If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it feels so good to write this post after a long break. I like to take my coffee at a leisurely pace mostly on a Saturday, after a siesta. It is a day I look forward to the entire week. I have a holiday and the children, the hubby and the maid do not. It means I can just lie in and do whatever I want. Not every Saturday is so blessed, but today it is.
After two weeks of incessant drizzling, we finally have a sunny day today. Every year, by this time, the rains are long gone and it is hot at this time of the year. I do not mind the rain, but its been raining continuously for four months and now I have had enough. Feels good to see the blue skies and the sun shining. Another week, and then we will start cribbing about these sunny days and look forward to our mild winter which starts by end of November. Diwali cleaning will kick in next week. But today, I will only rest.
I finished reading a fantasy novella in the morning. The review will be up soon. Let me confess. I am not a fan of fantasy and will not read another one. It feels like I am reading a cartoon show which my sons watch all the time. I cannot take it. Its not the writing, it is me.
I have now started on Saiswaroopa Iyer’s Abhaya which is raking in good reviews. From the blurb, it looks like mythology meets fantasy or fiction. I can still read a mythology any day. I love those stories.
If we were having coffee, I would also tell you that the week started off with a bang. During the rains, we decided to go to the Gateway of India. I have seen this famous monument many times, but never in the rain. So, me and the younger son with my brother’s family made the trip downtown to see the Gateway of India and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. I have posted couple of pictures on my Instagram account. We wanted to walk the whole stretch, but the rain made us get into a BEST Bus. The bus journey was a first for my son. We loved it. I would have preferred the double decker bus but it was not around. We have already planned to visit the CSVMS Museum during the Diwali vacation. But before that is the semester exams.
Instead of studying, my boys are enjoying the Navratri dandiyas. You see, the spirit of Mumbai is ingrained since they are babies. Work hard, party harder.
Have you started your preparations for Diwali? Or Diwali vacation?