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Christmas 2012

Like last year, this year was also great with everyone at Berlin (except my father-in-law) and each one reecived a lot of gifts. I received teadmill, silk saree, products from rituals and body shop. My daughter received all barbie collections such as Barbie Dreamhouse (Castle – 3 floors, 110 cms height), 6 different barbie dolls, 1 Ken with different costumes, 1 Barbie Bedroom set with a barbie doll, 1 barbie child and a formal kleid from Zara. Apart from this, she also received a gold earring, skirt from her appatha (grand mom). Ilakgo got a Casio Watch (worth 600€), Formal Shirt, products from rituals & body shop. Madhavi received a gift voucher worth 100€ from Zalando, 2 Chudidhars, products from rituals & body shop. My Mother-in-law received iPad 4 (this is the highlight gift of this year 🙂 ) and products from rituals.

We had lot of indian food (ONLY non-veg) cooked. Lamb Biriyani, Chicken 65, several raitha’s, Lamb Cutlet (Lamb Cola) etc.We also invited Irfan (Ilango’s Best Friend) on 24th evening to celebrate with us. He

On the whole, this christmas was filled with joy and gifts. Everybody enjoyed it. Here are the photos.

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Mauritius – Day 4 – Goodlands Market, Historic Marine, South Indian Temple & Local Salon

In the morning, we visited Goodlands Market which was arranged by the hotel for all guests. But the van was already full, so we went in a taxi. That’s why we could also visit few other places on the way.

Goodlands Market:

This market is like the local road-side market in India. For ex, like Koyambedu market, but they don’t sell vegetables here, instead clothes, ornaments, shoes, pooja items etc. There is a bus stand nearby, so even for local people, it would be a easy place to reach. This market did not surprise us becoz all the items sold were also available in India. So we really did not buy lots here. We just bought a painting of Gods with some handmade chumki works. We also bought a set of bangles and a handmade beautiful kumkum box.

Historic Marine

This was a fantastic industry. Every ship model was handmade. A personnel took us to the factory & explained us how a ship model is being done.  Completely handmade. Was wonderful to see & know the art.

South Indian Temple

We already visited 2 temples (biggest at Mauritius). But they are all north-indian style temples. We saw a south Indian Temple on the way back and stopped to visit there. It was a small temple but I had a good feeling here.

Local Salon

Ilango wanted to traditional Mauritius shaving.. meaning at a local barber shop. He had been asking all the taxi drivers we used since the day we are here. Today, we saw one on the way and our taxi driver stopped nearby and Ilango had a traditional Mauritius shave. A shave and eye brow alignment costed 100 Mauritian Rupees. This salon had 2 sections: for Men & Women. Ilango was not that much satisfied. According to him, Indian shavers are much better than these people.

Rest of the day:

Rest of the day was at hotel. I played with our daughter in the banyan pool. Spent about 1 hr in the pool. Then papa went back to the kids club and we took a 30 mins drive in a manual boat.

We had our lunch at la carte restaurant (in the hotel). Today we took italian food. It was very tasty.

We spent our afternoon in the beach. Just laying and sleeping. Later we spent about 20 mins in steam bath with our daughter. Today’s evening was fully dedicated to Indian tradition. There was a Mehndi session between 7-8PM. I had mehndi on my right hand and my daughter did a small one in here right feet. We listened to Indian Fusion Music between 7-9.. meanwhile also had Indian dinner with Tandoori Naan, Paneer Ticket, Jalferzi kurma, Tandoori chicken, Marinated Fish and so on. The menu was quite big and very tasty. I took dinner in 2 rounds.

The day ended with a traditional Indian dance at 9:00 PM. Music from different movies (all AR Rahman songs) and also a devotional song. They performed bharathanatiyam, mix dance, dhandiya etc. All children were sitting on the floor and watching it. It was a very nice to see their performance.

Today was a very relaxing day and tomorrow is a full-day tour.. Need to have a good sleep to be prepared for a full-day entertainment tomorrow.

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Mauritius – Day 3 – Our 6th Marriage Anniversary

We are celebrating our 6th marriage anniversary today. Our plan is to visit Temple in the morning and then spend the rest of the day at hotel. My daughter liked Kids Club very much. So we have left her at Kids Club (Mini Club) to enjoy.

We spent our day at hotel. Were in the beach for sometime. I wanted to go for swimming, but unfortunately there was rain for more than 30 mins and then it was cold. So I was sitting in the restaurant.. watching rain.. and eating Pommes with Mayo.

Then we had 60 feet massage. Wow super massage. Very relaxing. Both of us slept for sometime.

Finally, ended the day with candle light dinner in the balcony of our room. Beautiful arrangement from the hotel. We had ordered giant lobster and giant prawns for our main course. We also had a very tasty soup and dessert.

On the whole, today will be a memorable day in my life. This is the first marriage anniversary which was spent fully for us and just relaxation and enjoyment.

Breakfast at kitchen restaurant

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She took waffel with honey on the first 4 days.

 

Ilakiya – 4th Birthday Party

We invited 8 children and their parents for our little ones birthday party. This is the first time she enjoyed her birthday with her friends. The party began at 11:00 AM at Bambooland, Steglitz. We cut birthday cake at bambooland with all children and they all enjoyed playing for 3 hrs at Bambooland. The children were also offered food at Bambooland.

After that, we all came back home where I had prepared Indian food for all parents. I prepared the following

1. Chicken Biriyani

2. Mutton Biriyani

3. Peas & Paneer Masala

4. Chicken Curry

5. Dosai

6. Gulab Jamun

7. Chicken 65

Apart from these, we also had fresh juices, ice creams, snacks etc. The children continued playing at home. Everyone liked my cooking and we gave away marinated chicken 65 to parents so that they could heat in oven and eat at home.

Party ended at around 9:00 PM. This was a long day for me with lot of cooking, managing etc. But everything ended well and my chellama was too happy about it.

 

Streetfestival at rheinstrasse

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This is the only entertainment we found suitable for her at strassenfest. She enjoyed the ride very much..

Schloss charlottenburg

Spring has just started and we had good weather last saturday. Ilango colleague masamba, his family and we had a short walk for an hour around schloss charlottenburg.

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Chellama cleared early swimmer test

Fruehswimmer or seepferdchen – is the first certicate in swimming. My princess cleared this test on 13.04.2012

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Eastern Photos – April 2012

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Before and after mottai

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Mottai boss

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The 3rd and last mottai done at rameswaram temple.