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So we went camping on new year eve, among all the confusions and a plan of finally being at home with 2-3 friends turned into a last minute camping plan… a new tent was bought, the food packed… multiple calls made to various people coming and off we went… only hitch was that I was worried as this was Ojas’s first camping and there was no other kid to accompany him but still we went starting me cursing the friend who made this last minute plan but secretly looking forward to it and slowly getting into the groove…

We went to a friend friends farmhouse some 50Kms ahead of Hosur and located in undulating plains with a few rocky hills around, it was just lovely…

The car heading to the camping spot

We reached there just before sunset, thanks to the fast driving of the friend and the rock solid hugging to ground Fortuner that he had…. and got started to pitch the tents and what fun it was…everyone was excited including ojas infact he was the most excited one

And got to what we do the best… making chai ๐Ÿ˜› its simply not possible to not have chai when me, V and M are around ๐Ÿ˜‰

and like my header says nothing tastes better than chai made on a chulha

After the chai we just settled down with some bonfire, potatoes and onions roasting in it, some drinks and singing along for fun… inbetween trying to get Ojas entertained… and what fun it was… heating the food we carried around the bonfire wrapped in silver foil… and at 12 happy new years were said to each other and we all happily slept tucked inside our sleeping bags…

And waking up to birds chirping and a lovely fog outside away from civilization I don’t think we could have started the decade in a better way ofcourse there was chai which was missing and we quickly corrected it by making a fresh cup again ๐Ÿ˜€


the morning cup of chai on chulha

We did a small walk/trek post the chai, had bread cheese bhujiya sandwich for breakfast and started back, all in all a very very fine new year eve and the first day of the decade… and I was so glad my son enjoyed camping… ย So how was your new year eve, what did u do? partied or chilled out

Last week I also met Meira who was in Bangalore for a day along with Shruti and the famous TS… now I have met Meira before and I love her but trust me guys TS is cooler than sheย potraysย him on the blog ๐Ÿ˜‰ Shruti also brought along with her the gifts that I won on 400th post giveway… thank u darling they are lovely


penstand, chumbak playing cards, chumbak bookmarks and a lovely pair of earrings

and shruti ojas decided to fulfill ur wishes by wearing the flower ๐Ÿ˜‰

handmade flower ofcourse by Shruti

And now to the most important part of the post… the resolutions… I know its rather late in the new year (4 days are long no?) to write this but I just didnt get the time to do it before… So the year 2011 has been declared as a year of health and love by me… so there are top 2 resolutions are

  • Spend quality time with N and with O and also together as a family : sounds funny but yes after Ojas we really never get around to spend so much time as a couple as we would like to… so now we have decided we will have a date every week on any of the weekday nights… a late night movie.. a quite dinner, a drink on the terrace anything without ojas ofcourse ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I am dedicating Friday lunch or evening coffee with my date with the younger man i.e ojas ๐Ÿ™‚ and weekend is family time… no work… no being online (atleast I am gonna try and limit the time to checking tweets on phone once in a while only)
  • Health, Health, Health : ย This ofcourse includes lose weigh but also includes much more.. the BP, the reflux, the acidity, the stamina, the dammed knee, the neck and the overall fitness. This will be year with focus on health thru and thru

So what are your new year resolutions? And generally how have u been folks? Long time no?