Remember last year when I said that Pallavi and I had a chance to meet up after a year and a half? That was the sad state of our meet ups. However, this year things have been different in the very best way. Pallavi and I have had the chance to catch up multiple times. Most recently, we have caught up 3 times in 3 months and thats a HUGE improvement from our previous state.
First meet with the kiddos
Being a stay at home mom, I have had the opportunity to come to my parents place in Navi Mumbai quite frequently, and Pallavi, for the weekdays, stays may be 20 mins away. We alternated between meeting up either at her place or mine and I cannot describe how wonderful it felt to be able to do that. Whatsapp allows us to be updated on each others’ lives but nothing can replace a face to face meeting.
Our meets took me back to our childhood in Thailand where we spent countless afternoons, evenings and nights at each others’ places gossiping, reading, napping, eating, watching movies, etc. Parents wouldn’t worry about our whereabouts because they knew we had the company of each other. Our talks would be on the most random topics that would make just perfect sense to us. It was similar this time we talked about anything and everything. It’s surreal that we still talk the same way even with our kids around. I think when it comes to childhood friends, you immediately let go of all your inhibitions and become the same kiddo again.
Proof of poor Selfie skills
I hope to make my visits to Navi Mumbai more frequently and that those trips involve a meet up with Pallavi. Once a chaddi buddy (childhood buddy) always a chaddi buddy. 🙂
P.S. Please excuse our pictures, we, suddenly, have become the worst picture takers.
We spent a relatively normal weekend this past week, and headed out to our farm with a few friends for a day trip. My hubby is usually taking care of meetings over the weekend as well, so we just manage to go out for dinner or a movie once in a while. So, it was a great way to just take a break from work-there was literally no phone reception- and catch up. We headed to Niphad, which is approximately an hour’s drive from Nasik, picking up lunch on the way.
Lunch was tandoori chicken, curry, bhakris and rice along with a selection of juices. I usually remember to take photos of food after we are done eating, so unfortunately there are none to share of the seriously yummy dhaba food.
The kids playground for the day
And since most of us have small kids, it was the perfect venue for them to enjoy as well, and enjoy they did. They spent the entire time running around and playing with rocks and what have you, only to take a break for snacks or water. My son is obsessed with cows and dogs and my father in law takes him out daily over the weekend to look at them. So, he was simply delighted to see a few a cows grazing and a couple of dogs lounging about.
Where to run next?
Hubby and baby as we explore
Considering how we are the worst planners, taking hours to just get a dinner outing confirmed, it was really great that everyone managed to keep aside the entire day to head out.
So we finally met up and that too at Cafe Coffee Day or CCD as it is popularly know. Yes, we did pick the place so it could coincide with the blog. Plus, it does serve some delicious coffee and masala chai.
Meet in Thailand or in India, we are pretty much the same. It always involves eating, talking/gossiping and shopping. And a mini photo-session. It definitely was a fun day.
Just wish the shopping was a little better. We hardly ended up picking anything, which is always disappointing.
Reunion at Cafe Coffee Day
Here are few additional snapshots from that day.
We do love silly faces and our silly selves
How was your week?