We have immediate family in the US and that is one of the earnest driving factors for us. But things never fell in place for a long long time, either the visa’s did not get approved for some silly reason ( The officer alone knows why) or the holidays never collided. Our kids are growing up, so we need to work on our holidays revolving around the school vacations. After every 6 weeks of schooling, we do have a week and 2.5 weeks off alternatively… This break is most sought after by parents here and I am no different. With regular intervals in our system, we often enjoy the routine very much and look forward to it. So our summer holidays are limited to 6 weeks in total which in opposed to anywhere in the world is quite different. My niece’s have a brief holiday period of 3 months from Mid-May to the end of July whilst in UK, it begins after the 20th of July to end of August. It’s just 10 days of overlapping period !!! For the rest of the 10 days, we have got my brother and family with their cute little daughter who has still to begin her schooling.
To a traditional Smoothie, Introduce Coconut Milk and give it a Vegan Twist. This recipe of Blueberry Coconut Milk Smoothie is kids friendly and can be whizzed up in 5 mins.
Cranberry Mojito is absolutely refreshing and colorful, perfect as a Holiday Mocktail. Mood and festivity jazz up with this color burst mocktail.
For the first time probably in some time, I had a gadgetless break, leaving behind my phone and emails for 5 full days!!! No blogging, no facebook, no WhatsApp, no emails, no phone calls. Yes, it was intentional and I did not connect to wifi anywhere!! We visited Amsterdam for Christmas holidays, spending time with very close friends doing the bestest things in leisure, a bit of sightseeing and some shopping that includes props too.. Evenings were well spent cooking quick one pot meals and then chitchatting over the dining table for hours, talking bout yesteryears and the good fun we have had over years. Kiddos were kept occupied handing over a gadget each, leaving some peaceful time for ourselves…
Six Years Ago, I drafted my first post,around this time, this month. With no humble intention to write a fancy blog or share recipes ,I began to copy recipes from my family into drafts. But over a period, I had friends occasionally asking me, if I could share a recipe with them. As I vaguely still remember , that was the day when I let me blog post live to the public, but reverted back to personal once they tried the recipe on.