10 July, 2013

Summer Days...With Lil Dumpling!

Because it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to happen.
~ Unknown
So it's 10th day of my year long sabbatical and to tell you frankly, I have never been busier than this before! Few told me that they will expect me to post more recipes as I will have more time on hand to cook, photograph and blog the recipes! I just smiled and looked at my lil one who was sleeping in my arms, the only quiet in our home :) Once he is up, there is no way I get to do things I please ;)

Now after all these days, there is not a moment I can call my own. But I am not complaining! I feel blessed to wake up every morning and not worry about meeting project deadlines at work and other hundred things that revolves around work. I wake up with a smile on my face and look forward to spending many happy hours with Lil Dumpling. We colour, draw, learn our numbers and letters, talk non-stop about bugs, dinosaurs, go for long walks, play hide and seek, laugh more, sing songs, read stories, make our own stories, dance silly, cook together, talk a lot, make bubbles, splash water and create many happy memories! I am eternally thankful to get this chance to relive my childhood through Lil Dumpling.

Today I am going to share with you today few snippets of our life as we enjoy the high temperature, bright sun, clear blue skies, colourful flowers, white clouds and gorgeous weather! I will come back with a recipe post which has been sitting in my draft for two weeks now. So be patient with me as I live my life little more, smile and laugh little more, make new beautiful memories and love my Lil Dumpling a lot more!

And there is one more thing I wanted to share with you all. Our humble home is featured in a gorgeous blog Aalayam by Deepa and Supriya. In their own words, "Aalayam a Sanskrit work for 'a place of residence'  house our creative revelations in the vibrant world of multicultural design, art and culinary diversity. Here, we celebrate the visual and cerebral appeal of world culture." Their blog is beautiful abode with many inspirational posts on design, d├ęcor, travel, food, and everything wonderful. Do visit their blog to be inspired, awed and fall in love with their creativity! Thank you Deepa and Supriya for the feature and bringing the spotlight on our home :)

How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
~ The Eagles,

So with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Every summer has a story.
~ Unknown

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
~ Henry James

Summertime is always the best of what might be.
~ Charles Bowden

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
~ Russell Baker

Summer's lease hath all too short a date.
~ William Shakespear

Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.
~ K.D. Lang

Summer’s filled with breaking the rules, standing apart, ignoring your head, and following your heart.
~ Unknown

Summer is where the girls go barefoot and their hearts are just as free as their toes.
~ Unknown

If you are not barefoot, you’re overdressed.
~ Unknown

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.
~ Maud Hart Lovelace

Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.
~ Kellie Elmore


  1. Precious moments and lovely pictures!



  2. so colorful! just like you Sia. enjoy madi.

  3. superb photographs....

  4. your photography skill is amazing :) esp the ur son inside the tub and water splutters :) wow great capture :)

  5. great pics Sia and loved reading through your post :-)

  6. Gorgeous Pics! Have loads of fun with the little one :)

  7. Gorgeous pics! have loads of fun with the little one! :)

  8. Dear Sia,

    So happy to see the lovely photos of your darling little one... how wonderful that you can be home now, as this time flies so quickly, I know! Wishing you all the best!


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