Saturday, November 9, 2013

Aadu at Chennai and 2014 season

We had a quick dash to chennai to attend Ani's cousin's wedding. It was for just one night.
This was Aadu's longest travel by road. Though we wanted to show him the beach but our schedule was just too tight.... Ani's dad also accompanied us!

We had a great accommodation arranged for us at the Greenpark @ Vadapalani by Ani's mama. Thanks to him !

We started by 7.45AM and reached by 2PM. Thankfully the venue was very close Sriperambattur highway. Also we used Google Maps to its fullest to reach to our destination perfectly within the city.

After the marriage and lunch we started back by 1.30PM and reached Bangalore by 7.30PM

Hope to have more updates by year end.

Run Updates:
On the running front, I'll be starting of training for the 2014 season. This will be after 5 years. Hope to get back in shape by year end. Plan to do two marathons (41KM) and two halfs (21KM) in 2014. Aurovile Half in February will be the first one to start with, one full in Hyd, Kaveri (half/full) and hope to end with Mumbai 2015.

I'll be finally buying cycle for my cross training. Hope to cycle to office twice a week.

The idea is to be back to 2009 fitness levels :) and hope to add more running/cycling posts soon.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Mottai Boss

Last Sunday Aadu gave his hair offerings at our family temple, in Paingandu (near Manargudi).

We were expecting a little resistance but he did not move an inch. He was already prepared by his patti so in fact he actually expecting and was waiting for it to happen.

Since it was a long weekend we left for Trichy (My granny's hometown) on Friday noon and checked into Hotel Sangam. Pretty good place and some good deals from Agoda. We just lazed that evening and shopped some at the nearby Max store. Then we ate "Vattakoimba" Rice with "Potato" for the night and it was a refreshing change (do try this at Hotel Sangam).

Next day (saturday) we had our breakfast (Pongal and Vada in Tamil Nadu is the best ever) and left for Rock Fort Ganesha and Srirangam. While Rockfort we had darshan at the base for Srirangam it was too crowded so we just went around the temple and had Tiger-Rice (Pulli-Sadam) and Shakara Rice Pongal. Then we headed for Kumbakonam. Its around 2 hours from trichy. We hired a taxi from Jovil Travels, I guess they are the only ones in the Trichy airport and we decided to take their services.

We soon checked into Quality Inn Viha by 3.30PM. This Hotel was a little more newer and the staff was wishing us Good Evening some several times. I guess they wanted to make sure we get the best of their hospitality. There were some welcome cookies when we checked-in. We took some break and went in for shopping at Kumbakonam.

Our quest for Mami-Mess (eatery) was short-lived. Many either did not have an idea about it or were not sure were it has been moved. We then just had some tiffins.

Next day morning after a wonderful breakfast spread at Viha we left for Manargudi.
This stretch of road is more scenic and then finally into Tulsaindrapuram Dharmashastha temple. Our family temple. All the arrangements were already made.

The Mottai Boss was very cool. Until next time....

Adios !

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Aadu - Two Years On..

Last Friday we celebrated Adarsh's second brithday.
Aadu chose his Mickey Cake this time. Awaiting his big cake...

Ready.. offff..

Cut cut...

And a family Pic :)

Hope to blog more as time permits !

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Aadu's capers, 2013 first half.

It turns out that this is my first post in 2013. That goes to show that life has been just running.
Aadu has become very naughty and here are some pictures we manged to take this year.

We had a good short trip to Innovative File City, Bidadi ! I guess its a decent place for kids to explore.
We enrolled Aadu in a summer camp for 3 weeks. After exciting first week Aadu refused to go to summer camp at the Montessori next door to 22. Aadu loves cone ice creams and his favourite channel is CeeBeeBees from the BBC guys.

No long trips yet this year as summer has been pretty exhausting. Otherwise we've been to Hyderabad and plenty of local trips. English-Vinglish was our the first movie after Adarsh.

 Pongal Pooja at 22
 With Ani...
 Night Dress..

With Chota Bheem at Hyderabad Airport
At the Dino park in Innovative Film City

Hopefully I'll get more time to upload and put in more narration !