in pictures. Old world charm…

The old world charm of putting flowers in your hair in a bun… something so nostalgic and lovely about it. In south India it’s quite the tradition, to infact put flowers in your hair (mostly jasmine) every morning after a bath! Though I don’t indulge in that luxury every day…in this festive time of the year, I did..And it felt lovely! Coupled with the bright pink of my Nicobar kurta, it was a match made in heaven 😍 

I don’t know if it’s just me…but the impromptu shoot on the day of Bhai Dooj, of the three of us (couldn’t manage to get both the boys together sadly:() somehow reminds me of old oil paintings… And I love the feeling! Always a sucker for all things old and vintage…✨✨✨ 

On me:

Kurta from Nicobar

Pants from Manan

Earrings from Amrapali at Good Earth
Chappals-Gift from husband from a recent trip to Ahmedabad 🙂 
On Kabir:
Kurta and churidars from Anokhi

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a lil note

The Christmas spirit is taking over slowly. The Christmas  tree all set up at home with Kabir’s help. He trying very hard to convince me to open the tiny presents.

Not very convinced when I tell him they are only to decorate the tree!

Secret Santa being played in the office. The excitement of not knowing, who is giving you the lil piece of surprise every morning!

It’s a lovely time of the year and I hope to make the most of it. Now the tree is set, time to do some bit of baking, buying and gifting loved ones and just spreading the joy, any which way!

The campaigns doing the rounds by various brands highlighting this lovely time and spirit are a joy to see too!

Sharing a few I saw and loved:)

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A lil note. It’s been a while.

It’s been a while since I visited this space of mine. Work, lots of travel topped with a bit of laziness. Had some amazing vacations with Sapan and Kabir. The hills and the beach! A lot of travel alone for work, including spending my birthday away from my boys in Stockholm. My favorite festival Diwali came and went too. A good time as always but not the same with Sapan sick in bed with fever.

So much happened and so many experience in these few months that it’s hard now to put it in a few words. So Im goign to try and put down highlight like I would in an official mail I’d write at work!

1) I had the biggest aaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww moment when I cam ehome one day to find Kabir playing in teh sand-pit. See’s me and get excited as usual…”Mammmmaaaa!!!” Hug and kiss and then “Lets god home now” . Sit sdown to put his shoes on, hears me cough and says…”  Maamaa ..you are coughing!” “Yes sweetheart, Mamma has a cough…” “Did you take medicine?!”

My heart just melted! When did he become so big!

2) A Piscean and a fish in the truest sense! His happiness in the sea in Goa was just so contagious. And his fearlessness of it, completely scary! He wanted to just run into the waves, trying so hard to make us let go of his hand. A very very memorable trip to Goa, Kabir’s first and my second.

3) Diwali was full of mixed feelings for him, with the loud noises scaring him. But the light and rockets and the non noisy crackers getting him all excited.” Mamma look the rocket is going into outer space!”

4) I was in and out of home for almost an entire month. But my lil baby was so brave and understanding. Missing me terribly as I was him, but being such a big boy about it. And facetime did make things a bit more bearable. Talking and catching up on the go. Sharing stories and laughing along. Times I even sang to him while he tried to sleep over the phone…”Mamma…I want old mc donald…”

5) Coming back after each trip and seeing Kabir’s face when he comes to our room and sees both mamma and daddy on the bed!!! That look…that love…absolute and unadulterated joy// ❤ ❤ ❤ And then the joy of seeing his eyes roll with wonder after I pull out his presents. “Wow!! Mamma….that beautiful!!!” …”Yayy…guitar…” and then the endless strumming with eyes closed and totally feeling the music.

6) He had his first Halloween dress up for school. He was our lil rocket ship!!! And how he loved it….screaming away…” Bllaaaaaasssst offf into ouuttter spaaccee!!!” From the minute he saw mommy and daddy sprawled over paper, cutting an sticking, he couldn’t hold his excitement!

Here’s to being less lazy and saving more memories….

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