Sunday, October 28, 2012
At the stroke of 3 early today the clocks are turned back by 1 hour in most European countries. "Spring Forward Fall Back" is the phrase where once in Spring we turn the clocks forward by 1 hour to gain the daylight saving time to have more sunlight in the evenings after office hours and in the Fall - the last sunday of October at 3.00 AM the clocks are turned back again to standard time by 1 hour . I love this as I can sleep one hour longer in the cold dark winter mornings :-).
Posted by Shanthi at 9:01 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sekhar just came back from India today and what more can set the tone for a true festive spirit than a bag of goodies from back home and that too with a personal touch :-).
Aarti and Yuti sent me these cute personal notes along with the cute things I wished for
Thanks Yuti and Aarti for making this a totally different experience with personal messages, follow up's and by just constantly keeping in touch :-)
and this adds the Indian flavor to my bunch of bags
Happy Festivities to you all.
Posted by Shanthi at 10:05 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012
Posted by Shanthi at 2:39 AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
With dipping temperatures, outdoor activities take a back seat and the grills and the beach front dining slowly give into cozy dinners around the fire place, catching up with friends, stimulating discussions and happy times. Today we had one such fine dining with friends at Sekhar's colleague Kristoffer's home with special guests of honour.
Risotto from here
fall theme prevailed on a beautifully decorated table
Glasses ready for the legume soup to be served later
Some Cranberry Vodka in an angel glass
As the guests of honour were Vegetarians they zeroed in on an Italian dinner - Bruschettas,Tomato Mozarella cheese
followed by delicious multi Mushroom Risotto made with fresh ingredients and the aroma of Truffle oil lingering on, shredded parmesan, baked Aubergines with pesto and Asparages
and a special Italian dish for the meat lovers too
lip smacking desert with the Norwegian cloud berries collected above 1000 moh and ice cream with Krokans of caramelized hazelnuts made by elisabeth. It was just YUMM!
Tea time was desi with an Indian tea cosy covering up Indian chai
and served in this cup made by Kristoffers mother before the war in 1945Thank you Kristoffer and Elisabeth for a wonderful evening.
Posted by Shanthi at 3:36 AM
Monday, October 8, 2012
Shorter days, the touch of cold in the nights, birds flying southwards hmmmm.... not looking forward to the winter waiting around the corner. During my walks these days all my senses become active taking in as much of the sights and sounds of the Fall as possible. As they fall , they pile and crunch below the feet and paint the ground with their golden glows and rustic reds - the Autumn 'Leaves'.......
Posted by Shanthi at 1:20 AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Time flies. It feels like just recently I did my autumn post and here again I am doing this after a full year cycle. The autumn potpourri is all around and the camera goes.... here a click , there a click, everywhere a click click. The Green walls slowly turned Red, skies are lined in myriad hues and the leaves come tumbling down.....
Posted by Shanthi at 12:30 AM