Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our little one is all grown up!

Franny is all of 8 months but is now a young woman and ready to be bred! Oh yes, we were surprised at the sudden turn of events this month. Our little baby started her heat cycle and had to be sent off to a kennel for a while along with Zooey, because they both needed to be kept under constant supervision 
These 21 days were the toughest specially for Meera. We missed and pined for them, till they finally came home this weekend. 
We had a little homecoming for the both of them and look how exhausted they were after meeting everyone. Its wonderful to watch Franny and Zooey get showered with love from our friends and get licked and pawed back at in return :) These two babies have changed our lives forever!
Have any pet stories to share? Do write in to tell me. 
See you soon!

Friday, June 20, 2014

S = Sewing = Swimming

I am thoroughly enjoying the two S es in my life these past two weeks. Took me a while this year to renew my swimming membership at the pool close by. Its been three weeks and am toasted as an almond with a strong tan. The much awaited monsoons are here this week and it sounds crazy, but swimming in the rain can be a lot fun. I am a total water baby so says my sun sign :) I am rather lucky to have a pool very close to where I live. Its a much needed break from work and the heat.
I cannot help notice all the young moms encouraging their little kids in the pool. Its really nice to see that parents eager that their children learn to swim. It is a must learn life skill.
With the heat coming down, I hope to be able to spend some more time in the sewing room.  
Stocked the shop with some more cute card keepers
Meera is back after her short work trip to Hong Kong. The gurl splurged on me and bought me my first Kipling tote :)) Its strange how sisters always know what you're looking for!
Isn't that a gorgeous mango yellow. I was for the last few months in search of the perfect tote and I can now say, the hunt ended with this super functional Kipling. Its made of suede on the outside and a contrasting coloured lining, with pockets for everything. The top zips up and so do the sides to give the bag some extra space. Notice the initial in leather. Its doubles up as an earphone holder and a cute accessory to clip on to the bag. Its handmade and picked up at the night market a haunt for crafters in Hong Kong City. I've packed away the bag at the moment since I do not want it ruined in the rains. Notice the packet of chocolates in the picture? These are the only ones I really love, I am not much of a chocolate, but these are yum. Know where I can get these in India? Please please write in! 
Our Father's Day weekend was spent at Meera's lazing around, watching television and dinner at my favourite Bengali place Oh! Calcutta. I'd been craving the mango pickled fish they served there a few years ago. 
We leave for Kashmir in ten days to celebrate my Ma-in-Law's 60th Birthday, am trying to get as much sewing done as I can before that.  New fabric has been bought to play with on the cutting table. More on that in a different post. 
Hope you're enjoying the rains. Drop in a line here to tell me how you're doing. Would love to hear from y'all.
Thank you so much for reading!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Daddy's Day!!

They don't make men like my Babba anymore. Fearless, honest, brave, hardworking, a polymath, topped with lots of aggression and half a cup of anger..okay may be some more...hahahaha thats a deadly daddy combination here. He will scale Mt. Kilimanjaro, hitch hike across Africa, quit IIT, elope and marry across continents, get chased by a rhino, get stared at by a lion, make school bags for his kiddos, sleep all night in his car for school addmissions, catch a snake by its tail, put his hands in fire, make ice-cream for a living and fight and shoo away a brain stroke like it never happened! This awesomest man is my Babba!! I feel blessed. Thankyou MowlaBaapa!!

Hope you all had a nice warm Father's Day weekend surrounded by love and good food :)

See you soon!