Second anniversary: 24 long months

Second anniversary: 24 long months

The big question I was asked today by several friends and family members is what I was going to do to commemorate Sean’s second anniversary. The truth is, I didn’t know what to do. I toyed with the idea of going to one of his favourite restaurants.  Maybe a visit to our church. Then thought I … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Sean

Happy Birthday Sean

Today is Sean’s 34th birthday. I was lucky to be at home in Bombay last year to celebrate with his friends and family. After mass, we did  a Sean tribute evening eating his favourite foods and swigging back way too many Old Monk (dark local rum that was his drink of choice) and Cokes, which … Continue reading

Meatball madness

Meatball madness

I’ve made no secret of my love for Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks. You’ve probably already read about the sweet potato galettes, surprise tatin and watermelon and feta salad. There hasn’t been a recipe that I’ve tried and not loved. This recipe for turkey-zucchini meatballs (actually burgers in the Jerusalem cookbook) was introduced to me by a … Continue reading

Wedded bliss

Wedded bliss

Today would have been Sean and my fourth wedding anniversary. It’s funny to think that I might have never typed that sentence. Sean and I always knew we were going to get married once our careers were settled. We wanted the two kids, the house — you know the whole package. We were looking forward to it. … Continue reading

Month 23

Month 23

Hey Love, Just one more month to make a whole two years since we’ve been apart from each other. The mere thought of it still seems unbelievable to me. It goes without saying that the holiday season is difficult flying solo. I obviously missed you the hardest on Christmas Day. What I didn’t expect was … Continue reading

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

You know when you start dating someone every small similarity feels a lot bigger than it is? This post is kinda based on one that Sean and I shared. Obviously food bonded us from the start. One day while we were having a conversation about the childhood treats we loved, we started talking about the … Continue reading

Month 22

Month 22

It was in the month of November, many moons ago (okay, 2001 to be exact) in Bombay that Sean asked me to be his girlfriend. You know, actually “make it official”.  It didn’t make a difference to me because we had basically been a couple since April, a quick month and a half after meeting … Continue reading

Month 21: Bonding with other widows

Month 21: Bonding with other widows

Hey Sweetheart, It’s that time of the month again. You know the day you probably roll your eyes at as I walk around all mopey and refuse to do anything on. Well, guess what? I actually did something today. Co-incidentally, today was the first Widows’ Wellness Day and I was lucky to be invited by … Continue reading