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My Vegetable Garden

A post like this should ideally be accompanied by a tonne of 'Look how great they look' photographs of my plants and my produce...Unfortunately, I am too lazy to click and upload pictures for posterity....

I was always fond of gardening, but never got around to it seriously...In childhood gardening was limited to the occasional rose cuttings that I used to get from a great aunt's house...The high point of the 2 pot gardening experiment was when the rose plants somehow got entwined and I had 2 flowers of different colours in the same plant !

Roses were always a weakness, and another attempt was made post marriage to start a rose garden...I ended up having just 1 plant, which flowered exactly once and then wilted....

Recently, there has been a mass movement against pesticide infused vegetables in Kerala. The Horticorp started encouraging terrace gardening and offering grow bags with seeds/seedlings at a discounted price...

As usual I dreamt of my very own vegetable garden …

Birthday Reflections...

One more year rollled by...10 years of professional life - but that's a post for another day...Several people wished me on my b'day - Thank God for Facebook notifications...Several years back someone told me that he felt offended when he took the time to wish someone for their birthday and that person replied to everyone in general 'Thank you all for the wishes !"...ever since that, I make it a point to individually reply back to all Facebook and sms wishes... The usual wishes from my financial services providers was a nice feel...for once they weren't peddling products..
The highlights of the day were the book I got as a gift from a dear friend and the cake that hubby got in the evening...The book review shall also be another post in itself !!!
I also watched Two States the previous nite and for the first time in my life I enjoyed the movie version more than the book - it brought about nostalgic memories of my B-school days - which almost seem like another lifet…

April Sunshine

April has always been a magical month for me ! It amazes me how the month manages to infuse me with a positive energy - the world seems a better place and suddenly problems which seemed insurmountable start feeling like small bumps in the road of life !

My friend came visiting last month and I realized how 'conversation starved' I was ! We spoke and spoke and spoke and I hardly let her have any sleep...It was 3 days of well-planned, royal fun ! She clicked pictures and uploaded them in facebook with some really catchy taglines !

The travel spree continued this month as well - we visited Mookambika on a quick 1 day trip. I realized once more how fragile my health was...Still, I enjoyed the trip...

My sister and nephew are back in town and this has not only added to the April sunshine, but has also made life much easier for me ! My son enjoys spending time with his cousin and apart from having to interfere occasionally to push aside the two warring parties, I get a lot of time…