Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays Folks!!

Another bustling and zippy year now slowly comes to an end. The calm of Christmas and the winter season slowly takes over. The cold freezing North was utterly kind to me and spared me from the freezing cold and dipping temperatures :) I had quite a blast at the family wedding and came home with some treasured and warm family memories and a camera card bursting with wedding pictures :)) 

The Mister and I are spending the next few days looking for an apartment to make home in town. We're hoping to be able to find something before the year ends. Christmas eve will be spent cooking dinner and popping my favourite wine with the Mister. 

From the bottom of my heart I'm wishing you all lots of laughs, tight mummy hugs, warm homemade food, gallons of your favourite coffee and tons and tons of happy family time and some sewing and knitting of course ;-) 

I know you kind hearted souls must've opened your hearts to people around you, but if you haven't or have some more to give here's an organisation I really feel for - Access Life. I have no favourite pet charity but you can follow the pretty lass - Pranita Balar of barknbond and help adopt homeless cuties and even play pet santa to a pet charity. My favourite person this year is my security guard. This extremely polite and elderly gentleman mans the gate every single day with the brightest smile ever. I hope things look up for him soon. 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous holiday season! I'll see you around very soon.

Hugs and Luvs,


PS Isn't the Christmasy fabric in the picture adorable? The Mister dug this out for me on one of his travels. The colour played havoc when I washed it :(( but its still so cheery and happy :))

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Meera - My Rock, My Jaan!!

My Dearest Meera,

                                      "For there is no friend like a Sister
                                           In calm or stormy weather
                                      To cheer one on the tedious way
                                           To fetch one if one goes astray
                                      To lift one if one totters down
                                           To strengthen whilst one stands"
                                                                                                 ------ Christina Rossetti

You are truly my life and the one person I love the most in this universe. We've always been together for all our "firsts", but the truth is that I've always secretly admired and aped you all along heeehee. We share a bond that goes way beyond the earthly sisterly love! Remember how when you and I had to live apart in Nairobi and India for a year, the doctors prescribed us each other rather than antibiotics and multi-vitamins :))

You've done so many great things, broken all shackles and fulfilled your dreams and still are. True to your name "Meera" you are love and optimism to me. You've won all your battles with love and perseverance. While you lay on the hospital bed with a pipe through your throat, you were worried I shouldn't be seeing you this way rather than the horrid pain you were in yourself, no one other than a mother would think so Meera!

I've lost count of how many people and animals you've lent a helping hand to - at work, at home and even on the streets. You're always there for anyone and everyone! Your professional life is so impeccable and makes you oh so enviable. You are the most hard working and meticulous living soul I've come across.

Happy Birthday to the most amazing Sister anyone could ask for! I am so honoured and blessed to even call such an inspiring, beautiful, loving, dedicated, mathematician, tech - geek, baker and incredible woman my Sister!!! You make my heart melt Miruli!! You push me and make me alive! God gave you to me  to help me get through this life. There's no two ways about it!

Tonight we aren't together in a long long time for your special day, but I hope your spirits are high and awakened up in the hills, under the stars. I hope you pop that bottle of your favourite wine and raise a toast to yourself, face life in the eye and say like always - "I'm ready, bring it on! show me what you've got!!" For that's how strong you are! Please never change no matter how stern the world seems on changing you. You're too beautiful a person to turn into a replica of some carzy crack-head ;-)

Holy crap on a cracker!! I'm crying buckets here!! 

Happy Birthday my protector, my confidante, my secret-keeper, my memory-maker and my banker ;-) I'm so thankful you were born in our Damji home!!



PS See you soon, I'll be waiting at your apartment this weekend when you drive home from the airport. I've missed you horribly :((