A lot has been happening in our corner of the world in the last few days.
Mummy is between changing jobs so she has been home for longer hours than earlier which we are really enjoying. We would have loved to have her stay home with us permanently and we suspect she would quite enjoy that too.
But looks like that isn’t gonna happen, at least not for now.She has been trying hard to stop working full time on a nine to five ( most times no time-limit) job and start something more entrepreneural. Till that happens or she gets into a less demanding job, we are concentrating on enjoying this little sabbatical that she’s on!
In the meanwhile, we all have been trying to get a number of things done. Like finishing a few pottery painting projects that were pending since time immemorial!
Guess what came in those earthen pots? Our favorite desserts – Kulfi and Mishti Doi and Ras Malai.
( For the un-initiated – Kulfi is a type of Indian ice-cream that comes in a variety of flavours. Our favourite is coconut Kulfi. There are some special joints in Delhi that sells coconut kulfi which is not just flavoured but has real grated coconut in it! Ras Malai is a kind of sweet that is made of refined flour and is shaped like small little balls in thick creamy sweetened milk. Mishti means sweet and Doi means Curd. The sweetness comes from a mixture of sugar and jaggery mixed with cream.)
The desserts, of course, are mouth watering. We do not like to throw the pots away afterwards – they have that handmade earthy look that we find so appealing. Once cleaned and dried, they are ready to be a part of the décor of your house. Of course one can go buy such pots which have been manufactured for this express purpose but somehow we like the look of these ‘not so perfectly shaped’ pots. Besides they also remind us of the lovely long nightly drives we went on to get these desserts from a special joint at the far corner of our city!
Mummy is in the process of prettying them up and we mean to put them on our new bed-stand.
Oh! That reminds me!
We got this nice new bed last week. It’s much bigger (Hopefully it will fit us all better – three dogs and 2 humans- and we need no longer to sleep in a tangled mess!!) and comes with an exquisite new comfy mattress. Ever since it got into our bedroom, Shadow has been monopolizing it! I think he believes the bed has been bought explicitly to cater to his lounging needs!! Paah!
The weather is just perfect at this time of the year in New Delhi. Not too hot, not too cold, a fresh breeze blows at almost all times of the day and the fragrance of the pretty autumn flowers wafting along makes you happy for no reason at all…
For some time now, we have been contemplating on doing up our little garden on the balcony. The pigeons have been messing up our plans (literally!) and we need to get the better of them. Much as it hurts us to think we will be chasing them off from their homes on our window shades, we have decided to construct a shade, sort of a fibre-glass ceiling to keep them off but allow the light in.
The workers are at work right now and we are all are very excited!
It will be lovely to sit out there, feel the nice fresh air on our faces, admire the flowers, read, dream and compose our posts.
If only Mummy could stay home permanently!