Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, Baker’s Child

With the Husband stowed away in exotic locations, I woke up to a rather gloomy Mother’s Day this morning. Home alone with my 3 year old I wondered how the day would span out. She woke up and immediately propped herself on to my lap and gave me a long tight hug mumbling “Happy Mother’s Day”. I was pleasantly surprised and just those three words, … Continue reading Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, Baker’s Child

Bye-Bye rented costumes – DIY Fancy dress ideas

I have very fond memories of fancy dress occasions while growing up. At the cost of sounding like a Fossil, I’d still say it – Things were very different back then. Hands down, my favourite memory was that of becoming a tortoise. My parents went to the Sabzi Mandi 23 kilometers away (We were in a remote Army Cantonment) and they got an “Aam kee … Continue reading Bye-Bye rented costumes – DIY Fancy dress ideas

My New Best Friend for Life

I grew up in a family of faujis. With Mamma and Papa as Army officers, we moved every 3 years. Packing up trunks, taking the customary “TeeCee” (Which I later found out, meant The Transfer Certificate) and moving lock, stock and Barrel (And Pets and Plants!) to a new spot. Leaving behind that favourite teacher, those tiffin sharing friends and a whole lot of memories. … Continue reading My New Best Friend for Life