ups and downs..


Today I learn’t a very valueable lesson…..

Sometimes God seems to push us to our limits. He tests us beyond our endurance, this is because he has greater faith in us than we have in ourselves. Don’t try to question God for your sufferings and anguish, because  do you  ever question him for the reason of your happiness and fortune?

Each pearl is formed by an oyster’s internal response to a wound cause by an irritant, such as the grain of sand. The final result is a lustrous pearl. ….Something beautiful is created that would have been impossible without the wound.

So if you’re in pain…remember, no wounds no pearl. “Adversities are often blessings in disguise.”

Published in: on March 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm  Comments (8)  

Happy 2nd Birthday

Blogging …..this word had come to my mind exactly two years ago.When I started I had no idea how to write a blog. But with lots of support , technical help and inspiration from friends, together with a well trusted pad and pencil, I was on my way.

Well I am happy to say that I have survived the blogging fever , launched another two blogs also and here I am celebrating my second birthday for this blog.

Thanks to all my regular visitors , for helping me to get this far, with out your continued visits and wonderful comments, I dont think I would have reached the grand age of two.

I pray that with the everlasting support of all  blogger friends old and new this blog will be inspired to reach its third birthday.

(¨`·.·´¨) Always
`·.¸(¨`·.·´¨) Keep coming !
(¨`·.·´¨)¸.·´ Keep reading !
`·.¸.·´ — Keep commenting !




Published in: on March 23, 2009 at 6:11 pm  Comments (10)  

have you ever wondered??


Have you ever wondered?

How the house is always spick and span

Inviting, warm and cosy

How does it happen and when??


Have you ever wondered?

The dirty dishes you left in a rush

When running late to catch the school bus

Disappears in a jiffy without a fuss???


Have you ever wondered?

When you bring extra friends to the door

Suddenly the already cooked dinner

Magically stretches to feed another four??


Have you ever wondered?

The dirty washing crumpled in a heap

Appears clean, washed and ironed

As if it’s done a miraculous leap??


Have you ever wondered??

You are studying late at night

When the dreaded exams are looming

Some is silently lying awake worrying and sharing your plight??


Have you ever wondered?

To drop you on time

She weaves through the rush hour traffic

Abandoning more important jobs she has in line??


Have you wondered??

When you are sad and dejected

And the world is your enemy

Who boosts your confidence and stops you feeling rejected??


Have you ever wondered?

Who wipes away the tear?

When you wake from a nightmare

Trembling with fear??


Have you wondered who this is??

Is she a fairy, a precious gift from the lord?

Is she a guardian angel in disguise

Or a cherished gift from the god??


She is truly a priceless gift from heaven

Selfless, considerate and kind

She is no other but a very special MOTHER

The finest you will ever find…


~~o~~ Happy Mothers day….~~o~~





In the UK mothersday is celebrated today 22nd March




Also do check this post on “maa”

Published in: on March 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm  Comments (10)  

tagged for the 1st time….


Tagged for the 1st time by sree>>check this out:

Ok as I have never been tagged before , I am unsure as to what exactly I am supposed to write, but as Sree says on his post ,I need to write 25 things about my self!!! and then pass the tag to someone else.

Ummm <<< head scratching where to start Ok ……only 25 Sree??   😉   Once I start there will be no stopping. But I guess in fear as not to bore all my regular visitors , I will stick to the brief. So here goes:

1.What am I wearing? -jeans , white T shirt and a pale blue fleece.

2. From the above you may have guessed my fav colour is blue in fact any shades of blue.

3.What have I just eaten?-toasted cheese and tomato sandwich and a soya yoghurt  and water.

4.What am I thinking right now?-what to write for the next 21 points lolz heehee!!  😀

5. My fav music at the moment-all yuvraaj tracks,rab ne banadi jodi and Jason Mraz.

6.Last bollywood movie I saw  at the cinema was Rab ne banadi jodi.<<yeh and I loved it well I would because I am a die hard SRK fan.

7.The most satisfying thing I did this week?-Had a lovely afternoon baking cakes with my daughter.

8.The most romantic thing I did this week?-had a lovely candle lit dinner with hubby just the two of us at my fav chinese restaurant.

9.The worst thing I did this week??-This is bad but I did it.  I screamed at my hubby for mopping the kitchen floor with my best white bathroom towel!!!

10.My favorite drink?-India masala tea ,those who don’t know what it is  check this post and be inspired:

11.My favorite time of the day- early mornig when the dew is fresh and there is silence everywhere, just listening to the birds chirpping.

12.I am an avid reader , can read anything except horror and politics  .Currently doing some light reading  a book called “Growing pains of a hapless house husband”  by Sam Holden .Its so funny .

13.My dream car a convertible black BMW ,but sadly thats is  still a dream and so making do with a VW POLO.

14. My favorite dessert is lemon meringue pie with vanilla ice cream.

15.I swim , play tennis  do yoga and go the the gym…. well got to somehow try and shed those extra pounds that keep piling on!!lolz!!  😛

16.I love travelling  ,been all over Europe, some parts of Asia and India twice, would love to visit India again.

17.I hate cold weather, love summers and beach holidays ,sun sea and sand any day.

18.I am a early morning person, but late nights  are a NO NO!! 11.00 pm and my bed starts to beckon me!! ….Well angels need their beauty sleep, how else can they be angels????   😉

19. I have two left feet cannot dance to save my skin, 😳 ….Unfortunately my right leg never can follow what the left leg is doing!!! Sad I would have loved to be a prima donna ….may be in the next life!!!

20.Most people who know me think I am organised  I dont know why???   😕

21.I love creative writing ,started blogging couple of years back. I have three blogs  to my name two personal and one dedicated to cookery.Why cookery you may ask?? Its one of my passions!!…I bet you are thinking can she cook???

22.How am I feeling right now??Releived that I am almost done with this tag but sad because I have been watching the update on Jade Goody -you know the woman who made big TV news with Shilpa Shetty in Uk’s big brother.She is dying and its soooo bad.

23.My first love was my next door neighbours son we were both four and inseparable!!!

24.Languages I speak fluent English and gujarati a few words in Hindi courtesey of star plus  and  few words in french  and german from school days.

25.Finally sigh of releif, I am wonderering should I congratualte my self or you the reader for arriving here????This is the final fact about me  now where shall I start I havnt even begun yet .To know me you will need more than 25 pointers!! So watch out for my biography one of these days !!!lolz!!! 😛

O k I think I am  done, I have enjoyed doing this tag and hopefully can pass it on to some one else. Again scratching my head I am thinking who ?? A thought popped into my head, why not the regular blogger friends who most visit my blog .So I would like to pass this tag to :

Sorcy the person with the most humorous blog.

Prats the poetry queen

and Sam the most romantic blogger to date.

Of course anyone else who wishes can also participate. Please do come and post your link here if you do so.

I hope you guys will rise to the challenge as I have done.Thanks Sree once again for tagging me I hope I have not dissapointed you with my incessant ramblings!!!

Published in: on March 17, 2009 at 9:22 pm  Comments (10)  

My sunday….


Sunday a day of rest and relaxation. The most awaited lie in, breakfast in bed , reading sunday papers  and simply a day for spending time with family and lazing around.Today was no different, had a pyjama morning lounging around reading listening to music and relaxing.

Later cooked a leisurely lunch of masala dosa and afternoon spent time with my daughter baking cakes. Giggling and singing stirring and sifting, it was a glorious sight in the kitchen, floured hands and floured face we were having so much fun, not forgetting the ritual of licking the bowl at the end.The results were not eyecatching but certainly tasted delicious and were made with so much love….

For those of you who are inspired by this check this  site for the results and the recipe.

The kitchen cleaned and tidied it was time for some total relaxation, snuggled on the sofa with my favorite book this is what I call heaven.

Days like these are bliss but always end so quickly. Evening dinner and the week planned ahead ,my blissful sunday is almost over.All I can wish for is wouldn’t it be lovely if we had many more sundays in the week…..

Published in: on March 15, 2009 at 10:36 pm  Comments (10)