In-between cups of tea
Tea with shortbread melts or Rich tea biscuits is an out of this world experience. I have had cups and cups of the soul enriching drink during the lockdown and still continuing the journey. Sometimes alone, sometimes with company over the phone or a zoom call. Sometimes with a book or a movie. It’s a perfect breeding ground for ideas. Ideas brew along. The classic ginger tea aka Adrak wali chai (It’s a treat btw) is my favourite as it takes time to make and gives you more time to think. Every household has its own version of the tea. Mine is a disproportionate mix of milk and water, tea, ginger and bay leaf (aha! the secret ingredient). Life is like a cup of tea, the taste is all up to how you make it! There is a life lesson from tea, you see!
What’s for the conversation today?
The hotter, the better. The more time you take for the sips the more you slow down. I would say it’s an opportunity to slow down. Or an excuse to eat more nibbles and biscuits! Shall we talk about Valentine’s day for a bit? Am I too old for that? I don’t like that ‘age is just a number’ quote if you are thinking of stamping that on my face because everything is something after all. Age is just a number? No, age is a word. As we all know word travels fast, and it’s already out there. Happy Valentine’s day btw. Do whatever you feel like.
What are we up to?
A week ago we embarked upon our 14th wedding anniversary. I know, where did the time go? Usually we go out as a couple. However, due to the lockdown, things were not the same. Hubby made a very special fish dish and I made some of his favourite veggies! A dish that is a hit with our children too because that makes your life easy. We decided to go for a drive as a family in the afternoon and I took an amazing nap later on. Afternoon naps are a treat, they are so refreshing!
I am reading a book called ‘The Midnight Library’ and it’s so poetic and philosophical. Almost every line has a deeper meaning. I thought I let you know as you might give it a go as well. Sharing a quote from the book:
‘It’s an easy game to play,’ she told Nora. ‘But a hard one to master. Every move you make opens a whole new world of possibilities…In chess, as in life, possibility is the basis of everything. Every hope, every dream, every regret, every moment of living…never underestimate the big importance of small things.”
What am I watching?
As much as I enjoyed watching Schitt’s Creek, I will always have a soft corner for shows like ‘Gullak’. Do give it a try. It’s a web series. Available on YouTube. Ye Zindagi yadon ki Gullak si! A Gullak is a hindi word for a piggybank. The title track is so soothing which talks about life, family and memories. Sometimes meanings are lost in translation so I am not attempting to translate the title song. However, when you watch the episodes they will transport you to your favourite memory. Just like a simple cup of tea takes you down the memory lane, those familiar lanes where you are with your loved ones.
Do pass it on if you’ve enjoyed reading it:-)