August 03, 2011

Vacation, Vacation..

London 10

Last month we went to London and Scotland for a week-long vacation. Aswin had a conference and we all tagged along and joined in the fun. I've never been to London so I was quite excited, but also a little worried. This was little A's first outing and I didn't know how he was going to do. But I needn't have worried. He had a blast roaming the aquarium, running around in the park and playing with his (ahem, Aswin's) iPad. He also got along famously with our friends and would spend an hour every morning watching planes go by with "bua".

London Vacation

One of the highlight of the trip was the high tea we were invited to by another friend. It was an amazing spread. There were sandwiches, scones, crumpets, pastries, everything I had read in Enid Blyton books growing up.

London Vacation

The tea stretched over 3 hours and by the time we left, we couldn't stop talking about all the goodies we couldn't taste.

London Vacation

All the Indian food we tasted was amazing. We had great kerala food from a small restaurant called Raagam. And on the last day, we went for afternoon chai to "Dishoom" in Covent Garden,

London Vacation

we enjoyed with kebabs and pav bhaaji.

London Vacation

The resort in Scotland was breathtakingly beautiful. We joke that Little A played in probably one of the most beautiful playground. While Aswin was busy, Little A and I roamed around and discovered a beautiful garden.

London Vacation

He also insisted on pushing his own stroller, but we had all the time in the world to walk in the garden
and throw stones in the puddles.

London Vacation

London Vacation

Even the snack offered on the flight piqued my interest. Now masala papad, I can eat that on any flight!

I also spoke to Sunita. We couldn't meet, but made plans for the next time.

The one week went by quickly, we are now back to our routine. Before I sign off, a big thank you to our gracious hosts. We had so a lot of fun and I am secretly making plans to visit the city again.


  1. Mandira,
    Great picture..never knew dhishom :-D..Witherspoon chain ta besh bhalo okhane pubs ba family niye O jaba jaye..crumpet barite r keo turi kore na okhane ..everything is store-bought these days..Well your trip reminds me of my stay in London..
    Ameya looks soo cute with i-pod..hugs and smiles

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful wonderful holiday.

  3. Seems like a relaxed vacation Mandira. Dhishoom is an amazing name for an restuarant :)

  4. Which city u visited in Scotland,? Dishoom sounds cool,..:) nice pics

  5. hy Mandira,
    awesome post with lovely cliks..
    first time ur space..
    very interesting posts..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite


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