I had written on February 3, 2016 that I will be going to the South of India on a visit and so I did. I spent some quality time with my siblings and cousins and also caught up with another cousin who I had last seen in 1958!
Between the 5th and the 16th inst I spent my nights in five different homes and it was exhilarating being thoroughly spoilt by all my hosts. I spent four nights with my brother Arvind, three with my sister Padmini, one each with my cousins Mohan and Kannan and two with another cousin Shankar.
The trip also included a long drive to a place near Bengaluru to visit Kannan and Mohan did an admirable job of ferrying me to and fro on seven hour long drives either way. Kannan and his family which included five dogs went to great lengths to make me very comfortable and I hope to be able to visit them again sometime soon.
Shankar and Asha had organised a dinner to catch up with other members of that branch of the family and that was a memorable evening too.
My stays with Arvind and Padmini were peaceful and quiet gave me some much needed rest and recuperation.
I was also able to connect with some cousins from my paternal side and those meetings too were full of love and affection and great hospitality.
I also caught up with other relatives and friends and with some of them had meals. Notable was the meeting with friends Nat and Pam who I had never met before but who I called on and subsequently joined for lunch along with my brother Arvind and sister in law Shanta for a great meal.
My return to Pune and home deserves another post and that will follow soon.
Bar Kannan all the people who feature in this post read my blogs and here is thanking all of them for the grand time that I had.
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Sounds like a very enjoyable trip. I have not been on nsuch a trip in many years – and not likely to again to be honest.
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I doubt very much that I will be able to go on such a trip any time soon either!
I’m glad you had a great time, and that you’re back home and blogging again. 🙂
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Happy for you that it all worked out so well but like me, I’m sure you found the bed surfing exhausting.
No place like home, is there?
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Bed surfing is a nice expression for changing one’s bed every night!
I hope all of your friends read this post—it’s nice to be acknowledged!
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oh my goodness rummy!
it sounds wonderful. but i’m tired just reading about it!
what a lovely whirlwind of a time.
pictures would have completed it nicely too!
but… not always convenient to do… so …
I shall just try to imagine it all. 🙂
I simply did not get enough time for taking photographs though the family reunion photos are all there and some on facebook put up by kin. I thought that it is best that I leave such mushy photographs out of the blog.
Welcome back, my friend! I’m so happy that you had plenty of rest and pamper :). We are blessed with happy family reunions. I love them too.
Looking forward to reading your upcoming post, then.
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You won’t have to wait for too long. Perhaps by Wednesday I should post the follow up one talking about the return and its aftermath.
It sounds as if you had a mixture of busy times and quiet days, always with good food. Sounds great!
That is exactly what I had and you have articulated it so well. Thank you.
You had a busy time.
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Yes, as well as some very relaxing moments.
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