I suck at blogging. I think I’ve made peace with it *sometimes acceptance isn’t a good thing*
I’ve been back a good 3 weeks now and haven’t even posted once :! In my defense though, it’s been really hectic!! What with getting back to a cat fur infested home, homing two the kittens, my MIL staying with us (*ahem*) and Ramadan, I should be allowed some slacking right?? Many hate mails and lots of sorting later I was finally able to upload most of the India pictures on FB…I still haven’t sorted the Kerala trip pictures (it was SO gorgeous there!) coz there are just too many pictures and I get a bit put off at the thought of organizing them!! But I must say that it was a much better trip than I expected it to be, mostly because of the surprise Kerala trip. I had loads of fun, shopped only a little (but somehow we had 40+ kgs excess baggage!) and attended some weddings and even more pre/post wedding functions!
But of course I’ll write about the most important stuff; the Books!
I have this favorite bookstore in Mangalore. I *only* shop from there. Even if I see a book some other place that I want, I come back here and get it. A bit insane right? But see the thing is this place is one of those really old fashioned bookstores that F E E L S like a bookstore. Know what I mean? Also, the owner has never used plastic bags to give books since the God-knows-how-many-years he has been doing business. He packs the books in a paper bundle (or in my case most of the time in a box, coz there are too many) which is so cool coz it’s packed so well. I love my go-green store uncle. And the best bit is that he puts a little stamp of his shop inside of the book, which makes it so special and personal!! I love! Also apparently at this store, the guy *never* gives a discount, that was before me met yours truly of course. I’m always given discounts 😀 By which I have also become the envy of one of R’s friends who has been going there since ages!!
So, for once I’m putting up pictures (hope this works) for you to S E E why I love this store!
We were lucky that R’s bro and family and my MIL were coming within the next week or considering the excess baggage charges I would have ended up paying tons of money! I still don’t know what I bought…other than these books, some movies, a couple of salwar kameezs, some yummmmm biscuits from Bangalore, some funky jewelry I picked up, a really cool wok, achars (R’s mum makes them herself and they are SO good!), masalas, gifts for people and just a few knickknacks. And of course I had to bring back the 15 salwar kameezs and jewelry and makeup I took too.
*Hmmm…I wonder why the bags were so heavy*