Sunday, November 28, 2010

Horse riding

Its been a long time since my last post. So many things to blog about and then with so many thoughts running through my head I think everyday that maybe tomorrow is a better day to get my thoughts in order.

Anyway, couple of weeks ago we took little bunny to spend a day in a horse stall. Yes a horse stall! Little bunny always has been telling us that she would like to have her own horse that she can take care of and ride away on whenever she wanted to. We have been telling her that the idea though a good one would mean that she has to do a lot of hard work taking care of her horse. Since we have been having this discussion so many times we decided to give her a feel of the whole experience. So it was a day spent with Rina a cute little pony in a tiny village close to home.

The little girls from the stable showed little bunny how to clean the little pony, brush his skin and also clear out the slush from his hooves.
She was taught how to saddle the pony and also how best  to hold on to him when she wanted him to stop and continue walking. She could chose a helmet that fit her dainty head and also climb onto the pony and hold tightly.

A fun experience indeed but at the end of the day she was even more convinced that this was something that she definitely wanted to be doing on a regular basis.

So we have now decided to go back there maybe in the spring of 2011 and give her couple of more days of a similar experience.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Diwali with friends

This Diwali was really special. Our friends D and K invited us over to their home for a really nice evening to celebrate Diwali together. It was a fun filled evening and the best part was savoring all the delicacies that D had prepared and presented with such style. Yes, delicious food when presented with a lot of aesthetic appeal enhances the flavours doublefold. 

There was fresh rotis baked to perfection and this together with  the most amazing palak paneer and dal makhni and I lost count of the number of rotis I consumed through the evening. 

Our friends T &  his wife V also had the chance to sample some real delicious Indian food and T even proposed that all of us should think about starting a fusion restaurant with Indian, Brazilian and German gourmet food. A very interesting concept indeed and the best part of the evening was when D and K announced that D is starting her own catering business. She would take her skills to the next level by turning it into a real profession. This sounded like music to my ears, cos everytime you host a party and when you really want some amazing and professional cooked food and you don't want to spend the whole day  in the kitchen you know whom you could consult. If you want to know more about D go check out her blog here. 

Coming back to the evening after the yummy dinner, out came the array of sweets. Yes Diwali without sweets is definitely not complete. But I never had a Diwali where I had the chance to sample such yummy home made sweets which included Jalebis, Gulab Jamuns, Ras Malais, Badam barfis shaped like apples with tiny green stalks, Carrot halwa, Murukkus and there was also Chocolate Pudding.

Like you can see food is definitely a key aspect of Indian festivals and this Diwali with D and K was proof to to this fact. Happy Diwali dear friends!!