Wednesday, January 07, 2015

One last 2014 post

Happy New Year folks!!

I find I cannot get on with my posting without one last 2014 post even if we're already sitting in the second week of the new year.

Of course, this should have ideally come at the year-end but it never did happen. Seriously, I always wonder how most bloggers manage to post bang at the right time - right before a big day or after a celebration. Never ever have I managed that - which is why most festivals and birthdays sail by without a mention.

Sigh! That's one of my resolutions then. 

On with the news now..

Our Christmas play went of wonderfully and was much appreciated. That the audience was made up half of doting moms and dads and half of people who were simply glad to see the kids kept out of their way, may have something to do with it. Since many parents didn't arrive in time, it being a working day, we had two runs of the play back to back for those who missed it.

What's more, the kids brought out the Christmas spirit in our fuddy-duddy apartment members. An 'uncle' brought cake for everyone - enough to feed an army, an enterprising mom turned up with homemade chocolates, at least two others brought more bunches of chocolates and still another one got tiny gift wrapped 'Christmas trees', real plants, for each of the kids. One of them dressed up her little daughter as Santa and there she was - distributing sweets to adults and kids alike.

And the best part - none of it was planned, other than the play. Each of the other acts were individual acts of affection and camaraderie in true Christmas Spirit. The children of course felt on top of the world and went on to have quite a party.

Preparations are already underway for Republic Day.

By the time 2015 rolled along, I'd turned another year older and we rounded off with a wonderful family get-together at Goa.

I'll leave you with some pictures and hope to get back really really fast.



Looking forward to a wonderful New Year.

18 comments:

  1. Happy 2015 Tulika. Glad you enjoyed the birthday and that the play was such a success too. Truly the spirit of Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Shailaja. It was so very heartening to see the kids having a good time together after all the fights!

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  2. Happy New Year 15' Tulika. You had an awesome end of year and belated birthday in X-mas:)

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  3. A very happy new year to you and family and everyone around you ...

    and a very happy belated birthday to you ....

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks Bikram and a very happy new year to you too.

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  4. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday celebration! All the best in 2015!

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    1. We did thanks Laurel. Happy New Year to you too.

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  5. A happy new year to you Tulika and belated birthday wishes to you as well. Glad you were able to enjoy the holidays (even if you didn't post!) ;) <3

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  6. Awesome Tulika...Belated Birthday wishes to you :) and happy new year!

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    1. Thanks and warm New Year wishes to you too Naba.

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  7. Glad you had a lovely end of year and great beginning of 2015. May the joy continue all year through!

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  8. I saw the pics of the play on Facebook. You and the kids have done a fabulous job. Good that the year ended on a good note and the new year started with celebrations too! Have an enriching and satisfying 2015, T! Cheers ♥

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    1. Shilpa, thanks. Yeah, the year ended well. Hope 2015 brings good things for all of us.

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  9. Coming from someone who has left up the Christmas tree until the end of Jan, I don't think this is late at all :). That sounds like a lovely Christmas, performances and gestures all put together! Happy New Year to you Tulika!

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    1. Thanks and same to you Aparna. You're right - it was everything together that made for a celebration. When people come together in a spirit of bonhomie it's a whole different kind of fun.

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