Monthly Archive: April 2016

Z is  for zhanzha that tinkle when clanged  #a to z challenge 16

Z is for zhanzha that tinkle when clanged #a to z challenge

What on earth is a zhanzha? I admit that this was the toughest one of them all. With very few objects beginning with Z (apart from zipper), there aren’t too many things to write...

Three little yellow ducks all in a row # atoz challenge 12

Three little yellow ducks all in a row # atoz challenge

Yellow Ducks in a row Three little yellow ducks made of plastic are hardly the items one would expect as part of the bathroom decor of a household whose median age is 65. But...

Xmas wreaths add to Christmas cheer # atoz challenge 15

Xmas wreaths add to Christmas cheer # atoz challenge

  My first acquaintance with a wreath was rather morbid :  I was in Class 7 and our class teacher assigned me with the task of taking a wreath to the home of a...

Do you need to buy a watch winder? # a to z challenge 11

Do you need to buy a watch winder? # a to z challenge

Today is W for Watchwinder Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What on earth is a watch winder? Well, A watch winder is a device which holds a watch (or...

Why is this vase hidden in a bookshelf? #a to z challenge 21

Why is this vase hidden in a bookshelf? #a to z challenge

Today I talk about a very ordinary vase with an extraordinary past. Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By now you must have figured that we are great collectors of...

How to avoid an upturned umbrella  #atoz challenge 21

How to avoid an upturned umbrella #atoz challenge

With the sun beating down on us and  rain clouds  gathering it is time for me to bring out my Umbrella .This is my post for the the theme ‘Things around My House’ ....

The perfect tea cup for the best cup of tea ever#a to z challenge 23

The perfect tea cup for the best cup of tea ever#a to z challenge

  We have a lot to thank the Chinese for – noodles, chilli chicken and of course the cup that cheers – tea. Indeed if it weren’t for Shennong, we’d all be drinking just...

Sunrises from Mumbai # SkywatchFriday 16

Sunrises from Mumbai # SkywatchFriday

I wanted to track down sunsets for a week but somehow the sun always manages to set just when I have to get the babies wound down for the day. So I thought it...

Are these slippers fit for a king? #atoz challenge 10

Are these slippers fit for a king? #atoz challenge

My husband had an uncle who wore the original Peshwa Slippers that were soft and comfortable and had long pointed toes that curled to the top. Every evening, as part of his ritual, he...

Image for Kilim Rug 16

Enhancing my interiors with the magic of rugs#atoz challenge

  Why Rugs? Mumbai with its grime and dust is not the place for pile carpets unless your house is air conditioned. Since my old carpets were looking worn out and tired I decided...

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