Thursday, 5 May 2016

Precious April Days!

The Coco household is packing and moving across the length of the country in May, a month of new prospects. May is full of hopes and possibilities of what 'May' happen! But the sweet memories of a beautiful April are not leaving the lazy woman's mind, especially as she is sitting amid black army boxes, laboriously wrapping her stuff in bubble wraps and taping them. 
For anyone who is wondering what was so special about April, the weather was awesome for the starters. While the rest of India complained of scorching heat, we were seeing charming, breezy days and cool evenings. The air was filled with sweet scents of spring and the winter flowers were still around, reminding us of the lovely winter that went by. 

With the most pleasant part of the year, which is neither cold nor hot, it was still possible to spend some time outside in the company of my favorite roses. If only the mosquitoes were not there!

March was the concluding month for Coco's playschool. Ferrying him back and forth to school had become a favorite activity of my day in the past 8-9 months. The sight of shiny roads and warm sun made me incredibly happy. To complete the happiness, strains of vintage Hindi music always accompanied me. Have a close look at the picture above. It was taken on a drive back from Coco's school. The white iron gate and red pillars of FRI gate, with a magnificent building behind them (not in the picture) are a sight that I am in love with. Do you see hills in the background? It is Mussoorie. My humble phone camera cannot do justice to this incredible sight. In April, we got Coco's admission done for only a month in the new session so that he is occupied with activities, while we are busy with packing. So my driving job is back and I am happily doing it for it brings to me the sights and sounds of a beautiful ten-minute drive, twice a day. 

To make April more pleasant, a book arrived in mail. Yes, people, I am a published writer now, with a short story published in an anthology named 'Colors: Shades Of Life'. My story is about two army wives (how obvious :D) and their friendship. The book is getting rave reviews and is available on amazon and goodreads. If you buy the book and read it, please be kind enough to share your thoughts and reviews. And I must thank you all again for your immense support and words of encouragement.

While we are delivering news, here comes one long due, though not related to April. The lovely folks at 'Burst Of Happyness' have hired me as a blogger to write informative and useful pieces for a healthy and happy life. I also manage their editorial calendar on the side. So, if you wish to contribute an article, do get in touch with me :). Please do visit the blog and get a lot of useful articles about health, beauty, awareness, natural living, decluttering, DIY recipes etc. You can also wander off to the main site and treat yourself to luxurious handmade bath and body goodies.
Before the packing began, we spent all our April weekends in visiting nearby places like Lansdowne and Mussoorie. More on these in upcoming posts! Till then, enjoy the exciting possibilities that 'May' happen.