Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Belated Easter

We had a busy Easter this year - it was Liam's birthday as well. Egg dyeing, egg hunt at the Consulate, and baskets at home...Liam was less enthralled by the bunny than Santa, per se, but still had a great day...

Monday, March 01, 2010

Holi re Holi puranachi poli

Today was holi - started off with a small celebration at Washington House and then migrated over towards some friends' colony where there was an all out battle of the colors! Tons of fun, although Steve may end up going to work wearing a hat tomorrow!

Crossing the hump...

So I turned forty this - in Singapore! It was a calculated trip - didn't want to be in Mumbai for it so went further east. Had an amazing birthday - breakfast with orangutans at the world class Singapore zoo and then an amazing dinner of raclette, galettes, and crepes at a tiny French bistro that we happened upon during a monsoon-like shower. An awesome trip and fabulous birthday. I almost forgot I turned old!

The backwaters

Spent a very relaxing four days in Kerala - god's country to some. It was amazing. Highly recommend the Taj Garden Retreat. Lots of activities for everyone and kind of reminded us of the Dirty Dancing resort because they had evening activies and Mr. Ravi, the Julie McCoy of the resort, on hand to marshal everyone around!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Happy 2010!

We started the new year with a short trip to the "Golden Triangle" - Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), and Jaipur. It was FREEZING and we were unprepared, but had a great time anyway. The Taj was phenomenal - despite the fog and overcast weather. Would consider a return trip on a clear day. The Amber Fort in Jaipur was beyond belief - the elephant ride up the side of the hill to get there and then the sheer size and detail of the buildings. Awe inspiring and really made us forget we were in a tourist-packed attraction.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Merry Christmas (2009!)

A great day all around...shared with family and friends! Santa found us in Mumbai, much to Liam's relief!

Getting ready for the big day!

Liam's class had a holiday party on the last day of school - the same day that Grandma arrived. He's beein having a blast and they've been doing all sorts of things together - including constructing a gingerbread house!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ho ho ho!

We attended the Consulate's children's party this year and made an ornament and decroated cookies. Santa was, of course, the big hit of the day!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Robin Hood with a Queenly Presence

Liam's school put on a fabulous play this evening - the story of Robin Hood set to the music of Queen. Liam played the part of a Royal Guard. A wonderful evening, made more memorable, perhaps, by the fact that the school served beer to the parents before AND after the show (it IS the German school, after all....).

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving...and St. Martin's Day...

Had a quiet but very nice Thanksgiving this year (compared to last year's events, ANYTHING would have been better, of course. Small turkey dinner with new friend and colleague Cathleen, and then headed off to school for the St. Martin's Day lantern festival. Liam made a lantern and paraded around the school garden and then ate sweetbread in the shape of the Saint himself.