Wednesday, May 25, 2016

52 prompts to blog every week: Week 21

We're coming to the end of the Travel theme in the 52 prompts series!!!

And today, we are going to talk about "Dream Vacation"

Whats the first thing that comes to your mind when you say dream vacation?

Well, my dream vacation will be with Rohit! I have always dreamt to go to Greece with him!

Ever since I did a presentation in college (Greek psyche and public architecture) I have longed to go to Greece!!!

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I want to visit all the historical Architectural monuments!!! I know I will hold my breath as I see them!

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I dream of spending days relaxing and laying in the sun, soaking up the beauty around!!!

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I would like to spend long hours walking along the sea, on the golden sand. Drinking wine and eating the most wonderful food!!!

More than anything, spending time with each other, quiet time!!!

Thats my dream vacation!!!

Whats yours?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

52 prompts to blog every week: Week 20

Continuing with our travel theme in our 52 prompts series, we will be talking about carrying your quilty stuff with you while travelling today!

Download the complete PDF list here.

So do you carry your quilting with you when you travel?

I do two types of trips during the year - Family & Quilting. Normally I do not mix the two! Except when we went on a road trip Sangli-Pune-Mumbai-Alibag-Mahabaleshwar-Sangli and picked up my Bernina 710 while in Mumbai!

Or maybe when I visited Classic Quilts and Quilting when we holidayed in Dubai!

But overall, I do not mix the two.

So when I travel with family, I rarely carry any quilty stuff. Maybe a book that is a recent purchase, a couple of Podcasts on my iPhone and my notebook and sketch pens!

But I go allout when I travel to quilt!

I use my Maruti Suzuki A Star - a small hatch back car. I think I would be a very good example of the car's capacity! I manage to pack it so full that the passengers only have the minimum space they require to sit!

My sewing machines travel on the back seat - seatbelted in! Dont worry, I put a lot of quilts around them to make them fit snugly after I clicked the snap!

The back seat is usually overflowing with quilty stuff!!!

So what do you carry on your trips? Do you take along some hand quilting to do? Or you prefer to leave it in your sewing room?

Do drop a comment and let us know!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

52 prompts to blog every week: Week 19

Its the 52 prompts series, this moth we are talking about taking trips and vacations and today we're going to talk about trip essentials!

 Here's a link to the complete 52 prompts that you can download.

What are the things that you absolutely NEVER go on a trip without???

Clothes, of course! But do you know, my little brother and litteler sister-in-law actually went on a trip without those? How did they do that? Let me tell ya!

They were going to spend a long weekend at a beach. The bags were packed the night before and ready. The next morning both of them got into the car thinking the other person must have got the bags into the car! They only realized their mistake when they reached the quaint little village on the beach and started to unload the boot of the car (which was empty!) They had to buy EVERYTHING to wear!!!

So yes, I do not forget my clothes. Toothbrush is another story! I think I have one toothbrush from every place I have gone to!

The ONLY thing I dont go ANYWHERE without is my phone! It is like an extension of my arm! And I need to have it on me ALL THE TIME! Apart from that there are a few things I need to carry with me.

1. The first thing I pack is my notebook and tonnes of pens. I have a lot of pens. In almost every colour that they are made. I need to carry at least 5 different colours when I travel. Also a cute little diary!

2. I do not travel without my sunglasses. I need them all the time!

3. I also do not forget to carry lots of plastic bags! We make a lot of mess in the car, and carrying these bags lets us confine all the mess so that we can clean the car easily.

4. Irrespective of the destination I always pack - my moisturizer and sun screen! My skin gets tanned easily and I do not like it. It is a very thin line between tanning and burning and I'm always scared my skin is going to cross it. I still remember that after spending a day in Water Kingdom at Mumbai, all three of us were about 7-8 shades darker on the areas that were not covered by the swim suits!

5. I also use my lovely new purse organizer to hold all my stuff. I carry multiple handbags (I actually did not have a store-bought purse till recently.) So I just have to transfer my purse organizer into the new bag I decide to carry and I'm done! I have this orange one that I bought before my USA trip last year and I love it!

Those are my trip essentials!!!

What is it that you do not leave without?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

52 prompts to blog every week: Week 18

Its May!!! By the end of this month we will be halfway through our 52 prompts. Here's a link to the complete 52 prompts that you can download.

Today we are going to talk about our favorite holiday destinations!!!

Can you guess my favorite holiday destination???

The sun...
The sand...
The beaches...


Yup, Goa is my favorite holiday destination!

My first visit to Goa was when I was pregnant and we realized we will not be able to holiday alone for many years to come! I was not a fan of sea food then, and so was not very enthusiastic about the trip. But at the first meal I fell in love with the King Fish and Prawns!!!

Every year after that, we have visited and enjoyed Goa together! Its a place that all three of us, Rohit, Aadi and me, love!!!

The trips are a lot of fun!!! When we go with Aadi, we do visit a few places where he can have fun. Like the Science Center or the Aeronautical Museum or the Butterfly Garden.

Normally we spend a lot of time in the day roaming around the northern part of Goa - Calangute and Baga are our favorites. Not to forget a trip to Panjim for some delicious lunch!!!

When we go without Aadi, the places we visit are usually different! Goa is the most fun place for a couple to spend time!!!

If i say lets not go to Goa this year, I'm sure i'm going to be greeted with faces like this!!!

I'm looking forward to a trip at the end of Summer! Before Aadi starts his school.

What is your favorite holiday destination? Do tell us about it!!!