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I’m back! The last few weeks we were in India visiting family. We had loads of fun. The kids got some much needed grandparent bonding time. And for moi, lots of inspiration.
It has been a week now; we are slowly falling back into our schedule. To tell ya the truth getting back to writing has been the toughest thing so far! Seriously, the writing part of the blogging equation has always been the easiest for me. Now, the thought of actually writing regularly after a long break is daunting. I know, it is just a little starting trouble. There is no way I can not show you all the finds and sights from our trip and of course the big guest bedroom reveal and an update to my son’s room that I had all wrapped up before the break.
As I get back into my groove I (my writing) might sound a bit rusty. So please bear with me . 🙂
First up all the goodies from India.
We found everything except for the mask, which was my sister’s gift from Venice (she and her family were holidaying in Europe over the break) while antiquing in Jew Street in Fort Kochi. Here’s another shot.
No worries, this is just a heads up post. I’ll do a detailed post on all of these sights/finds later.
Even though I’m from the area strangely enough I had never been to Fort Kochi, a famous historical center and port, before. The Chinese fishing nets (shore operated lift nets) along the backwaters are the trademarks of this enchanting place.
In Fort Kochi we also visited India’s first ever Biennale, a contemporary art exhibition.
Then there’s more shopping and decorating news and even some home tours.
And of course gotta share pics of our beautiful village in rural Kerala.
Can you believe this is right outside our place?
This used be a huge granite hill that was quarried out. Feel free to ignore my monkey #1 smirking away as he didn’t like me disturbing their skipping stones session.
All this and more in the coming days…. So stay tuned.
Bindu Mallela says
Hope u had a great trip, thanks for sharing the pics.
Loved all the antiquing finds,can’t wait for a detailed post.
Nice trip for you and the family, and looking forward to the next post.
Thank you Sue.
Hey Vidya. yay…u r back :)) I have been following ur blog for sometime now n enjoy everything about it. Missed u the last couple of weeks(no disrespect to ur guest posts). U do inspire me, someone with no particular talents, to think n act creatively.Even makes me ambitious enough to start a blog of my own some day. Keep up the great job you are doing. Looking forward to read more about ur kerala/india trip n the loot.
Aww…thank you so much Archana. That’s one of the best welcomes I’ve received. Hope to see you around more.
Simply love your recent finds from Kochi. I spy a cute looking bharani in the background 🙂 Keep up with the good work !!!
Thank you Subasri. That bharani is my mom’s. Didn’t have the courage to bring the larger ones in the check in luggage for fear of breaking them.
Love your finds. Picked up similar things myself- just returned from Bombay. Totally envious of the mancala board though. I searched and searched for one and could not find it this time.
Did you? What all did you get? I just knew it was an old game but didn’t even know what the board was called when I got it. The kiddos had to tell me what it was! 🙂
I picked up a rickshaw made by a roadside vendor out of wire, an old barber mirror, some unique whistles, some “antiques” from Bombay’s chor bazaar, a Bombay taxi meter. What struck me about your gameboard is that my grandmother had one and we used to fill it with the red seeds from Kerala- you may have done a post about them on your blog. And we would play the game during our summer break… I’ll send you a pic of some of the stuff I picked up. 🙂 Awaiting your detailed post on all your finds.
That sounds great Meera. Rickshaw made of wire and the Bombay taximeter is way too cool. Do send in pics.