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Banana stem, banana blossom, gondhoraj lemon, moringa flowers, some ten types of grasses that I had never seen before (calling them grass, will be saag once we eat them), unknown tubers, pumpkin flowers and leaves, jicama, For some reason, the most bountiful haat in whole of Delhi is in a haat that is in such a back of beyond place.I take a space shuttle to get home, wonder how all these veggies make it here and why here! Dignissim convallis aenean et tortor at risus viverra adipiscing at.This weekend, Australia, like many countries around the world, celebrates her Mums. Dignissim convallis aenean et tortor at risus viverra adipiscing at.
The nicest things this year have been really small, but very important: someone saying ‘thanks so much for that recipe’, or ‘your children are a credit to you’, so I’m definitely going to be going out of my way to give credit where it’s due in 2013. No resolutions, but in 2013, I’ll be having fun, paying compliments, adding to those precious snapshots and looking up to people who deserve it – like, for example, my wonderful Disreputable Dad who is perpetually kind, funny, a wonderful Grandad, and a tiny bit naughty, who got engaged on Christmas Day. Congratulations Dad and my soon to be stepmum (she hates that, sorry)!
I’ve learned that some people – people that you might have known and looked up to your whole life – are actually not worth looking up to. I’m often saying to the boys that there are maybe things going on behind the scenes that you don’t know about, but hey, even if it’s just as simple as people doing things differently to you, that’s fine. Do what YOU feel right doing, and don’t listen to anyone else if you don’t want to.
I’ve also learned that it feels fabulous to pay it forward.
In our family, we made a concerted effort to ensure the Grandparents visited us in our host country so they could realistically imagine us in our day-to-day lives.
I know this is not possible for everyone thus highlighting the importance of ‘The Home Visit.’ Although exhausting, they are vital for fostering and maintaining relationships. Thanks to the likes of Skype and Face Time, we could chat with Aunties & Uncles from time to time and quick 5-second videos provided hours of entertainment as Cousins learned to walk, talk or swim.