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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 about. So I tweaked this one...

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 these yellow ducks perched on the...

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 classmate who had lost her father,...

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 often more than one) and moves...

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 stuff in our home : we...

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’ . Do visit the A to Z...

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 hot water. This beverage has become...

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 may be easier to capture the...

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 would shower after his long walk...

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 to replace them with a different...

A patchwork Quilt handcrafted with love #atozchallenge 16

A patchwork Quilt handcrafted with love #atozchallenge

Today is Q for Quilts as I blog about ‘Things around my house in the 7th  A to Z Challenge.  Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A quilt is a specially crafted covering made up of...

Do you really need a pregnancy pillow?  #atozchallenge 16

Do you really need a pregnancy pillow? #atozchallenge

My theme for the 7th  A to Z Challenge  is ‘ Things around My House’. Today is P for Pregnancy Pillow.  Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you really need a pregnancy pillow? Anyone who knows...

O is for the Ostrich egg #atoz challenge 17

O is for the Ostrich egg #atoz challenge

I’m participating with over 1000 bloggers in the 7th  A to Z Challenge  and will be blogging the whole of April about the ‘ Things around My House’, from A to Z. Today is O for Ostrich Egg Do visit...

The best nail file for perfect nails #a to z Challenge 22

The best nail file for perfect nails #a to z Challenge

I’m participating with over 1000 bloggers in the 7th  A to Z Challenge  and will be blogging the whole of April about the ‘ Things around My House’, from A to Z.  My Nail file is my pride and joy....

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