I am so excited about my new blog cover page that I decided to blog about it! While it might look like a simple collage to you, it has taken me quite a lot of effort and time to make it. The collage part was easy (software suggested by my 9-year old son!) but choosing the ‘perfect’ photograph out of the thousands that we keep clicking away aimlessly was a humongous effort. (Almost made me miss those days of the classic camera roll with standard 36 prints and 3 limited albums to pick photos from!)
Let’s start with the topmost left-hand side corner image ‘SUMMER’. Now I do have a special relationship with these line of clothes as they make me look exactly who I am and keep me comfortable and happy. Selling these clothes as a small part-time business from home has helped me boost my confidence, given me an opportunity to meet new people and make a little pocket money! Read about my SUMMER affair out here.
My new love for baking is evident from the cakes and breads huddled in the left hand side corner. Somehow baking gives me the kind of pleasure and appreciation that normal cooking methods of frying, boiling, roasting just cannot! Check out the pride in my face as I hold up my very first and formal ‘roti’ in my kitchen in London. I had to crop that photo to eliminate all the mess that I had created around me in the process! Want to read about my baking hits and misses?
An old saree-clad picture of me from my modelling days brings back sweet memories from a carefree world and considering the title of my blog, I just had to have it there! Que sera sera whatever will be will be….
Last but not the least are pictures with my family. With my husband during one of our lucky night-outs in London and us again 10 years before that taken as part of my portfolio shoot. Then the one taken in with both my sons falling on my back on a lazy day in Wales and then another with them swimming in the sea on a perfect summer’s day. I loved this completely natural photograph taken of the whole family as we stepped out of our tents for an early morning breakfast at Palm Beach camp. But my favourite is the one in Disneyland where we celebrated my little boy’s 5th birthday. Most of my blog posts centre around my children but I thought of mentioning this special one written by the junior blogger.
So that is me from Miss India to Motherhood!