Two boys and me on a long haul… Where have I been the last 2 months? This has been one of my best summers in a long while both, in London and in Los Angeles. I had a slew of visitors in London prior to leaving with the boys to California in July and as […]

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Fast Forward – Rewind Since the boys have been born hubby and I have viewed a numerous number of nursery and primary schools. The very first one we viewed was when the boys were 4 months. 3 years later we are still at it. The boys are currently in a very good nursery/pre-prep school in […]

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So I was working out at the gym with a friend last week.  I was working on the ‘wood chopper’ and got a little lax while ‘chatting’ with my friend. There was a sweet-faced, Indian lady, perhaps in her late 50’s or early 60’s (oooh… I hate guessing ages) working out just behind me. I […]

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  I am thoroughly enjoying this age and stage that the boys are in.  Their sentences are so well-formed that every time they say something new, it throws me off guard.  Most of the time I just burst out laughing at the things they come up with. But what really makes my heart skip a […]

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I bow down to you, Srimati Navabhai Punjabi. I could not have known a more real woman of substance than my husband’s late paternal grandmother. Having never lived with my own grandparents and only visited them during summer holidays, I had never really understood what it was like to live with a grandparent until I […]

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We were at Regents’ Park on Sunday morning for a kiddie football lesson.  It was the first sunny and relatively warm day we have had in a while, so all four of us went. A stunning day indeed, the boys were happy to be out running around and tumbling down the hill with their buddies. […]

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Does it? On Sunday I watched ‘Piku‘, a new Bollywood movie starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan and Moushumi Chatterjee.  The movie is directed by Shoojit Sircar, famed for Madras Cafe and Vicky Donor. The story revolves around an ageing, widowed father (Amitabh Bachchan) and his single, career-driven daughter (Deepika).  It is a very well-directed movie, with an […]

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I have been certified now officially as a  ‘Creature of Habit’. With a background in wedding planning and then being a twin mum I just have to be organised, or at least pretend to be.  I have schedules and time tables.  I need everything to run like clock-work because there is a lot I would […]

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Day 10 ————— In our busy and hectic lives, sometimes we forget to stop and smile, hold back a laugh, or get pulled down by unhappy people. Then we have the continuous depressing reality of the world at large with senseless murders, wars, etc. and the wrath of Mother Nature. Not too long ago there […]

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If you are exhausted by the word “vote”, don’t read any further. But if you want to know why this is relevant to you, stay with me. I write this as Jon Stewart in New York (The Daily Show) is interviewed by Channel 4 news tonight, live. His prediction for the election outcome is that […]

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