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Lockdown Snippets : #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

 

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Yoga every morning. Keeping me sane, happy and centred.

 

 

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Donuts put together by the 11 year-old. I have no idea how these are made. But they taste divine.

 

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Coffee and donuts go hand in hand. This is the viral Dalgona coffee, which we in India have been having since we were kids. We call it “Pheti hui coffee”, essentially beaten coffee And some one in Korea goes and renames it Dalgona and it becomes viral. So much for social media.
Well, this is a hot version and not the cold one.

 

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A Vegan Pasta salad whipped with ingredients from our terrace garden- oregano, basil, cherry tomatoes and some from the green grocers.
By yours truly.

 

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Zoom calls like these with our friends across the globe keeping us contented and joyous. My Dad who is a dapper 80 year old is managing home fabulously all by himself, comes on a video call with me every day too. Bless this gorgeous man!

 

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Friends enjoying their evening sundowner, a hearty cup of chai/tea amidst surreal skies. This one’s my personal favourite.

 

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Curtains drawn to the previous picture. Sunsets like these <3
Picture Courtesy: Pranay, a very young, enterprising boy. The above friend’s son.

 

 

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Yes, let’s not please. There is so much we can do while staying at home. The planet is healing. Allow it to be.

 

 

LOCKDOWN SNIPPETS

 

Here are a few things that we have been upto, all during this 21-day lockdown. And yes, there’s more. We work from home diligently every morning from 10 A.M. to about 6 P.M, some times a little more. We also take a lot of reading breaks. And yes, I haven’t watched so much TV in over a decade, as I am watching now. Including the news. Oh! Blimey! Evenings, mostly weekend evenings, are reserved as the family entertainment time- watching a flick or two, or dumb chardes and scrabble if we please.  Watched A Star is Born again with the DH and Aladdin with the girls. Both really lovely!

I’ve already baked two kinds of healthy cakes – banana and carrot; both with copious amounts of walnuts, and no refined flour- just healthy oats flour. The younger poppet rustles up a dish or two ever other day. I’m glad I’ve started donning my chef’s hat again. I’d taken a long sabbatical with work getting busier. 

 

Friends and Furry Children

The Zoom calls with friends and family during this lockdown is doing us wonders. It’s been great to connect with some friends I had lost touch with, owing to the busyness of life. It’s a pleasure speaking to all of them, and to know that they are keeping their heads held high. 

Another heartwarming sight is to see friends taking time to savour the sunset. I do so too, every single day. Sunrises have taken a backseat for me. I’ve always been an early riser, but this lockdown has given me the liberty to loll in bed till about 7 A.M. 

I’m loving the cuddles with my furry girls, Laila and Mishka. I guess they are thrilled to have all of us at home. I love taking them for their short evening walks (amidst the lockdown), and gathering the juicy mulberries that dot the outdoors. The purple Jacarandas are blooming again and their fragrances rises to mingle with the wispy breeze. 

 

I’m extremely grateful to be bestowed with this privileged life amidst the Corona crisis, while multiple health workers and other people toil day and night to heal us and help overcome this grave pandemic. 

Take good care everyone. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Sending you all healing light and immense love. <3 <3

 

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31 thoughts on “Lockdown Snippets : #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

  1. It’s great to know that you are staying in and staying in touch!

    I’m delighted to read your post at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Glad to know you’re enjoying life, Natasha! You are truly blessed, my friend!!

    Enjoy the good life, keep smiling and count your blessings!

    Happy #ww and a lovely week ahead to you and yours.
    Stay safe and take care,
    Esha

  3. We’ve been retired for years so this lock-down isn’t really affecting us that much. We’ve always been homebodies so this staying at home works for us. We do miss going to the boat though. Soon we hope.

    I hope you had a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Stay well, my friend. ♥

    1. I so hear you. Though we aren’t retired yet, but, Sandee each one of us in my family are complete homebodies. So it’s uncanny but we don’t miss a thing, and it’s been over a month now we’ve stayed inside.

      I guess it’s the extroverts who are having a tougher time.

      Our lockdown got extended to another two weeks. I guess the only thing I miss is going outdoors to cycle and being one with nature. I manage to do a bit of that when I take my furry girls for a quick walk.

      Have a fabulous new week, dear Sandee.

      Take good care. Much love. <3

  4. Such a positive post amidst all this chaos. By the way, did your 11-year-old actually made those doughnuts?? Unbelievable! So talented, yaar. And yes, the ‘pheti hui coffee’ rang a bell. 🙂
    This is truly a period of metamorphosis for all of us. Life is never going to be the same again after this ends. Hopefully, all of us will emerge wiser and with more value for everything that we always took for granted.

    1. Yes, the did. She keeps making unique stuff, inspired always on her own.

      Yes, I hope so too and that we don’t go back to taking Mother Nature for granted again. But knowing how we operate chances are tad slim.

  5. As always, you post makes me so happy and positive.

    Nice to see you looking at the bright side this lockdown and making the most of it! I’ve been trying my best to get past this in the sanest way possible.

    Lots of love!

    1. That I feel is the only way we can tide through this time. Look at the brighter side of life and keep our sanity intact. Enjoying this time to travel inwards, and work on healing parts of us that we never could due to the busyness we were always gripped with.

      I’m loving your lockdown snippets on Insta babes. They are absolutely delectable and heart warming. Stay beautiful always. Big love. <3

  6. Happy to know that you have adjusted well to the required life and appreciate all that it brings, Natasha.
    This time shall pass, too.
    Stay safe and take care!

    1. Absolutely. Tough times don’t last, tough people do.

      How are you doing? What are you doing to keep going between the enormity of the situation?
      Photography happening in the times of lockdown?

      Take good care, Arvind.

    1. Just start, dear Suzana and you shall get there in no time. So much so that you will love the calm and peace it brings to you.

      I joined Zina for #WW. Thank you Sweety for letting me know.

      You take goo care to dear one.

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