Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BEAUTY OF THE RAINS....

Its been pouring here in Mumbai.. and I feel so good..
I do not know why but rains bring out the best in me. If you read my earlier post you will know...

Rainy Day in Paris

This above picture is not mine but Its such a beauty and I had to share it with you.. Here in Mumbai we cannot have such open streets to be able to enjoy the rain but I would love to be in the photographers place
stand in the place he or she is standing and watch the street while sipping a hot cup of coffee.. What bliss I can only dream of it.
I have more such pictures to share which have not been clicked by me but nevertheless gives one the beauty and essence of rain.

rain

I love such pictures of the rain on the streets... Hummm




SHEER PLEASURE OF GETTING WET IN THE RAIN..

:)

                                 LOOK AT THIS PICTURE  REAL BEAUTY..source..Source



EVERY PERSONS CHILDHOOD MEMORY--source

Love everything about this...the rain, the perspective leading up to the figure with the umbrella

Beautiful photograph and lovely street.. It would be such a pleasure to walk on this pavement with your umbrella and drops of rain hitting your face...


Thursday, June 12, 2014

RAIN, RAIN....

WOW!! Finally the rains are here in Mumbai, It’s been a real hot and humid summer and all were eagerly waiting for respite from this heat.

And here as I sit at my computer table at 11.30 at night, I can hear the putter patter of rain drops on my window sill and it’s like music to my ears. I love love love when it rains.. Sheer pleasure.


RAIN and rainy days are my idea of simple pleasure. I get as much pleasure in sitting at my window sill looking out at the rainy pouring down as I get while out in the open and soaking in this wonderful thing called rain.


I do not know why but my whole attitude changes when it rains, I become more calm more relaxed and do not think the daily chores as a burden I enjoy doing everything that normally I would get bored doing.


Smell the rains; feel the light breeze, the first shower brings with it this earthy fragrance that can be enjoyed only when experienced. I can smell that right now wafting through my window and let me tell you it’s the best natural scent that one can ever experience. It becomes refreshingly cool after the hot and humid weather.


I found this quote on the web:

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
Gilbert K. Chesterton


Saturday, May 31, 2014

AWESOMENESS...

If you read my earlier post you know that my little brother, who is in the US with his family right now, visited the BLUE BONNET TRAIL and he clicked some awesome pictures there.
I love open spaces and would love to visit this place one day (I might or maybe not  ... It’s your destiny) , but due to my brothers photographic skills and his love for clicking things that are so similar to my taste I could visually visit this place and enjoy it.
So I decided to share my joy and my visual appreciation of this place. In this post most of the pictures are horse related they look so grand beautiful! The earlier one had the field and flower pictures 
ENJOY AND PLEASE COMMENT if you have ever visited this place and your experience about it...




















Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BLUE BONNET TRAIL

My younger brother who is with his family in the US for the last few months has been enjoying his weekends , and off course sharing his adventure and photos with us.
He enjoys clicking pictures and when you get open spaces like the one he visited its always a pleasure.
He has allowed me to share some of the pictures clicked by him with you all , I hope you appreciate.
He visited the BLUE BONNET TRAIL in Texas .. the photos are so so beautiful that I had to share them with you all.




















Saturday, April 26, 2014

LIFE'S LITTLE INSTRUCTION...

As life goes on you learn from it,

Everyday a new lesson is learnt if you are conscious of the happening around you. So learn from new people, learn from old.

When you wake up in the morning it’s upon; you to decide how happy you are going to be. So my advice to you will be:-

1. When you wake up wake up with a bright smile on your face.. Walk up to those close to you and begin your day with a positive greeting full of life and cheer.
2. As you go to Office or for your college , don’t forget to wish the most unexpected people a good morning like the Bus conductor , the Rickshaw driver or those people who are of help to you in some way or the other , this will not only brighten your day but there’s too..
3. PRAISE and GENUINE APPRECIATION goes a long way try it on the most  unexpecting people.

4. never forget to compliment the meal when you are a guest at someone’s house. It’s the effort that goes into cooking that wonderful meal.

5.Make sure to do things for people who’ll never find out.

6 Stop blaming others, Take responsibility for every area of your life.

7.DON’T waste time learning the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ADD COLOUR TO YOUR LIFE...

In my last post I was talking about the little things that matter in our life.

Try to look for the small everyday things that give you pleasure, the things that you do as a routine and sometimes as a special treat, but nothing exclusive just the ordinary.

Try to search for the exclusive in the ordinary.

Here I will like to add some of my little things ..
I love colour in everything the brighter the better.

So, I make my mornings brighter by using a new mug everyday not a brand new one everyday but a new from my collection which I may have used after about a month .
I have a huge collection out of which some are for looking at.. (Heheh… ) I love them so much that I am scared to use then lest they break.. Hummm…
But they give me as much pleasure as I would, using them, so purpose solved.

I used a new one for my birthday last month and had been saving it for the day.. It’s a beautiful mug which I purchased in Goa (my native place) in August 2014. And It was looking at me since then waiting for the day it will be used… Heheh..
Here is my beauty...



Isnt it lovely.. I love the pistachio coloured background and those lovely pink roses.. Please take a note of the cute cute table mat which I have folded below that mug.. perfect for my type of person.. love the colours and like it better as I can wash it in the machine and the colour does not run.. (smile****)


check out the great table mat below the mountain of fried fish .
I also love using colourful table mats just for the look of them while eating.. I love the cotton ones which are very rustic and beautiful.

I love colourful bedroom linen as well as bathroom linen like napkins and towels. I have a huge collection of napkins which I use in the bathroom or in the kitchen..

Just last month I purchased half a dozen of kitchen towels which I don’t think I will ever use.. They will only be for looking at and enjoying every day. But don’t think I am regretting not using them for what they are used.. I purchase some of them only to have them in my collection so ..chill…
I will be discussing each of my simple pleasures in different posts so that those of you who read can also put in your comments about it and also tell us if you have something similar in your little things list .
pls do comment below ... 


Monday, March 31, 2014

IT TAKES LITTLE....

IT TAKES LITTLE...

to give oneself true , pure inner peace and a feel good thing...
to get the simple pleasures of life. I am going to be writing about the little things that one can do everyday which do not cost anything but give us a lot.
Each individual is different and so the likes and dislikes too change ..
Here I am going to mention the little things that give me comfort, happiness and I will also go on adding to later posts as I think or feel that inner pleasure when i do them or when I experience them. It may help others to be conscious of the little things that happen and which they should give some attention to in order to make one's life richer and more satisfying.
Let me share with you some of my little important things. There will be many more which we realize from time to time and I will share them with you from time to time.


#GETTING AN EXTRA 15 MINS OF SLEEP BEFORE YOU       START YOUR DAY.

   
                                    photo source

#DRINKING A COLD GLASS OF WATER AFTER COMING     HOME FROM A HOT AND HUMID WEATHER                       OUTSIDE.


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#ENTERING A ROOM WITH AC ON WHEN ITS SO HOT  
OUTSIDE.


 #FIRST DROPS OF RAIN ON YOU.


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GETTING THAT FREE HOUR WITH A HOT CUP OF TEA   TO YOURSELF AFTER A REAL HECTIC DAY.

These are very little and simple day to day things which we do but do not think about do not sit back and be conscious of them and so lose out on the sheer pleasure of the moment.
Try to enjoy the best moments in your life and they make your day a better day.
There will be things and happenings over which you do not have any control but these little things are those which you do have control over , some just happen and some we have to make them happen so that  we can sit back and at the end of the day have something to feel good about.. If you like this post please comment and add your feel good things in the comments below for all to read.
I will be adding my little things as we go along so please join in and help others realize the little things that make our life so much better .

What are your little little things??

Monday, March 3, 2014

SHOPPING ON THURSDAY



Last week I purchased so many things that gave me true pleasure.. It’s not always that your shopping outing is a success. But this time I really found some great things which I love and which are not very expensive.




On last Thursday it was a Public holiday here in India, and hence I decided to go with my parents and my son to the other side of town, which takes about 1 and half hour by train from where I live. But my father being a generous man that he is decided to treat us to a taxi ride to the place and back..

My son was already there at my mom’s house since the day before so I had to go to their house and we all planned to go to the shopping place by cab.



I have to take a train to go to my mom’s house and from the station go by taxi..

We reached crawford market where we were going to shop at around 5.45 which was pretty late



We had only had about 1 and half hour to shop around as we had to go home and then I had to leave to reach back home.

I went round the main market which sells dry fruits , some imported cosmetic items and also things like paper bags , tissues  etc.. there is a great fruit market tooBut I was interested in only buying the stuff which I do not get easily near my home so I bought a lovely non stick cake pan, then I bought some dry fruits for my hubby who loves to eat a bunch of dry fruits after his meals and dry fruits at this place are the best.

My major shopping was at the fabric store where I found some awesome prints on kitchen towels, I am a great great fan of kitchen towels and it’s very difficult to find those made of printed material here in Indian we do have those which are cotton and checked prints but not with floral prints etc and I got these which were supposed to be rejects and hence at a very cheap rate.

I picked up some cotton table mats as well which I will use when there are some special guests at my place.

Traveling in traffic is the only things that is a problem here in India and so once you go to such places it’s not likely that I will visit this place immediately .. so I wanted to shop a little more but my parents who are old for such a adventure started getting uneasy and tired and I did not want them to be uncomfortable because I was comfortable shopping for hours together.. If you have to shop at your own pace and time you should come alone.

But I was very happy with what I managed to get in such a short time , It so happens that sometimes you go on for hours searching for the right things but you end up buying things that are a compromise , but today I unexpectedly got things that I love .. I was not expecting that I will shop a lot and hence it gave me happiness to get these little things MY SIMPLE PLEASURES.
We also had some snacks and falooda a rose milk shake with vermicelli and ice cream which this place is famous for...

I will share with you the pictures of my purchases; I have not clicked them as yet but add them as soon as I have them uploaded.








Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DAY IN MY LIFE...



 

I know I have not been very regular writing on this blog, although  I would love to come up with something to put up here.. There are many things that cross my mind. But I need encouragement from you guys to keep me going . Please come up with comments and what you feel about the post so that we can keep the conversation going and I feel like writing more and more.
So I thought why not write about my day once in a while so that you can know a little more about me and my day.. a little questionnaire type of thing which helps one to write and for you to read what you like.




RIGHT NOW:
Sitting at the computer with my mid-morning cup of tea, Its 12.45 in the afternoon a little late for the mid-morning tea but I have Just come from the nearby local market.. Went to buy some fish, the fish was almost over with only a few not so good pieces left over. so had to come back without it.. But purchased other things like.. Leafy vegetable (Radish leaves and spinach) for tomorrow. WIMPY’S DIARY.. A book for my son. Sweet bun for making a sweet bread pudding.. , CORN for probable a corn salad or will make pasta with corn and white sauce. Fresh green grapes.

LOOKING OUT:
 Just came from out I know that its pretty warm outside inspire of being still in February and its supposed tube pleasant.

TODAYS MEAL:
BHENDI OR OKRA DRY VEGE
LEFTOVER CHICKEN CURRY
BEETROOT SALAD
LEFTOVER DRUMSTICK DAL (have to finish off the leftovers as my fridge is overflowing)

DINNER PLANS:
EGG BHURJI WITH BREAD AND SOUP OR COFFEE.

LOOKING AROUND THE HOUSE:
Lots of work to be done, due to my morning out ting, the morning routine did take a beating and there is so much to do.. I can see pile of folded clothes to be sorted and arranged , my to do list for the day has not yet started and that has a important to do item and that’s cleaning my living room extra items shelves which has been pending for a long long time.

WATCHING RIGHT NOW:
There are a few TV serials which seem to catch my interest; I cannot stick to one if the story line deviates from what is realistic. So right now what is working for me is
MAJHE MAN TUZHE ZALE – Marathi serial
TUMHARI PAKHI – A Hindi serial
I Love watching realistic TV and right now there is nothing much. Will watch MASTER-CHEF UK which has started this week but I haven’t yet been able to watch an episode.
I Watch lots of cooking programs on the TLC or fox traveler channels which are reruns so do get irritated sometimes.

READING:
Just got a book yesterday which is a 1993 edition Bollywood related stories book  , I love reading stories of things gone by  or memoirs so this is written by a film journalist who has seen actors in the 40’s and 50’s so it will be interesting for me.
I also read a lot from my huge pile of magazines.

Friday, October 11, 2013

COLOUR...

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/