Saturday, June 26, 2010

Be content ...

Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
~Lao Tzu

As my heart bounces...

As I dream of those breathtaking Indian palaces, beautiful colours - it makes me think that I should also see and revisit the rustic beautiful country towns in Australia. It replenishes my lost energy, brings me to peace, the endless views of the land, the clear sky, sipping coffee in a small bakery, lush green parks, genuine smiles......

It doesn't stop surprising me how my heart bounce between the two countries that I belong to, but yet Australia is home.


As the afternoon settles, and the dreams soar...our kitchen gets the lovely sunlight. Extremely lovely on these cold days...lifts my mood and I am sure it does everyone else's. 


...days to go for my trip. I can't wait.

Hello Europe !!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rainy Day....

* Lovely Breakfast with Mehul - there is nothing like kickstarting the day with him
* Rained all day
* Painted 
* A little lost for ideas
* Anticipation of new things
* Pondering over the chats I had last night
* Looking at my Devil's Ivy getting bigger ( It excites me sooooo much to look at every new leaf sprouting to come alive in this world ....)'s an orphan leaf that fell on the floor today......

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Treasures, Dried Tulips, Beer and Baking

One of our very dear friends got us Chilli beer from a local brewery in Myponga, which I am looking forward to tasting.
Baked Basbousa, an egyptian sweetdish...turned out pretty good and is awfully simple to make.
Meanwhile I am having fun with the dried tulip leaves which I will throw out soon...or
make a potpourri of them .....I just don't want to throw them out
I enjoyed them everyday and even after they have dried ....

Hopefully I remember this with every little treasure I have...

Miles before I sleep...

I have loved this poem by Robert Frost since childhood. I remember having a poster of this poem in my room....It gives hope, courage, motivation, energy and realisation.

and I am remembering it again today....

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

So many things on my mind..

so many thoughts running through my mind, 
it's hard to keep my secret within now, 
the love running in my veins, 
and the moments passing by,
they all whispered in my ears,
live it up
live it up.


....and an excerpt from the book 'Namesake' below:

"Ashoke Ganguli: Aray Baba, the camera! It is in the car. All this with no picture, huh? You just have to remember it then. Will you remember this day Gogol? 

Gogol: How long do you I to remember it? 

Ashoke Ganguli: Remember it always. Remember that you and I made this journey and went together to a place where there was nowhere left to go."

Italy.. what I am dreaming of. August 2010 - can you come any sooner ?

I read a quote the other day - The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. - Samuel Johnson

Such a good lesson for life. To see things as they are. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A message...

Beautiful farewell tulips and beautiful farewell message from a dear friend :

"stay creative, stay open, stay inspired, stay in Australia, stay in touch "

all these things mean a lot to me and have a deep connection with my heart.

I look for creativity in small things
I remain open so I don't miss a single beautiful thing that goes past,
I look for inspiration everywhere - thoughts, desires, work, people, nature, surroundings
I love Australia - the more I live here, the more I love here
and indeed I like to stay in touch to get all of these from the people I love.

Thanks Kat.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Love for solitude

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for contructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.”Rollo May

I go out for walk, have a coffee by myself, read my book in the park, or just gaze out of the do you find solitude ?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Professor of Happiness

I read this somewhere...and found it touching - so sharing with you all...


"Our six year old son David felt mighty big when he was graduated from Kindergarten. I asked him what he plans to be when he finishes college. Davey looked at me intently for a moment and then answered, "Dad, I want to be a professor."

"A Professor? A Professor of what? " I asked. 
"Well, Dad, " he replied, " I think I want to be a Professor of Happiness."


Pretty wonderful ? Don't you think so? It often takes kids to remind us what life is all about. 

Happy Monday !!! 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thank you

The reason birds can fly is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.
 - James Matthew

Since we have moved to Australia, a lot of people have helped to make this country so special for us. There are a lot of immigrants who either keep going just because they are afraid to change their decision to move out of their native land, or simply don't want to break out of the circle of comfort.

I am so lucky to have found some special people who are similar in values and beliefs....and who made me feel so comfortable and I never had to battle with my decision.

5 years anniversary month - Thanks to all those special people - I will forever be in your debt.

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