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Horse-gram

Horse-gram

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Piglet’s horse riding classes are going on in full steam. His initial reluctance and fears were wiped away within the first five classes, and he’s now getting confident on his seat, even eschewing the beginner ring, and instead holding his reins to control the horse.

I have also started to feel a little more relaxed about these classes. I was nervous initially because a scared Piglet can be pretty unpredictable, but the teacher was wonderful, calming him down, and riding with him until he got comfortable.

So now that I am a little relaxed, I thought I’d spend a little time honing my till now non-existent photography skills and try to capture those free horses who are not involved in the class.

Eating out with kids

Eating out with kids

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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.

Bangalore – Heaven amidst hell

Bangalore – Heaven amidst hell

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I was on a photography trip a couple of weeks back. Only instead of taking candid shots of the kids or the pup, or lovely stuff, or verdant Cubbon Park that I like to do (and share on Instagram), I have been taking ugly photos of Bangalore, of the havoc that the heavy rains caused on our roads.

I guess I was bored stuck in traffic jams (sometimes for a record 3 hours), just to travel a 5-km wide stretch of Outer Ring Road to get to my office.

Teaser Tuesdays: A Brief History of Seven Killings

Teaser Tuesdays: A Brief History of Seven Killings

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I have been reading last year’s Man Booker award winner – A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James for the past couple of weeks. Let me tell ya, there is nothing brief about it.

A Quick n Easy Recipe for Aglio Olio Spaghetti

A Quick n Easy Recipe for Aglio Olio Spaghetti

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Last weekend, I was in a mood to try something new. It’s been ages since I experimented with Italian food – so much easier sticking to the tried and tested recipes that work when you have two small kids (and especially when one – our Piglet is such a picky eater).

But I was bored and wanted to eat aglio olio spaghetti which I’ve enjoyed in a number of restaurants lately, and thought of replicating it at home.

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

It’s been a long time since I did a Mailbox Monday post. Sadly, I have not been receiving too many books of late. I’ve been rather disenchanted with the books that I did get, and well, things have been very ho-hum when it comes to my reading lately.