Tiring – 4 days of travel in train and 2 days at Kerala and we were out only for 5 days..go on..do the additions..(Now you know why I want R to have RD’s mathematical genes)
Company – The company we had when we went to Kerala in the train was AWESOME!!! after a long long time we had a wonderful couple with us…aunty is a teacher while uncle has retired from the shipping industry but is doing small consulting work…the guy sitting in the other berth was a sweet fellow with a medical degree (I think a psychiatric or something) and RD, uncle, aunty and the guy had discussions on so many topics from 9.30 in the night when we boarded till 12.30 🙂 R and I were in snoozeland 🙂 next morning we talked and talked and talked…they were absolutely okay with R behaving like a rebeling monkey going up and down and down and up the berths 🙂
Food in train – Sad 😦 There was no pantry car while going to Kerala gah!
Food at home – AWESOME!!! there was sadya for both the days which was catered out since Amma’s kitchen is still non functional..and it was yummmmmmm
Amma Appa’s new house – Ahem! Idont want them to settle down in Kerala…for some reason I am still against it..but the house is awesome! maintaining the old style of one room leading to another, Appa has tried to retain all his childhood memories…the water collection system in the middle of the house, the well, the back yard, the old wooden pillars, the red flooring in the first floor, the old wooden cupboards which open up to ceramic golu toys more than 80 years old, with faded colours, the lovely wooden doors with amazing carvings…I should have done a photoshoot there…its lovely..the house, I admit very very reluctantly is really lovely 🙂
My nephews – Rahul and my cousin’s son AD are only 20 days apart..and they get along like a house on fire..literally..both want the same toys, both whack each other, both laugh and both are as cute as kids can get…we had so much fun watching them
The family – funnily loads of people had come..from both parents side and they are really really sweet people..like RD was telling me THIS is why, you should have functions like this..I am a rebel and anti social…I dont believe in family functions..but the love that overflowed is something I have learnt to cherish…this is what family is about as per RD..ah well..thats the topic for another post 🙂
The dance – I did it when I was half dead -dog tired after cleaning the ENTIRE house but I did it because RD insisted…wasnt a GREAT hit, but not bad for choregraphing it in exactly 2 hours and practising for exactly 4 hours…bro and bhabhi left from bombay for Kerala on Monday morning…I had monday night and tuesday night and tuesday early morning to choreograph and practice..for that, i think I did a decent job 🙂 and oh I danced on a malayalam song which meant RD had to translate the wordings for me 🙂 and oh for the even more curious (Read Ashwathy) its a song called Nandakumara Navaneetha chora sung by Chitra 🙂
R’s behaviour – Left much to be desired….she was at her baddest (there is no such word, but thats what her behaviour was) throwing tantrums, wanting attention, crying, fighting with Rahul for toys, wanting everything for herself 😦 etc etc…I must admit, I expected her to be better behaved..only when my Amma intervened, she behaved!
Chips – I wanted truckloads, RD wanted just some..we negotiated and got back about 2 kgs of an assorted variety :):)
The hand painted Tshirts – Were a big hit among the kiddos 🙂
All in all a short but memorable trip 🙂