Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Long holiday

We had been away to India for 6 weeks starting weekend before diwali. Another valid reason for my absense from blog world!
It was quite a nice trip apart from the fact that we were too busy all the time. After 3 years we celebrated Diwali with family . And there was my little daughter's first b'day too. This was the main attarction of the trip. I will write a complete detailed record of all our activities there. This post is just to get back the feel of writing.

Her b'day was a great success - A huge party where we got to meet all our relatives, cousins and many friends. We all enjoyed it a lot and so did our little darling. It was a surprise to see how happy she was there and how much she enjoyed it all inspite of big gathering and loud music. Believe me I was assuming i would be holding a cranky baby for couple of hours who would not want to go away from me and keep crying for no reason (Well valid reasons from her side though) But she had a great time cutting the beautiful cake and dancing on dance floor. She was happy and so were we.

We also went to Vaishno Devi for her mundan ceremony (Shaving off hair form her head). It was quite tiring but again very nice. Rest of the days went into eating eating and eating. I wanted to eat everything i had not had for last couple of years. I myself dont remember what all i ate there. We didnt go for much of shopping as we had already received enough as gifts. Our parents didnt leave us with any scope of any more shopping. Our bags were already full. Infact we had to leave behind Prisha's toys and dolls.

One thing i really feel bad about this trip is that i didnt get to meet my friends. I couldnt even call anyone. I met only 3 of them and that too shortly. I couldn't stay and have fun with my little sister - who is not little anymore - she herself has a 6 months old darling baby girl. We had made huge plans but all in vain :(

Biggest surprise on this trip was the drastic changes delhi has gone through. We were really happily surprised. The food quality, the hygeine, cleanliness, the presentation, the variety - everything has improved manyfolds.

Another good part of the trip was how Prisha(our daughter) adjusted so well with everyone there. We could leave her home for hours and she would even notice. She adjusted well with everything and everyone - people, environment, weather, food etc etc etc. Infact we both9me and my hubby) fell ill and had indigestion but she was perfect all through the trip and that was the best that could have happened. We were quite glad about it.

Our 6 weeks long trip ended in Dec 5 and we landed here on Dec 6 morning. Cold wind gave us a nice welcome on the morning of our anniversary. We spent our anniversary day sleeping. It was too cold for us to step out right on first day. Well, how long could I have stayed in. Monday came and i had to be back at work. Work load was waiting for me. My friend was ready to leave for her vacation and It was my turn to take over.

This is festive and holiday time here and christmas fever is all around in the air. So not a bad time to be here. Last 2 weeks of this month would be relaxed as most people are off for celebrations. Though it's cold and dark most of the time yet christmas lights keep it all light and cheerful. One can feel the happiness in air. We are up for some shopping in this huge sales season. Lets see what all good deals we can get our hands on.

Till next time - Enjoy, take care and keep smiling.


  1. Good to hear from you after a long time. Am so sad we couldn't meet up when you were here.

    You gotta share some pics from the birthday of our lil Prisha!

  2. good to hear from u finally... actually u know the kids adapt faster i think

    waiting for the pics

  3. Your coming back to NL means I get to see you more often on Gtalk, but then I too wish we could have met somehow.
    But it is heartening to know u guys and your doll had a great stay in India.

  4. good you are back! And so good that you had a nice time. Time is always short, whatever time you spend there. What i like the most about Delhi is the streets do not smell anymore of smoke and fumes from busses and autos. I remember, earlier the moment i would step out of the airport, we would start coughing.


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