Tuesday, September 17, 2013

London is a bad habit....

"London is a bad habit,one hates  to lose"...I came across this quote by  William Sansom just I was exiting The Shard in London,and realised how much I could relate to it.True,I have been to London only twice,which is not really enough for it to become a habit,but I tend to be ready for the next London plan always:-)

Following some pics could give you an idea,why it is worth visiting London.













And these pics cant really define how wonderful it feels to simply walk along Thames,coffee in your hand:)
I am pretty sure that when I will be ending my stay in UK,I would be the one hating to lose my London Habit....The only compensation would be getting back to my childhood bad habit,Mumbai:)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Feels Good.....

You are working on your desk when your extension rings...you pick it and its a colleague who is part of your lunch group....

He :  "Hey,wanted to ask you something"
You : "Ya ya,go ahead"
He : "You know how to make palak paneer right?You had brought one day..."

You smile to yourself,quite expecting the next question "Teach me please,I am trying to make that"

You : "Yes,I can"
He : "Great,I was wondering if you would like to come to my house and make it next week?"

And you think,"Whaaaaatt??To satisfy his taste buds??No way!!"

You : "Errmm...i....eerrmmm"

He : "Arey listen,next week I am planning a get-together at my house and I am asking the specialists to cook their speciality.I will provide all ingredients...There will be many things then...and all will be together"

You,smiling again:-):-)

You : "But why...any special reason?"

He : "No No..just like that,making a weekend interesting "

And frankly,what the rest of the conversation was,didnt matter.Beacuse what kind of stuck on my mind was
"specialists to cook their speciality"

Of course,you like what you cook and he still might well end up having a great taste in the mouth,but this knid of hinted appreciation..really feels good!!:)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

And Then It happened!!

So my previous post highlighted some of the things I came to know or learned after arriving in UK.But there was one thing I had read before coming to Derby.Derby is famous as the most haunted town in UK,and trust me that knowledge had caused some kind of panic in me.But then I shooed away all scary thoughts thinking there is no such thing and quite forgot about all this after I landed here.

But then one day,it happened.

I was at the local hospital registering for the GP.As most places in UK it was not very crowded and the nurse in-charge had given me a form to be filled.As I sat on the desk filling the form,I heard the automatic door open .I looked up and there was nobody to be seen coming in or going out.My heart did skip a beat.I stared at the door,hoping there will be someone around.I just had to confirm someone did come in or go out.But there was no one.Then I hoped that it was a faulty mechanism and it would happen again.But it didn't happen.That was it.That was when all the scary thoughts came pouring back to my mind.I somehow completed the form and rushed out of that place.

And I continue to feel scared crossing that area.I know I shouldn't worry much about these things but sometimes cant help it:(

P.S:Thank God for Hanuman Chalisa:):)