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Mein Jyaada nahi maangti!!

Since my childhood I was sure in what kind of home I would like to spend my life!!

I always wanted my dream home to have a lot Hinchka (Jhoola/ Swings)!! And no, the regular Wooden or Metal hinchkas won’t do. They had to be paatiwala hinchka (they feel more like hammock) where I could sleep, eat and read!! And yes, it has to be situated near a river.

I also wanted to have a big garden with lots of mango trees of my own!! So that I can have loads and loads of mango in the season!! And also a swing under mango tree for those lazy summer afternoons, where I can read and sleep and listen to flowing water!!

As I grew up, more and more features started getting added to my dream home!! I didn’t want a big palatial home!! A home where everybody had their own space would be just fine!! But it had to be airy and well lit but not hot!! It has to have kind of laid back feeling to it!! So that you feel that you are on a permanent holiday!!

It also has to have a decent sized backyard where we can have a kitchen garden, preferably with a swing!!

And of course this home has to have a well stocked library once again with a swing where I would read my books lying down!!

Now that I have been bitten by baking and cooking bug, I would also prefer a big sunlit kitchen with a biiiig pantry to store all the exotic ingredients!! A built in oven in a modular kitchen would be just perfect!!

The home should be cool and shady in summers and warm in winters!! Probably I would also want a fireplace in living room!!

And no zatak colours for my home!! Subtle, pastel colours will be great on walls and the furniture has to feel like real wood!! And as I am a lazy ass, I would like Asian Paints guys to come over, move the furniture and my beloved swings, colour the rooms, restore everything including my beloved swings!! Thank you 🙂

You see, Mein Jyaada nahi maangti 🙂

So what’s your dream home like?


The Birthday Party……

You already know from this post that Zini completed 2 years this 31st May…..

Now, i was a bit anti-party due to following reasons:

1) If there are many guests then we have to attend them and in the process the kiddo gets neglected..

2) Zini doesn’t like being held, touched or talked to by strangers and may even start crying if any of these things happen 😦

3) And she is 2 only and won’t even remember this day when she grows up….

My idea was to bake a cake at home, cook something nice that she likes and take her to temple. But hubby & in-laws wanted to have a party & invite office people & relatives.

So finally we settled on at home party of 5 of Zini’s friends (rather Bhaiyas  & Didis) from our flats and no grown-ups, only exception was A’s Masi who stays near by & is a familiar face to Zini…

Once we decided on the nature of party, it was upto me to do the preparation…So after sending Zini to snoozeland, i went  out for the party shopping which included:

1) Baloons

2) Streamers

3) Return Gifts

4) Caps

5) Various food items

Hubby ordered a yummy chocolate cake & we were ready for the day, except for cooking…

Yummylicious Cake

Yummylicious Cake

Time of the party was set to 6 pm. So after Zini slept i did some cooking and decorated home with lights, balloons and streamers. Here are the pics.

Entrance of the venue, that is our home

Entrance of the venue, that is our home

The Party Room
The Party RoomAnother photo of the Party Room

Another photo of the Party Room

And finally at 5 pm we started cooking again, rather MIL cooked while i got Zini & myself ready. So by the time kids came, cooking was almost done…Here is the menu:

1) Mango juice

2) Chips

3) Bread Rolls

4) Pasta

5) Pao-Bhaji

6) Chocolate chips Ice-cream with choco wafers & choco sauce

So when kids came, we started playing Chupa-chupi, then it was cake cutting.

Now Zini didn’t like the whole setting, though she knew that there will be cake cutting. But she started crying loudly, so finally i blew the candles and cut the cake :(.

Here is the pic where i am managing the cake, while Zini looks on from Dadi’s hands…

Cake cutting by mummy!!!

Cake cutting by mummy!!!

But after that she enjoyed a lot, what with Cake & chips eating and Eldest of the Bhaiyas engaging other kids in a play, all of them enjoyed :). Here is the pic of the play time…

Kids playing...

Kids playing…

So finally everybody was happy because all the kids enjoyed.

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