Monday, June 3, 2013

Summers in Lucknow


Today morning, as I was watering my plants in the balcony, I heard a remote yet clear 'Adaaa'. I was expecting it :) :) I looked straight ahead to my Mum's balcony and there they were, my Mum and Sister waving at me. I am so so lucky that my parent's place is just a stone's throw away!! I smiled and waved back, and since my mornings are always hurried, rushed back to get ready for office.
This doesn't happen often, although I know my Mother dear looks at my balcony every morning hoping to catch a glimpse of me....Mothers!! So sentimental!! So cute!! :)
Anyways, it was so today, coz they had just come back from Lucknow, enjoying a nice 10 day break at Nana-Nani's place.

I had missed them...I had missed my grandparents....missed the Lucknow home.....a place filled with childhood memories of cousins fooling around, going to the Hanuman ji temple with Nanaji, listening to bed time stories from Nani (she made them so magical, narrating to us in her sweet voice), playing Cards (we used to play Teen Patti and Court piece where cheating was as important as the game... :) We would be most intrigued when the elders used to sit down for a game of Bridge. The game was, is and always will be too complicated for me...Nanaji had genious hands in this one!!), going to the park with Nanaji in the evenings, endless sumptuous meals prepared by Nani, the Samosa-Jalebi breakfast ritual, Litchis, Mangoes...Ahhh the Summers in Lucknow....the list can go on and on...

Mmmm the sweet rich taste of Mangoes...can't imagine Summers without them...my favourite are the Dusseheri variety and I'm just heading to my Mum's place to get my share of them....handpicked and sent from Lucknow :) :) Yummm!!

Mommy, Nani & Sissi
My Nanaji...Love you :-* 
  
Nanaji, Sis & Papa


What a family engaging event...this Mango picking...and I missed it :( at home I'm gonna hear all the gup-shup and masti that ensued in the last 10 days...and pretend not to be jealous!!

14 comments:

  1. recall my kiddo days at my native place ... aiming mangoes with Gulel !!
    And the village friends would teach us only to fail ..
    And we would steal .. mango pickles from those huge .. containers .. smelling awesome with the fragrance of mustard oil and masala ..
    Thank you Aditi for bringing back past to life .. for me ..
    All fun days at Nani's place and also dadaji's village..

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    1. I think all f us wud hv a tangy sweet mango story to narrate...right?? :) :) such memories...aiming at aam with gulel...classic!!

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  2. दशहरी आम देख कर मन ललचा रहा है.

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    1. Very true Sir...can't wait for those Dusseheris' to ripe!!! :)

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  3. Hi, You have a Very Nice Blog :) I had Just Started Following it.

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  4. By far the most spontaneous write-up Adi! Amazing.... love it! Proud of you :)

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  5. Lovely way to spend time!! Your joy and enthusiasm came through beautifully! Have fun!!

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  6. Amazing blog! We showed it to nanaji and this is what he had to say, '' Inspired by one- word call 'Aditi'. Your nostalgic account is well supported by photographs. Thanks.''

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    1. :) give Nanaji a kissi from my side...lv u all :-*

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  7. OMg!! Fresh Mangoes.... Its true that first thing comes to my mind when I hear summers is mangoes... Lucky you!!!! Loved this post!

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    1. Thanks Himanshu :) m feeling generous today so u r most welcome to share the mangoes!! :)

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