Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Little joys and moments......

It's been a long time...I had a nice break, enjoyed a trip to the mountains, attended a wedding, spent quality time with family and Alyssa in particular! I did get a bit of a scare when I did something to my back which laid me down for a few days, but thanks to my concerned and helpful orthopaedic, he monitored the situation on the phone and I was back on my feet with rest and a few meds. Now I'm back home, it's quiet, like it normally would be, only this time it seems odd without the patter of Alyssa's little feet and her constant prattle. She and her mom are with her maternal grandparents (Naana & Naani)to celebrate Diwali, which falls today 26th Oct.

A few pics to tell you about the little joys and moments that filled my life these past few days.

I came home to find luscious green chillies on my potted chilli plant. This is just one variety of the many kinds available in India.

Alyssa thought she should sweep the fallen autumn leaves with her balloon!!!

It was tiring, so she takes a break!

I woke to a misty Diwali morning. There's a pleasant nip in the early morning air. I decided to catch the lazy sun that has decided to rise later these days and also much weaker...:)))

Specially designed Diwali cupcakes. There are two cakes with edible 'Diyas'(A diya is an earthen oil lamp) and two with gold coins that symbolise wealth and prosperity. These will be gifted this evening to my hosts who have invited me to dinner.

This it friends. I'm so glad to reconnect with you. I hope my pictoral account works out on the page. This is the first time I'm attempting something like this. I'm technically challenged and haven't a clue about photo resizing or blog page setting etc....but that doesn't put me off...does it...hahah.

Happy Diwali to those of you who celebrate the festival.



  1. Your post sent me scrambling to learn about Diwali - what a lovely season of celebration! So glad you are back because I so enjoy the view from your blog onto a beautiful world. Alyssa is darling and those cupcakes look tasty.

  2. DHH, Yes, Diwali is a festival of light! So the whole city is lit up. Traditionally diyas were used, then it was candles and now almost everyone, even in the villages have switched to electrical lighting. The markets are also beautifully decorated....something like Christmas in the western world. Thank you.

  3. Happy Diwali, and hearty welcome back! Those snaps are simply adorable. Alyssa is such a doll. My youngest is the same size, it seems. I am always amazed at how much fun these creative minds can find everywhere. Alyssa is not short on ideas :) Many cheers!

  4. Wonderful posts and pictures Joy. Your Alyssa is a darling. <3

  5. Thank you so much...SprigBlossoms. So you have a little one at home, how nice. Daughters are so beautiful. Alyssa is a 20 mth old who is overflowing with ideas...!

    Maxie....Thank you so much.

  6. Nice to see you back, Khushi. Hope you had a great Diwali.

  7. Alyssa's cleaning attempt pics are really cute. Lots of love to her

  8. Hi Khushi,U have an adorable blog with luvly posts.Luv to follow U.

  9. Happy Diwali!

    I believe, too, that life is all about the little things, because they join together to weigh so much.

  10. MyKitchen Flavours-BonAppetit!....Hi, Thank you so much. I'm so glad you like my blog. I will be visiting you too!

    Janna....Thanks Janna.