Weekly Gratitude 2018 47/52


Welcome to another Sunday gratitude instalment! It’s been a weird week where I was sick on Monday and part of Tuesday, and where my sister and mum were sick till mid-week. All of us were down with a fever. I knew I would fall sick at some point given I always have in the past and the air pollution and my sensitive sinuses. I am still struggling with a cough and sniffles but I suppose that can’t be helped. Anyway, this isn’t a post to complain but rather to look back at the week from 18th November to 24th November 2018 with gratitude.

Catching up with Shilpa from Metanoia and feeling like we have known each other all along

Reading three psychological thrillers in five days. When there’s not much else to do, reading takes priority

Still managing to exercise though it’s not as much as I’d like to

Catching up with S and N – two friends from when I was growing up – and watching The Crimes of Grindelwald with them

Enjoying Indian food both homecooked and outside – bhel puri, chana masala, dosas, idlis, dhal, paneer


Going into town and re-exploring the places I would frequent back in my college days

The beautiful Victorian architecture in South Bombay

Enjoying a couple of dark ales with my sister

Recovering from my fever within a couple of days and having a dad who is a doctor

I am missing home terribly especially my cats, the beach, my friends, my gym, blue skies and the freedom of living independently. It’s a strange feeling coming back to your parents’ and living in your childhood home. A part of you regresses while another part yearns to rebel. I am trying not to get too negative and still focus on the positives. I am truly grateful for being able to spend time with my parents and sister while I still long for home. It helps to be mindful it’s only another ten or so days before I head back home.

How has your week been?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this week***

Until next time,


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  • Rachna Parmar
    26 November 2018 at 3:40 am

    This was nice to read. You are enjoying your time back home except for the allergies. Looking forward to meeting you next week. Have a lovely week, Sanch.

  • Vanessa
    26 November 2018 at 3:55 pm

    It’s a hard balance being on an extended holiday. I like though that I think it means when we feel this, we genuinely like the life we’ve temporarily left.

  • Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
    26 November 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Sanch! I enjoy psychological thrillers so I’m interested to know what you have read. It is always lovely to catch up with friends isn’t it?

  • Vasantha Vivek
    26 November 2018 at 6:18 pm

    So Sweet Sanchie! All your blogger friends meet were awesome!
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  • Sydney Shop Girl
    26 November 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Bombay sounds exciting. I’ve never been. Glad you’ve have time with family and friends there. Get well soon.

    SSG xxx

  • Simon Falk
    26 November 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I ca appreciate what you are saying about being back in your parent’s house. I think many of us know about that in our own way. So glad you got to see Shilpa, Damyanti and co.
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  • Joanne Tracey
    27 November 2018 at 7:46 am

    I’ve been enjoying your pics on Instagram. When I come to Sydney for work I stay with my parents & feel that same pull – there’s a comfort of being at home but at the same time a regression & urge to rebel and break free.

  • Shailaja Vishwanath
    27 November 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Aww big hugs and I can imagine it must be tough to come back especially when you’re used to your own routines. It’s totally normal. SO thrilled you met up with Shilpa and a few other bloggers too I think? 🙂

    Can’t wait to meet you on Sunday!

    And take care, rest up and feel better soon.
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  • Ramya Abhinand
    28 November 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Wowie.. the two of you’ll met up. Would so love to meet more bloggers. And awesome 3 thrillers in five days? They sure must be engrossing indeed.

  • Shantala
    29 November 2018 at 4:51 am

    I understand the complicated internal tug of war between enjoying the time with family, and longing to be back home. I experience it every time I go back to India.

    That being said, like you said, you do have many things to celebrate. I would have loved to meet you as well. But maybe some other time, if we are somehow (miraculously) in India at the same time. 🙂
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  • Denyse Whelan
    29 November 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I can tell you that in recent days you have missed rain of Biblical proportions on the Central Coast and in Sydney. Today is better. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your time and are rearing to go when you are back here. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week’s optional prompt is Taking Stock. Denyse.

  • Aditi Kaushiva
    1 December 2018 at 7:53 am

    I am loving your blogger meet ups in India! Such fun!
    I can totally understand how you are feeling being at your parents place which once was your home but missing your home-home:)
    Waiting to read more about your trip and mini blog meets. Love!
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