2019 – The year that was..

I started this blog post last year, when I wanted to take time to reflect on the year that was, what went well, what didn’t, tragedies and surprises, happiness and sorrows, lessons learned or not learned, all that jazz. I read last year’s post and decided that I wanted to keep writing these posts atContinue reading “2019 – The year that was..”

Andamans & Nicobar Islands – A hot winter, an unplanned digital detox, sunsets and redefining the color ‘ocean blue’ :)

By the end of the trip yesterday, I felt like a bag of mixed feelings. Part of me wanted to quit everything and stay in those beautiful Andaman islands, and wake up to that sea green and ocean blue water and watch the sunset every day. Part of me was glad to have 4G andContinue reading “Andamans & Nicobar Islands – A hot winter, an unplanned digital detox, sunsets and redefining the color ‘ocean blue’ :)”

Dear Girls by Ali Wong – Reader thoughts on the last book of the year :)

2019 is nearly over..a few more days and well, I don’t know what to say about this year. So I won’t go there. But what I can say for sure is, that my reading was great this year and I’m so grateful for all the authors who write and for all the amazing books thatContinue reading “Dear Girls by Ali Wong – Reader thoughts on the last book of the year :)”

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab – This Reader’s Thoughts

I’m already cursing myself that I finished the second book and don’t have the final one nearby, so I can start reading it already! Ugh!!! Because I am so considerate of everyone’s time (grin :D), if you don’t want to read the rest of my post and my thoughts, well, then, in a short summary,Continue reading “A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab – This Reader’s Thoughts”

My U2 Experience – Attending a concert solo, with or without you ;)

Seems like a thing with me lately, doesn’t it? Doing things solo? I mean, we’ve heard of solo travelers, and reading is always a solo activity, but doing other things alone? Most people would cringe, or think, she has lost her marbles. Add to that the fact that the person signing up for all theseContinue reading “My U2 Experience – Attending a concert solo, with or without you ;)”

American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Book Thoughts

What a book, guys. And what a story! I’m absolutely blown away and can’t wait to see the words on screen now. Sadly, the whole book hasn’t been converted into a complete series so I cant binge watch, but nevertheless, something is better than nothing 🙂 I decided to read this book, since I sawContinue reading “American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Book Thoughts”

The Institute by Stephen King – Book Thoughts

Finally, I read a Stephen King!! One popular, mainstream and much loved author, who was on my list to read forever. And I’m glad I read this book. I usually have a ‘read the book first’ and ‘watch the screen adaptation later’ rule, but there have been some exceptions to this rule and Stephen King’sContinue reading “The Institute by Stephen King – Book Thoughts”

Kudremukh Peak Trek – When the mountains teach you how to face your anxieties

The decision to do a one day trek to climb the Kudremukh Peak in Karnataka – the second highest peak in Karnataka at 1892 mts, was one taken in an instant of madness. In an instant when I was taken in by the pictures posted by my brother in law and his wife on Instagram,Continue reading “Kudremukh Peak Trek – When the mountains teach you how to face your anxieties”

I’ve got your back, girl..

Tell me a story mummy!!”, my four-year-old daughter said with the insistence of a politician. “Alright, alright, what story do you want to hear today?” “A scary one!” “Not again!”, I said with an exasperated sigh. “Why don’t we listen to some nice happy story today? Maybe about princesses and magic and unicorns?” I wasn’tContinue reading “I’ve got your back, girl..”

10 things I learnt from 10 years of being married and running 10K!

A lot of tens in that subject title. I thought of trying to make it a clickbait title. I wonder if it will work 😉 This year, I ran my first 10K run, and a few more 10Ks eventually. I also crossed another milestone in my life – being married for 10 years 🙂 IfContinue reading “10 things I learnt from 10 years of being married and running 10K!”