If you are ever stuck at home with an exacting teenager whose idea of beauty is perfectly coiffed hair, you are in trouble . It begins innocently enough. "Don't these honey - blonde high lights against dark hair looks fine mummy? We can do it at home. One box is enough and it's easy too.… Continue reading Skills I May Need Tomorrow-Hairdressing
How about a quick peek into my online teaching classes on Zoom?
Come winter and like clockwork my health flip flops in spite of every precaution I take. This time it was just a scratchy throat. I thought it would become alright; I had much faith in my legions of white blood cells. The next day my voice had transformed into a deep throaty whisper reminiscent of… Continue reading The Case Of The Vanishing Voice
January heralds my blog's third birthday. Hurray! As usual I mixed the dates of registration but WordPress didn't forget and promptly sent a congratulatory message. I was caught by surprise. The event demanded a magnificent post worthy of Blogversary Three in a timely manner. Easier said than done. Sigh! You see, one thing I've learnt… Continue reading Blogversary Three in January!
Last night neither my firebrand teen nor I could sleep. She was hyper excited, the biggest Inter School Competition was here and she had to be in school at 6 am to catch the bus. I was hyper anxious not to oversleep for she had to be in school by 6 am to catch the… Continue reading Anticipation and Preparation: To be or not to be, a helicopter parent!
I confess, I am guilty of holding on to scraps and stuff. Sometimes I keep them for sentimental reasons but mostly for the kids if they ever wish to build a spaceship in the backyard. While my family despairs at my inability to deal with my hoarding syndrome, in a twist of fate I found… Continue reading Twisted
So how outrageous do you have to be to stand out, grab eyeballs, jab the curiosity button, halt someone in their scrolling tracks? How about zombies, flamethrower and ELON MUSK the tweeter! Deadly combination, right? Ok, here is the actual tweet from his verified account that left me flustered. Well, he has a factory for… Continue reading A tweet that raised the Boring Company stakes
I've always been the curious one. I blame the books for sweeping me away into the magical world of pixies and wishing chair, solving puzzles and crimes alongside the daring Hardy Boys and the intrepid Nancy Drew. Long before Google and cable television came on scene, books were my magic portals that lead me to… Continue reading A bookworm’s guide to excellent reading…or not.
I have zombies in my mind. No, I am not a 'Walking dead ' fan (stopped watching before I was hooked). Plus this supernatural creature is not easy on the eyes as compared to let's say the swoon worthy vampire, Damon Salvatore aka Ian Somerhalder. It is just that lately zombies are all over popular… Continue reading Chasing zombies!
It was a kindergarten class and the children had just finished listening to the story rabbit and the tortoise. The hare was substituted but the story remained the same. I chanced upon them when they were about to discuss the lesson they learnt from the story. One could see the excited hands and… Continue reading A classroom tale