine ( we do not have laundry rooms in India and the toilets are also very tiny so a kitchen wall works fine..}
But I decided to make the most of the space above the washing machine and I use it as a extra table to store things.
Here you will find my everyday plates and cups .It gives me great pleasure to see the colourful plates that I use.

I have lots and lots of cups and mugs . But these are my everyday stuff which are very colourful too.
Bright things add brightness to your day to day life try it...

Notice how I dry my cups.. I dry them on a ring (it’s my old bangle) and they dry quick due to circulation of air. I can accommodate 3 cups on 1 ring I use 2 such rings.
You will see a small container which was given to me by my sister who stays in the US.
Such are the pleasures of day to day life, try to snatch such pleasures as you go about your work.. You might not find what I find,  interesting but there will be SOMETHING that will put a  spring in your step as you work… so DO IT.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


This are beautiful pictures clicked by my hubby when we were in Talegoan last week, I am not too fond of flowers, but flowers are such a gift of nature that when you see them suddenly you cannot help but smile.

And that’s what happened when I saw this little plant that was growing outside my friends bungalow when we were visiting..

It was a holiday home and so they were coming back to it after about 2 months and hence the outside of the home needed a little bit of cleaning and dusting. But these little flowers needed nothing to add to their beauty they were like a bright spot in the unkempt exterior.

They were blooming in the corner and still you could not help but look at them there were only 4 on the plant and there were these 2 small buds.. The colour a pretty pretty pink..

I know that I am being philosophical but wouldn’t it be nice to have such humans who would be able to shine through adverse conditions who could remain positive when times are not so good and try to create a strong positive vibe for all those around you..


Monday, May 13, 2013


It was very unusual to find a parrot sitting on the tree just outside our bedroom window of our apartment.
Here in Mumbai , where we stay its hard to find many trees around our apartment complex and hence less birds you can see sparrows, crows and lots and lots of pigeons but that's about it...

 But there is just a small land near our building which has a temple and a little open land around it where there are many trees planted and hence we are fortunate to find a little green spot just outside the bedroom window as the bedroom faces the temple although we cant directly see it as we stay on the 5th floor but the upper portion of the coconut trees reach the outside of our window.

So I was very excited to see this cute little parrot sitting on the tree (some might find it childish.. ) but for people like us who stay in concrete jungles its hard to find them flying around .

There are people who keep them in cages but its nice to see them free and natural.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I read a lot of blogs every day, especially homemaking, decor and food blogs. I am of the type who gets easily inspired by a written word.

With so much inspiration in the blogging world it’s very difficult not to want to do things that one has never done before, and for me that is sewing.. I am a very creative person if I say so myself and love to create things which involve painting, coloring, sticking etc… But I have never ever tried to sew.. Or you can say never ever felt inspired enough to feel like sewing and so I don’t own a sewing machine.. I do have a needle which I use during emergencies.Like a button needed to be fixed, a sudden tear which has to be tackled with..But I won’t call that real sewing.

After looking at the wonderful and colourful quilts on many blogs I had this strong strong  urge  to have a quilt for myself.. But as I said earlier I have to learn the ABC of sewing and making a quilt is like learning to write sentences.. Hehe…

          First cup of tea over chat and chat..

I spoke about this to a friend of mine who is very good at sewing.. and asked her if she could help me make a small placemat ..Which is like a quilt..Being a kind hearted girl she immediately said that she would.. She has never made a quilt before and so making a small one would be better than trying out a huge one.

So off I went to her house the next day.. Armed with guess what?  As I had no time to go to the market to buy new fabric pieces I decided to make one using my old cotton dresses which I no longer used.

                           Squares of the quilt coming together.

At her home, I made my first quilt .I cut the squares and she stitched them together.. She used a whole one colour cloth for the back side of the quilt.

By helping me or making this quilt for me she has given me a lot of pleasure and since then I use in regularly as a dish drainer cloth.

I love my quilt and love to look at the little squares made with my well worn and loved dresses which are re-purposed and used again and will serve me for some more years.

 By helping me or making this quilt for me she has given me a lot of pleasure and since then I use in regularly as a dish drainer cloth.

   can you see the ready quilt with my second cuppa..

Her son has a DSLR..I am planning on buying one too, so I took some pictures like the one below with his camera as I wanted to know how they look. I was impressed.