If we were having coffee .. #weekendcoffeeshare

cappuccino-276505_640If we were having coffee,  you would tell me that I have not shared coffee with you since a long time.  I try to hide my face but then what are friends for if they do not complain about you.  I had some good reasons too.  I was caught up in life and its tantrums.

Life went on a tad too monotonously.  I have been reading your exciting posts and I felt, I had nothing to share.  It was also summer vacations here and with the children at home,  or rather at the playground the whole day,  I just had time to see to it they are fed on time and bathed daily.

We did make a short trip to Mahabaleshwar,  a neighbouring hill-station for some TLC.  And a week ago,  the school and colleges have started and the boys are back to their daily hectic routines.  And now I can get back to blogging.  That was the major reason for staying away.   And I think you will understand.

This week the much-anticipated monsoon is back in Mumbai.  After the total absence of rain last year,  we are hoping and praying for a good three months of soul drenching, flooding and grinding life to a halt rain.  The drought last year has been a wake-up call to preserve the delicate environment.  I am glad that in my local area,  there are many ponds and lakes.  This year they have been systematically cleaned up and readied for rain-water harvesting.  This year should be better than the last.  Mumbai, with its burgeoning migrant population cannot afford to have a drought.  The civic authorities may just ask us to leave the city.

On the book blogging front,  two of my reviews will be up soon and there are three more pending to be read.   Be back to check out the reviews on the blog.  Sadly,  I am losing out on a lot of reading time due to work and family,  urging me to move towards audio books.   I am discovering a whole new world of audio books now.  If you haven’t, check out some free classic reads on Librivox.org.

On a different thought,  I really wish someone will do a reading of Malayalam language novels.  I would love to listen to them in their original forms instead of half-baked translations.  Anyone wants to take it up?

This year, emboldened by successfully completing the April A-to-Z challenge, I have also signed up for CampNanowrimo pledging to write 30,000 words.  I have been wanting to write longer stories but never got around to it.  The plan is to write a romantic story.  Putting in some plots and plans in place for the same now.  Do send me your suggestions.  What kind of love story excites you?

I need all your wishes and blessings as I start my journey next week.

So, how have things been with you?  What is keeping you busy,  my dear friend?

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9 thoughts on “If we were having coffee .. #weekendcoffeeshare

  1. Sorry for the lateness in my commenting. We too are heafing into Monsoon season here in Arizona. Am I assumming correctky that “kaapi” means (or has to do w/) coffee?? Hope you’ve had a good week thus far.

    1. Thanks Tena. Right now we are having very heavy rains. ‘Kaapi’ means ‘coffee’ in many Indian regional languages especially from where I belong.

  2. I have been a little out of action with the cold and viral but I am all set to come back and have some fun. 🙂
    Glad you had a small getaway. The weather is lovely and inspires us to be with family and talk our hearts out. All the best for NaNoWriMo! I know you can do it.

  3. Good to share coffee with you and catch up on all that’s happening. Vacations are the worst time for blogging. I have started planning and ‘saving up’ for them – a few easy posts that’ll keep the blog alive. I read your piece on audio books and I too find the idea interesting though I haven’t sampled any of them yet. I’d love to read a solve story – one with twists and turns and lots of humour and an unusual setting (set in the blogging world perhaps? :-)) and of course there has to be some heartbreak thrown in for good measure. What’s a love story without tears?

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