Hello all you wonderful people…welcome to this space. To all my new followers who haven’t kept up with other posts in this category, this is where I give you updates about my life and tell about the news and rant about the old unchanging things. So join in the stroll and without wasting much time, let’s chat away…
Oh how stupid of me! You’ve come all this way to see me and I haven’t offered you anything to drink. Well, it’s a cold afternoon here so I might fancy a hot chocolate today, or maybe a nice cup of fruit tea (I’ve taken a strong liking to fruit teas these days, which is great). What would you like? If you are a tea lover, I have chamomile, lime and ginger, vanilla, cranberry, blueberry and Earl Grey. Take your pick and help yourself. If you are a coffee person, I only have some freshly ground coffee flavored with Irish Whiskey that I bought a small sample of, from a market recently. I also have some nice honey and oatmeal cookies and these are especially for Sudersan (click to read his blog, he writes some amazing posts; one of my most favorite posts of his from recent times is this) who requested for these the last time we met and went on this stroll.
Well, now that we have a nice drink to keep us warm, let’s walk and talk, shall we?
Life here has been demanding in many ways. I am still settling in, in some aspects. For the most part, I have found my comfort zone but work wise and with a few other minor things, I feel I need more time. I am sure things will fall in place soon though. The winter hasn’t been too bad here but the absence of sunlight gets to me at times. I had only heard of the depression some people suffer from during winters here, and now I realize it is probable! For someone who comes from a tropical country like India, this is quite a shocker!
I have finally picked up some pace with blog posts and that’s wonderful. This blog is extremely important to me and I value a lot the friendship I have struck with all you people. I was very disappointed when I couldn’t write as much for a couple of months earlier but now that things are back on track, it gives me immense happiness.
I have another small piece of news to share. I am learning how to knit these days. I learnt it from a friend and then went and bought myself knitting needles and wool and now YouTube coaches me. I managed to knit a scarf for myself and C, my flatmate and friend, loved it so much that I decided a scarf would be a wonderful gift for her birthday. Now if you have been following this space then you may know that C’s birthday has gone by but knitting takes a while, doesn’t it? So unfortunately I am still in the process of knitting her scarf but it has come out really well this far so I am looking forward to seeing the final result! I have to admit that knitting gives me the old granny feels but so what?! It is amazing that you can create things for yourself and for others 🙂
This movie screening event that I am going to every Thursday (read about by clicking here or here) is also keeping me busy and it is a good distraction from the other things that are bogging me down. If you are going though a rough phase in life because of whatever reason, make time to do things you like and learn new things to keep you occupied and enthusiastic. I swear it makes a huge difference! I didn’t know or think that distraction can be of such use through the darkest hours. But I suppose I was wrong…
Ah, look at me…I have been talking for several minutes now. Tell me, what’s going on in your life? Have you learnt anything new? How do you deal with your bad phases? Where do you draw your strength from? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments thread below.
See you soon on another Stroll.