While thinking for the most appropriate title for my first post in many months, this word popped up and stayed in mind.
I feel extremely guilty for not having given time and space for this little blog of mine. I started this blog with the primary intention of sharing 2 passions of mine – Interior Design and Writing. However, during the course of this year I allowed myself to get used to the mundane – with very very little time for creativity.
As we draw nearer to the end of 2014, I find that I need this blog as an outlet – to sustain these passions of mine. So, going back to the title of this post – I really hope to REVIVE this blog in the coming year, a little by little.
My husband and I felt that it was about time we needed a short vacation, to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and of course, the stress of work but most importantly the sweltering Indian Summer. We didn’t have to look too far. Along with a couple of friends we spent this much needed break in the lovely and quaint, Kodaikanal.
Apart from the disastrous journey by bus ( Strongly do not recommend this mode of transport to those travelling from Chennai), the weather was AMAZING. Wish I could have stayed for longer – but work beckons. Sigh.
I will agree with much shame, that I have been hopelessly boring in terms of updating my blog. Truth be told, I had lost the creative spark since I’ve been focusing my time and energy into moving. Honestly – I did not prepare myself for the ‘adventures’ of moving. All in all, we’ve had a fun time moving in and setting up house…
Here’s a little picture of our home, before and after.Hope you have a great Saturday!!! :)
I am super excited that Christmas Season has begun…for many reasons. To start, it’s my first Christmas with my husband. Second, we will be celebrating our first anniversary at the end of the month, and Third, we are moving into our OWN new home. :) I feel really blessed that we are the owners of a beautiful new apartment and I cant wait to get started on the interiors. – Over the course of the next few weeks will share with you the before and after work. But as always, so much to do, so little time! I hope I get everything done by the end of the month. Can’t wait to ring in the New Year in my New Home. :)
Who doesn’t love visiting their home town? When I was a child, my mother would take me every two months to Fort Cochin, Kerala – the place where she was born and where she grew up. I spent every summer of my childhood playing at the once-beautiful beach, eating amazing and fresh sea food, getting chewed by mosquitoes, and reading old copies of Hello Magazine, courtesy my Ammachi, (Grandmum).
Unfortunately, ever since my Ammachi passed away over a decade ago, the trips have become shorter and fewer. But we endeavor to make a trip at least once a year. This time, it was a reunion of sorts with family flying in from abroad. And it was also the first time I was going back with my new husband. :)
Needless to say, we had an AMAZING time and as always. complained about how short a vacation it was. :)
Kochi or Cochin has changed in leaps and bounds – that’s the thing with tourism, you see growth and lots of change. Old houses converted into new hotels, old eating joints into new trendy restaurants. But no matter the influx of change, the beauty of Kochi will always remain.
So, here are a few pictures of My Kochi – The Way it was & The Way it is. :)
The Beach at one point of time had completely disappeared – as you can see, it’s slowly coming back.
The famous and historic Cochin Fishing Nets
As fresh as it gets! The first catch of the day – staight from the sea
Its amazing how quickly he transferred the live crabs from one box to the other
My Ammachi’s beautiful 400 year old Dutch home
Ammachi’s favoutite part of the house – her little verandah, where she had many conversations with friends and those who simply passed by.
Thakur House, by the beach.
David Hall – Now an Art Gallery
The St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi, was originally built in 1503 and is the oldest European church in India. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 his body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to Lisbon
One of the many homes converted into a boutique home stay
The Malabar House Hotel – Old house converted into an exquisite boutique hotel.
Hello!!! This is just a shoutout to let you know that I am alive and well, and that I have every intention to keep this blog of mine going. :) Work, amonsgt many other things has kept me occupied and I also had the rather unpleasant fortune of food poisoning. But now, I am fit and fine, ready for more wine. I want to also invite you to visit my profile on Pinterest (Susie Rohan). I’ve been obsessed with all things Pinterest and will be sharing some amazing finds on my blog as well. Adios, until then.
My latest colour obsession is the pairing of Black and Yellow. I just love how basic black can be brought to life with pop colours, especially yellow. Sharing a few spaces that have wowed me. Enjoy! :)