Today 

Hey readers, I know it’s been quite a long time since I last posted here, I am very much active on Facebook, it’s almost like a daily regime, I know I should make WordPress one too, but I have had so much on my plate, I was unable to do much here lately, life has turned so many twists and turns in September, I was happy with a lot of new things but also very unhappy about a few but this is life and it has to move on to the next level. 

Today was very exciting but also tedious, I have had a lot of house chores to finish off, err wait a minute u must be wondering how I did that while I am supposed to be at work, yeah the Czechs have this really amazing thing called the service for mothers where any working mom who has got a sick child is eligible to 60% of her daily wage, well that’s the only thing that is exciting here but the downside to it is that, you have a sick daughter at home and every few hours you gotta fight with her to suck out those noodles using a vacuum cleaner out of her noise. That’s disgusting right? Talk about it! The first time I had to do that I almost threw up but hey there are perks and downsides to being a mom 😉 

Alright so, I cooked, cleaned, washed, ironed, made beds, watered my dying plants, fed and cleaned my baby, and then at 6pm I am at work for 3 hours. How cool is that? It’s like a paid vacation for all the mommas, but not for long, I am in a dilemma set in my head how it is going to be for tomorrow as I have to report to work , the dilemma though is that, my boss thinks I am coming full time whereas I wanna be there for three hours as today. Well that will get sorted out when I send a sms to my boss that I can’t make it tomorrow either. I hate to be the one to report this but I have little choice with Eli still sick. 

Right, that being said I am still traveling in the metro, waiting to go home and jump to bed. Tomorrow is yet another bright day, I am going to make some Indian chappatis and potato masala for my Indian friend and honestly I can’t wait for the Friday because we are having a work girls night out and I need that glass of wine in my hand. 

Until then, enjoy reading! 

Thanks Peeps! 🙂 

My new adventure 

Yesterday was the first day after three long years I started work! From my previous posts that I have posted I mentioned about my 20 month old daughter for whom I have been a full time stay at home mother. And yesterday was so tough for me to make that step where things between me and her will no longer remain the same. She wouldn’t see me the whole day and I wouldn’t be there for her to tuck her for her afternoon nap, or hold her when she wakes up, caress her while she sleeps, or feed her her food, play hide and seek with her. Bottom line I miss a lot of things with her! 

But hey this is life, and it has to move on, but I tried to think of her all throughout my office hours, called we during breaks and hugged her so tight when I saw as she came running toward me after my office. It was wonderful! A different feeling. I really hope she appreciates that I am doing this to secure her future, in order to help her achieve better and be a better human being. But also I want to take all my free time to help her achieve what she needs to have an to create that mother, daughter bond more stronger. 

Life is never fair, we all do not get what we want. There are huge sacrifices to make, many stepping stones to achieve, fall down but get up and have your head up high and conquer the world. That’s our human life. 🙂 

On my next post, I will talk about how exciting my new job has been though it has been just two days 🙂 

Stay tuned, happy reading!! 

Tragic lunch 

My husband cooked a really delicious pasta yesterday and for the first time and I was actually excited to take it with me to work. And unfortunately it just got too much humid as it’s supposed to be the hottest day in Czech Republic, temperatures reaching as high as 40 degrees. 

West Coast – Greek Style

Oh! Fernweh

Hello everyone! I know I said I’d talk about my Bangalore shenanigans next on here but I have something better, way better!! I have a wonderful friend who currently lives in Greece and man, has she been utilising her time there to its fullest. I drool at her pictures daily, the beaches, the orange trees, the food! Oh.my.god. So without further ado, Beaulah, fellow blogger at tête–à–tête of my memoir, takes it away with Guest Post #2!


Beautifully decorating the west coast of Greece, lies the Ionian islands, the most talked about and visited islands of Greece, making them the blue flagged islands meaning it indicates having, eco-high environmental and quality standard beaches and Marinas. The Ionian islands or the Heptanese (meaning ‘seven islands’ in Greek) are known for their clear crystal water sea, beautiful coral beaches and their traditional Greek Villages. Though I haven’t visited all seven, I have been…

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Quick Shrimp Pasta 

 

Since this is my first post on food, hope you guys like it! 

Ingredients:

1. Any type of pasta (one packet) 

2. One medium sized onion

3. Two pods garlic

4. One green/red capsicum

5. 500gms cleaned fresh shrimps

6. Chinese fish masala powder

7. Sun dried tomatoes in sunflower oil

8. Fresh mint/ basil ( I used mint) 

9. Lemon

10. Salt to taste

11. Olive oil

Preparations:

1. In a big cooking pot boil 3 litres of water with tablespoon of salt. Close the lid and bring it to boil.

2. Meanwhile, chop onions, garlic, capsicum. Chop the sundried tomatoes into thin strips.

3. Heat olive oil in a wok, once the oil is hot enough, add, garlic and fry till the you smell the aroma, add onions, capsicum and fry until almost caramelised, add shrimp, sun dried tomatoes and cook until the shrimp has shrunk and done. 

4. Sprinkle the Chinese fish masala, a pinch of salt and add the fresh mint and close the lid for 2 mins. 

5. Meanwhile, add the pasta of choice to the boiling water and close the lid and cook for 5-6 mins on high, or until done.

6. Drain the pasta, add to the shrimps and stir it until everything is mixed properly with the pasta. Drizzle olive oil on the top. Serve hot. 

Hope you all try it! Happy eating! Cheers