Gratitude

Weekly Gratitude 2018 48/52

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Hello lovely readers! This week’s gratitude post is coming to you on a Monday as opposed to the usual Sunday. The reason being I was in Bangalore this Sunday and apart from being socially busy, didn’t have access to WiFi. In fact, I haven’t opened my laptop since Thursday evening – something quite shocking. Anyway, without further ado, it’s time for me to reflect on all the things I am grateful for from 25th November to the 1st of December 2018.

Meeting a bunch of bloggers in Mumbai on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as one who made a trip to Mumbai from Delhi – the lovely Shalini. It was nice to catch up with Shilpa a couple more times, Sunita, Damyanti from Singapore, and Kala as well as some I didn’t know all that well.

Meeting Smita – one of the first Indian bloggers I interacted with back in 2008 – for lunch mid-week

Buying so many books

Indian food thanks to mum and eating out

Finding a coffee shop close to my parents’ house and enjoying some downtime to myself in a quiet location. It’s something I do often at home and was missing it

Flying to Bangalore and discovering the air is slightly better than Bombay

Hanging out with the lovely Sreesha on Friday and for most of Saturday. We enjoyed long conversations, browsing through bookstores, good alcohol and food, lots of laughs and an entertaining show. It’s amazing how sometimes you feel connected to people when you both show each other your vulnerabilities

Meeting a couple of Bangalore bloggers – Vinay and Apeksha – on Saturday arvo and talking all things writing and books

Surviving crossing the roads and footpaths in Bangalore – seriously, death traps everywhere!

Spending a couple of hours in Cubbon Park and admiring some amazing trees and architecture

If you follow my Facebook page or Instagram, you probably know I met other bloggers too on Sunday; however, that’s something for next week’s gratitude post. I am back in Mumbai and looking forward to packing tomorrow as I head back home on Wednesday. As much as I am grateful for all the things in the past few weeks, I am very excited to be going back home!

How was your week?

Do share!

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

Until next time,

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  • Rachna Parmar
    4 December 2018 at 3:05 am

    That’s a socially packed week for you and hats off that you kept up your energy. I need to rest for 2-3 days after a day off socialising. Definitely an interesting week for you!

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      4 December 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Oh tell me about it! I can’t wait to go home to have me-time on Friday and Sunday {I’m being social on Saturday again! :P} I am an introvert at the end of the day so will need some headspace to recharge

  • JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)
    4 December 2018 at 5:14 am

    I checked the Insta pics and enjoyed seeing them. That’s time well spent with friends and family. When online friends become real friends, life becomes so much better Sanch. Lovely week that was.
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  • Kirsty Russell
    4 December 2018 at 9:26 am

    I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your trip and got to catch up with so many online friends, as well as your family. Safe travels back x

  • Sydney Shop Girl
    4 December 2018 at 2:03 pm

    So lovely to have been able to meet so many fellow bloggers on your travels!

    SSG xxx

  • Natasha Sinha
    5 December 2018 at 1:19 am

    So glad you had a great time, and caught up with the big bunch.

    Cubbon park is beautiful. Your Insta shot was lovely.

    Have a blessed week ahead!
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  • shalzmojo
    5 December 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Wowza… This seems like my kinda Travel n social thing to do. But I do get your point as I am chaffing to go back “home” to my privacy and me time. Perhaps it’s the side effect of living on one’s own as per one’s lifestyle?
    I have had a ball meeting you and the others and can’t wait till we get back together again.
    I am just going to start the book and so excited to do that- thanks a tonne for it – it’s the perfect gift for me !!! xoxo

  • Denyse Whelan
    5 December 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Not long now and you will be home..or maybe you already are. It’s been great having glimpses into your holiday.
    Thank you for linking up this week for #lifethisweek Next week’s optional prompt is the photo-based “Share Your Snaps.” Denyse

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      5 December 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Not yet home – I get home Thursday night our time if all goes to plan. Looking forward for some beach time on Friday & Sunday as the weather is looking promising

  • BellyBytes
    5 December 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Having got to meet you so briefly, I got more of an insight into you Sanch. Otherwise you were quite an enigma . I thought you were older and bigger ( I know this makes you laugh) and was pleasantly surprised to see a kid ( you are younger than my daughters so please don’t take offence). I can understand you wanting to get back home despite being at ‘home’ with your parents. My girls used to get itchy feet too whenever they would come home to visit. Safe travels and happy new year!

  • CorinneRodrigues
    5 December 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Glad you had a great time and put faces to names and blogs. Always good to connect in person. I hope to meet you the next time you’re here. Have a good trip home.

  • Parul Thakur
    6 December 2018 at 1:39 am

    I loved your week. Full of fun and conversations. Safe travels and looking forward to seeing to seeing you again some day. <3
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  • Anamika Agnihotri
    6 December 2018 at 11:14 pm

    It is so good so many happy, smiling faces in your photos. Meeting bloggers in person and getting to know them in real makes blogging slightly more worthier. You had quite a busy days during your stay in India and I can understand your need to gather some quietness even while staying with family and parents. I am myself like that, being all stories and excitement for the first day and then the lull and the quiet and the longing to get back home. Have a lovely December.