Then mittai. Akkaravadasal. Anjaneyar vadai. Mylapore Kapaleeshwarar temple. Karpagambal Mess. Gowrivakkam Sai Baba temple. Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple. Kamarkatt. Eating some lovely puliogare out of a donnai. Glorious home-made vattal kozahmbu, aloo roast, and paneer kofta. Exchanging notes with the extended family. Shopping, shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Bonding. Air conditioners. Pears soap. Hot, hot weather. Temple jewellery. Ogling at silk sarees. Paavadai Chattai. The most gorgeous of cotton sarees. Mallipoo. Bird watching. Photography. Exchanging gifts. Saravana Bhavan. Murugan Idli. Missing babywearing. Plucking organic lemons straight off the tree. Food photography props. Vadu mangaai. Learning more about the food of Tamilnadu. Vazha thandu pickle. Adayar Ananda Bhavan. Dry coconut burfee. Playing with the littlest member of our family, Bubboo’s cousin. Exchanging recipes. Learning more about Bubboo’s likes and dislikes. Pondy Bazaar. Jhumkas in all sizes, shapes, and colours. Pretty cotton frocks. Making a list of things to experience on our next visit. Watching Bubboo interact with Patti and Mama. Tender coconut water. Buttermilk. Home-made chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Weight gain. Sleeping in in the mornings. Filter coffee. Home-grown veggies. Being awed by the huge shopping palaces that Pothy’s, The Chennai Silks, and the like are. Paneer drakshe. Jackfruit. Interesting taxi drivers. Kodakapuli Kaai. First-ever experiences. Raw mango pacchadi. Madras local. Aavin Paal Kova.
That’s what we have been up to of late. What about you?