Inspired…!

I am a regular reader and secret admirer of Manasa’s lovely blog For The Love Of Sunshine Corners.She has a gorgeous and cosy home is an understatement. One of my favourite corners of her home is the balcony.It is small but beautiful and the feature which grabs your attention is the mango tree painted on the wall.So with due credits to Manasa for inspiring me to do this on one of my walls….

tree2tree3tree1tree4treeIt took me three hours to do this…Its not as gorgeous as Manasa’s . I hope you like it.

A summery living room

The summers are here with a vengeance and all you can do to beat it is make your surroundings cooler- the ACsĀ  are a blessing, the dessert coolers are also helpful and the smell of khus that is so soothing accompanies them,time to take out the shorts and old worn out t shirts too.Another way to beat the heat are cool summer drinks- the lassis and Rooh Afza, the Aam panaa and mango shakes…..

Not in the mood to give in, I tried to bring in the ambience of the sea shores and beaches into the house with a blue and green decor…greenshellsbgbluesphomepearlssea2seaDoes this look summerish and cool …..?

Linking in to Ivy and Elephants

Kolkata – Day 4

 

Day 4 was spent soaking up the spirit of Kolkata….the puchkas,the tram ride,the local train,the saree shopping(will do another post on that later),the Eden Garden,the Howrah bridge…..

After the tram ride

After the tram ride

The Howrah bridge

The Howrah bridge

On the local train

On the local train

 

At the historical Eden Garden

At the historical Eden Garden

kol 114Evening was spent in some saree shopping…

A heaven for saree lovers

A heaven for saree lovers

We wrapped up the day with a traditional Bengali dinner of bhaat(rice),Doi Macchh(curd fish) and railway station mutton curry.The food was authentic and delicious,the ambiance lovely and the music outstanding Rabindra Sangeet playing in the background. kol 103