The day started with a big surprise birthday cake. I had such fun pretending not knowing it was in the first shelf of the fridge. They sang happy birthday to me – and since it was a weekday, had to get ready to go. I put in a couple of hours of work in the morning, and went out to meet my friend. We had a lovely time – window shopping, buying a few things, followed by a leisurely lunch at one of our favorite restaurants in our area.
I organized lunch for the hundred or so children at my local orphanage – I always love going there and spending time with them – but somehow I can never bring myself to photograph them. Seems like an intrusion on their privacy.
I am sharing some photos from my outings in the morning and evening. It was a glorious day. Seven Times Seven sure feels like a good place to be! (Click photos to see large version)
|No risk with this rusk!|
|Apples at the mall. You know what they say about an apple a day. There were enough here to last me until my next birthday!|
|As we strolled around, we were stopped by this guy. He’s part of a street-performer troupe who usually dress up as characters in Hindu Mythology. I always feel upset about the color they put on the child’s face. It was a hot and sunny day.|
|My friend got some veg from this lady we know quite well. Sweet thing! Her veg is always fresh.|
|Her unit of weight is so interesting. That brinjal (egg plant) next to the weight is used to denote 50 grams!|
|Can you believe the sky on my birthday? Looks unnaturally beautiful, no? This is only a cellphone photo!|
|Awww – so magical! It is a stunningly beautiful world!|
|Loved this flower arrangement at the restaurant we had dinner. Pretty no?|
I shared my birthday with none other than the great Google – what a cute doodle for our birthday eh?
I couldn’t post yesterday because I was busy catching up with a couple of other things on my other two blogs. Do check them out, if you feel like:
In fact, I am going to be doing a series of book reviews over the next few days as I have a stack to review. I am so looking forward to it!
My heartfelt thanks to all those who commented, emailed and phoned, in response to this post: Blessed last Sunday. I am overwhelmed.
And now, let’s go and see how things are swinging’ over at UnknownMami’s – from there, the world via our keyboards!