It’s been a long time since I shared an art work by Snubnose. There have been some reasons for that. Firstly, Snubnose took a short break from art during the summer holidays and just spent the long hot days playing with her friends, swimming, and athletic classes.
The kids always expect something big for our wedding anniversary celebrations, and it’s usually pretty easy to deliver as our anniversary is just one day prior to Children’s Day in India. So, there’s always something to do.
This year, we opted to do the Sunday brunch at Limelight in Royal Orchid Hotel off Airport Road.
This loooong weekend was absolutely action-packed, and unexpected in all kinds of ways.
For one it was a 4-day holiday and I was really looking forward to the break. But it wasn’t really a holiday as I had a major project release coming up, and we were all on stand-by for testing, quality checks, and bug fixing. So, I didn’t really think it was going to be a break as such.
Surprisingly though the long weekend ended up being fairly quiet in terms of office work (needed to go in only one day), and so the other three days were devoted to all things fun,family, and festivity.
Specifically calling out festivity because we celebrated Diwali, Halloween, Karnataka Rajyotsava, and my mother-in-law’s death anniversary (not festive, but it was a pleasant day remembering her) on the long weekend.
I was scrolling through old photos on my iPhone a couple of days back when I found a gem. A photo of our darling Coco taken a couple of days before we decided to bring him home.
He was hanging around with his brother, and this photo of the two of them together just pulled at my heart. It was just a few months ago that he was this tiny little thing that I would carry in the palm of my hand, and who would nap peacefully on my lap while I read.
Every year sometime late in August, Snubnose comes to me for help on some project or the other – to make a little something special for her teacher. This year for the first time, she’s going all independent on a project of her own. The ever independent Piglet also scorned my help – scribbling out a drawing of an elephant (or was it a dinosaur for his teacher)?
Anyway, with nobody needing my help, the time hangs heavy on my hands. And hence this blog post where I list the top teacher’s pets, and teachers on books, movies, and TV.
I get to visit a lot of really cool dining joints because of the blog. But when it comes to eating out with the kids, I tend to visit the same familiar haunts pretty much all the time.
That’s primarily because of Piglet. He’s not very adventurous with his food and he’s still not at that stage where he will sit patiently while we eat. Of course, we have taken him to plenty of restaurants but we’ve ended up relying heavily on the iPad to keep him occupied. Not the best of situations. When we are all out together, I really like to have all devices put away as much as possible.
But there are some restaurants that hit the family friendly sweet spot just right, and we tend to visit them again and again. Here is a list of our favorite joints and why we love them.