I did two new things in the second last weekend of 2013.
1. I sat in an open air double decker bus for the first time in my life
2. I actually saw what a cheese platter looks like!
and thanks to RD for both the experiences 🙂
On Saturday, we went to R’s school who had some major exhibition ongoing for older children and they said the offices are closed and so the fee book matter is still a sword hanging in the air 😦
Anyways that evening, RD had this super plan in place which he wanted to surprise us with..now the thing with RD is, he plans a surprise, and then he gets so excited about it, that he really cant hide it..and then he will keep dropping these not-so-subtle clues all the while and when I really refuse to figure out what it is (arey surprise hai to rehene de na) he is like you are not excited *rolls eyes* Anyways, so what we did on Saturday evening was
We got a train and reached Churchgate. Walked till Gateway of India and boarded a Nilambari bus. Yayayayayyayay!
For those of you who haven’t tried it, PLEASE DO! Its totally worth the Rs.180. Whether its the cold breeze blowing, or the tree tops kissing your head or the sights and sounds of Mumbai. Its worth everything. I know its a tad bit expensive for an hour, but I think its totally worth it.
The lady guide in the saree, was really giving such awesome history about Mumbai, though I would have loved if she was a little more dynamic..she spoke in the same monotonous voice, but that apart, I think it was a fantastic ride…so many things I didnt know about Bombay, the origin of Walkeshwar and BanGanga, and the fact that Bombay was given as dowry to the Portuguese by the British who gave it back and the history of the highcourt and the fact that Eeros Cinema as a dancing hall with springs attached (did I hear that right?) it was an awesome experience.
R and RD sat together and R was a bit disappointed by the fact that the bus wasnt going fast 🙂 But she enjoyed the views, the breeze, the touching the branches of trees and the experience on the whole.
After the bus ride, RD took us to this awesome place for dinner known as ‘Indigo Deli’ He didnt tell me in advance because he knew I would otherwise crib about the expensive place and all that. But the place was awesome. Amazing food and nice service.
R went off to sleep in the middle of the meal, but RD and I had a good time. And he got me cheese platter. You know that big plate which has like different kinds of cheese which you can eat. I have NEVER EVER seen a cheese platter in my life.
While growing up, cheese was this rare entity in the house. It was expensive and whenever we got it, Cousin K, RMB and I used to say its ‘gold’. We used to save EVERY bit of it and use it judiciously. We used to wipe the grate CLEAN so that not even a speck of the cheese was lost.
So imagine my state when I saw an ENTIRE PLATE OF CHEESE. I just couldnt even eat it :):) I was staring at it for like 5 minutes :):)
Anyways, that and the yummy tomato soup and the awesome pasta, pretty much made the SAturday evening memorable. We even got a fast train back home 🙂
So now I can proudly say that I have had a CHEESE PLATTER..yayayayay!