Our Weekends

Our Weekend

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Hey hey! We’ve had another enjoyable weekend attending one more Indian wedding! (Did I mention I love an Indian wedding??) This one was a Sikh wedding so my little Ludoo attended the Gurdwara for the first time. Even though she was attending for a wedding rather than prayers it was a touching moment for me as I attended the gurdwara regularly with my parents as a child, and found it to be a place of peace which gave me time for reflection. I am not a Sikh, but Sindhis do have a great deal of similarities with the Sikhs as we come from North India and also believe in Guru Nanak.
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Anyway, she was super duper cute during the ceremony and watched intently… I think she was a little confused as to why daddy was sitting on the other side of the room but she remained happy nonetheless!

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The wedding reception was my main worry… she had a really good nap in the afternoon so I was hoping she’d last til 9pm at least so we could enjoy the speeches, food and have a little boogie too! And my darling daughter partied with us until 10pm god bless her! She loved it, watching everyone dancing and creating a little racket of her own! She took hold of two dessert spoons and enjoyed banging them together for most of the night 🙂
We put her in a dress from Next which the bride had bought her as a gift – I thought it’d be nice for her to see her in it, and she looked a beaut!

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Sunday was a day with the family and she was in her element with her big cousin! I love that she loves to socialise and enjoy the company of others… shes less like this at nursery unfortunately… read my next post to hear more!!

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Hope you’re all having a great week so far!
xxx

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Our Weekend…

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Sorry this is a slightly later weekend post than usual, but our weekend was fab! 🙂
Me and the hubster will be married 5 years this week and so he surprised me with an afternoon in London and a meal at Sushi Samba, where I have been wanting to go since I was pregnant… But we held out so I could fully enjoy the experience… And I certainly did!!!
He was a clever cookie and got Granny and Granddad to babysit. They drove down from Worcester the night before… And I was 100% relaxed on our day out as I know the little munchkin is always happy spending time with her grandparents!
We started off visiting the Tower of London to see the ceramic poppies which looked amazing in pictures, but just breath taking in real life! It’s so hard to believe that many people lost their lives in the war… And how delicate each life is… It’s obviously touched a lot of people as we could see from the crowds that day. Amazed that there are still more poppies to be added.

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The next stop was Sushi Samba (yayyy!) which is on the 38th floor of Heron Tower. They have a glass elevator to the top… Not to be attempted if you’re afraid of heights!! (But a friend of mine who is was able to use the service lift instead!!) The view of London is usually pretty spectacular… Unfortunately this was one of the foggiest days we’ve had all year!

Right, the important bit FOOD! It was sooo delicious! The pork belly had been recommended to me so that was the first thing we tucked into and it was heavenly! We could have ordered a second round but refrained! Next was the sea bass tempura… YUMMY! Teriyaki chicken Robos and then the Samba London sushi selection, again delic! And for dessert With Love from Rio… OMG only the best dessert ever!!! A coffee flavoured mousse with chocolate ganache and caramelised macadamian nuts, my idea of heaven!

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The drinks were just as lush, I started off with a Kaffirinhia cocktail (fragrant Kaffir lime leaves infused in cachaça, churned with lime and sugar, served short over crushed ice) and we then shared a bottle of sparkling sake which was recommended by our sommelier. We were sceptical at the recommendation as it was more expensive than the wine we were planning to order… plus it was named “moon rabbit”! Not a drink I would immediately hop,skip or jump at having! But WOW it was worth it! The perfect compliment to our meal, I like my wine a little sweet so this was lovely!
And our babe was an angel for Granny and Granddad, they even took a little walk with the pram around our hometown and got her to have a full afternoon nap! I couldn’t have asked for more!!!
Love my family!!! Hope you’re all having a happy week so far!
xxxxx

Our Weekend

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Our weekend started early this week with a visit from my brother in law and his family. They have two young girls aged 6months and 6years old (6YO). I was initially worried about how we’d cope with three little ones in the house but it was great fun! Ludoo was so happy to have two little friends, I could really see her character coming out as she spent time with them. Cheeky smiles and silly giggles, she was in her element!

Ludoo with her big cousin watching a bit of Tracey Beaker!
Ludoo with her big cousin watching a bit of Tracey Beaker!

We also took the girls swimming which they really enjoyed! We spent an hour in the warm baby pool with 6YO dancing and splashing around, trying to race us across the pool whilst we held the babies in the water. I’ve been taking Ludoo swimming for about 6 months now and I’m so glad I started her early, she absolutely loves the water and can’t get enough of it! Bath time is probably her favourite thing, also because she gets some daddy time!

A trip to the park was another adventure for the little ones, as well as making nachos with my older niece. Sprinkling cheese and layering the tortilla chips made her feel very grown up in the kitchen, a good way to keep her entertained!

We thought we’d do something a little more special with a trip to London as 6YO hasn’t been much before and travelling on “the tube” was a real novelty! We went to Buckingham palace, M&M world, saw the big screens at Piccadilly Circus and the favourite… HAMLEYS! We were in Hamleys for a good hour or so as there was plenty to see, from people doing magic tricks to driving cars on the ceilings! I bought each of the girls a Hamleys teddy bear to remember the trip and 6YO a personalised necklace, which she was very happy with!

A memorable trip to Hamleys!
A memorable trip to Hamleys!

So all in all I think the Reli’s had a fun filled trip, not quite the late nights out and stumbling home that we use to do without the kids, but definitely great seeing all our girls playing together and forming wonderful relationships as cousins which will be so valuable in years to come.
Hope you all had great weekends and a very happy Monday! xxx

 

 

 

 

 

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This weekend has been super duper busy with wedding season in full swing. I love a good wedding as it’s an excuse to get all dolled up with the family! My baby girl was gifted so many beautiful dresses it’s great having the chance to put her in them… She looks adorable in every single one! (But I would say that right?!) There’s one in particular I can’t wait to dress her in… A gorgeous off white and blue Indian anarkali outfit, I measure her against it every time we have an Indian wedding to go to!

Beautiful anarkali purchased by a dear friend on her travels in India
Beautiful anarkali purchased by a dear friend on her travels in India

She’s almost ready for it, but I decided it’d be safer to choose a lightweight floral dress with the weather being so humid right now. It’s a gorgeous one from monsoon and very wearable! I even found the shoes to match 🙂

Baby girl's summery floral monsoon number!
Baby girl’s summery floral monsoon number!  

For me, I had a coral lace shift dress which disguises all my recent wobbly mummy bits! Teamed up with a statement necklace and nude high heels I felt great! It was a beautiful wedding and very lucky to be on the Saturday as there were thunderstorms on the days either side of it. It was in an oldy worldy mansion house with renaissance art all over the ceilings and walls. A beautiful venue for a beautiful couple!

My coral lace shift dress with nude accessories and a statement necklace
My coral lace shift dress with nude accessories and a statement necklace

Today we had an extremely lazy Sunday, which is just what you want when there’s crazy heavy rain all day. It’s also Raksha Bandan today which is a type of “brothers day”, it signifies the relationship between a brother and sister. The sister promises to love and pray for her brothers’ well-being and he promises to protect her throughout life. I’m so happy and proud that my sister ties a Rakhi for my husband, and it’s not just out of tradition, they truly have a special bond, I know my husband will always look out for her as any older brother would. Traditionally you feed each other something sweet (you’ll come to realise this is an ongoing theme with Indian custom… feeding each other lots and lots of sweets… not that I’m complaining! I have a terrible sweet tooth!) and the brother gives his sister a small gift. 

A rakhi tied by my sister on my husbands hairy wrist :)
A rakhi tied by my sister on my husbands hairy wrist 🙂
This is the charm my hubby chose to gift my sister, I thought it had beautiful sentiment and meaning. So grateful that they have a lovely relationship!
This is the charm my hubby chose to gift my sister, I thought it had beautiful sentiment and meaning. So grateful that they have a lovely relationship!

I hope you all had great weekends and a very happy Monday!
xxx