On turning 30 …

I am 30 today. Life is wonderful. I have never regretted getting older and saying goodbye to a certain year of my life. But this time, it felt rather bittersweet. Cause this time I turned the big 30, and had to bid farewell to a decade of my twenties filled with unbelievable experiences and life…

My wishful trail of thoughts …

Baking cakes and lasagna, taking out the recyclables, (still) unpacking some boxes, mopping the floors, making pasta lunches, stocking the pantry, folding little pjs, wiping runny noses, cleaning the sandy car. Whiling away the hours in simple, honest, real work. Sometimes i crave for what’s “out there” and feel more full and more alive. Other…

Little Gardeners

These days, I am often found (whenever i can sneak a couple of minutes) perched on the steps of our wooden deck, soaking up the last of the summer sun, dreaming of growing a veggie garden of sorts, contemplating all the hindrances I face. Right now our backyard tells a story of untamed grass and…

My happy list, if you may.

To say life is hectic these days, would be an understatement. Don’t let the photos and posts fool you, I have never been more exhausted in my life. No matter how much i tell myself to let go, the pursuit of perfection (or the best I can do) doesn’t let me sit for many hours…

We Walk into the Wild …

Some days we step away from all that is structured and organized, planned and curated, and find our way through winding, tangled, growing places. Breathing in the clear, cool air and blowing away the cobwebs. There is mystery and charm in exploring instinctively, without any harnesses. In succumbing to the wild and being utterly fascinated…

Whats for Dinner :: Chicken Curry with Peppers

Inspiration seldom strikes on a day when all you did was unload the dishwasher, made the beds, screamed at the kids, and ignored the pile of laundry sitting in the dryer crying out to be folded and put away. Despite my continuous hours of laboring away in the house these past weeks — cleaning, arranging,…

Autumn in my backyard

I have always had a soft spot for Autumn. The season of fresh, cool air and crimson leaves. Its a humble season which gives us a chance to slow down after the happenings of the long summer, and also to nourish and prepare ourselves for the incoming ruthless winters. Its the season of full sleeves…

Beaching at the Brighton

I was craving for a trip to the ocean this weekend. To walk along the coast, feel the coarse sand between my toes, hear the waves roar and crash, watch the kids make sand castles and dip their toes (and head in Hamza’s case) in the water. Salt air was calling. So, on Saturday, after…

Taking Stock

I am going to start a new series on the blog, Taking Stock, which is actually the brain child of Pip from Meet me at Mikes (her blog is brilliant, you should check it out!). I plan to make it a monthly ritual. I feel that it goes really well with the kind of stuff that i…

Feels like Home.

For the past few weeks, we were living right in the heart of the city in an apartment many levels up in the sky, with a beautiful view of some of the famous city landmarks and the maze of roads and city blocks. Each morning after husband went to work, I would put the boys…

Scenes from Eureka :: Top of Melbourne

These days: Grabbing life with both hands and living the hell out of it! City views from the highest building in Melbourne, as pictured on one night during this week. When photos say so much themselves, words fail. Similar Posts: Life in the city Melbourne Laneways

Life in the city :: Arcades edition

Funny story: today on my way back to the apartment from one of our strolls around the city, I was stopped by a middle aged local woman, who was apparently lost and asked me for directions to the Flinders Station. ME. Who is always pushing the stroller with one hand and catching up on google…