Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kitten news

Tigz is now nearly 6 months and started behaving like a teenager !! He wants to go out all night and if I don't let him out he will make noise at around 3.00 am..when I do let him out he is at the door making lots of noise at 5.00 am to let him in !!!!

So cute

he looks like Mixie the cat that adopted us and changed our mind about cats !!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Twilight saga

I just finished reading the forth book 'Breaking Dawn'...

I had read the other 3 and watched the movies my opinion in the third film 'Eclipse' the director followed the book as much as he could and I liked it for it...if I was directing I would have done it this way too...

I felt the same about the 'Harry Potter' films...each director had their own way and it was a lesson in itself..

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My dilemma

I just finished reading 'The Rice Mother' by Rani Manicka. Author's first book but excellent indeed. I couldn't put it down. That is where the dilemma started. I have heard of actors/actresses taking a character and turning themselves into the character and living like them for the duration of the shooting of their film and sometimes beyond depending on how committed they are....I read a book and I get into the character's head and I start to live the weird can it be!!!This has been happening for a number of times now. First I thought it was a particular author I know it is not them it is me!!! What do I do now

read the review here on

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Our new kitten is here...
9 weeks old and rather cute

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On a journey to the world of fairies

Bluebells are closely linked to the realm of fairies. This is middle of May and We didn't want to wait anymore .. If we don't go this week we would have to wait for another 12 we went in anticipation of finding some fairies.

We found a beautiful church set in the idyllic village near the woods we were aiming for.

I was told the fairies will not appear to adults... only children...that made me wonder ..what if the adult think like a child ?...

It was getting cold and the sun was shy to come out...we looked was like a carpet of blue in the woods!!!

Did we find any fairies? That I cannot say...

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Election.....UK style and in India

It was general election yesterday.
Last year I was in India for the general election and it felt like a big celebration gearing up towards the day...

Colourful photos and writing even on a quiet location !!

Here it was quiet except for a lonely aircraft with a tail that said " Great County...Bad Government" couple of days ago and party support boards in front of some houses.

I went to vote and met my MP and wife outside the empty Church hall which displayed 'Polling Station" in black and white. As I went in at 3.15pm there was no one else in the hall but the officials. I was given two ballot for the general election and one for the council election. As I registered my vote it didn't feel like a historic moment ..where was the inkdot on the nail...where was the queue...where was the fight?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Muddle free Maths

I am going to a 5 week Maths course aimed at parents. It is not the Maths I need help with is the vocabulary. Today we learnt about 'wicked bubble' and 'chunking'....last week it was 'number line' and 'partitioning'. I didn't know there was a world out there with all these words. What I need is a 'Maths vocabulary -to- simple English' dictionary. Next week we are going to be dealing with fractions...and I have a suspicion there will be enough vocabulary to keep us occupied for the next couple of years!! Hopefully we will be learning through a helpful medium...chocolate cake..I didn't know learning Maths could be this fun!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Cherry blossoms

Cousins on the trampoline

Posing for camera

More posing

Yesterday was noisy at home with cousins visiting from Oxford. Girls chatted for hours and they would have continued all night if they could....

Saturday, May 1, 2010

It took a while !!! I am ready for updates ....

Its spring and the blossoms are everywhere and it brings out the artist in me....(I didn't know there was one hidden inside me until I got my camera out)