Day 12: Giving in to the demands of my sweet tooth…..

….. every now and then is one of my biggest sins. I know I should resist temptation (thanks to my tendency to put on weight even if I sniff at food), but, often, cannot help digging into a sweet dish when one is put before me. Like this big, fat slice of home-made chocolate cake drizzled with the yummiest of chocolate syrups that I had at Kashi’s Cafe, Kochi. Lovely, lovely cakes there – don’t forget to stop by if you are in Kochi!


For the July Photo-a-Day Challenge. The theme for today is ‘ Bad habit’.

Day 7: Postcard from Kochi

Where am I? In Kochi, watching the boats go by. Watching the rain from our hotel window with the OH. Tasting the best of cakes we have ever had. Busy being awed by the distinct Dutch influence on the place. Enjoying the beautiful little scenes of humanity and love that play out on the beach. Thankful that we decided to make this trip now, it being off-season and the place being less crowded than it usually is. Grateful that the trip finally worked out, in spite of everything being against it till the last minute.


For the July Photo-a-Day Challenge. Today’s theme is ‘ where you are’.

Day 6: The ‘baby’ smell

Over the years, babies in our family have been generously slathered with Johnson & Johnson’s baby oil, cream and powder. As much as the babies loved this, I am sure the elders in the family too enjoyed the process. After all, the products smell so good!

I have come to love the smell of a freshly bathed baby who has been given a generous coating of these products. I can’t get enough of that ‘baby smell’. I am known to sneak bottles of the cream, oil and powder into our cart whenever we are out shopping. The OH pretends to make eyes at me, but later, we usually end up arguing over who uses them the most! 😀

It was rather disheartening for me to read about the company’s license being suspended by the FDA a couple of months back, in the wake of a carcinogenic substance found in certain batches of their products. I cannot forgive the multinational, if that is the case. I cannot imagine not using these products for my own babies, though, and hope the problem was just with a few batches, as the company spokesman pointed out.


For the July Photo-a-Day Challenge. Today’s theme is ‘fave smell’. Being the creature of senses that I am, how can I have only one ‘most favourite’ smell? I live for the sights, sounds and smells around me, and love a variety of fragrances. This is what instantly came to mind when I saw the prompt. 🙂