Showing posts with label mountains. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mountains. Show all posts

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Shimla will always be home

I'm home! My mum and I have managed to find two weeks to come and spend it here in Shimla. We've been coming here for all summer holidays for as long as I can remember since my grandparents have a home here.

And this is the view from one side of home. I admit that Shimla doesn't look this devoid of human existence as the picture above. It is pretty commercial now but the photo is just 2 years old. (plus I took it very strategically :)

Usually we all come here together and help my nani (maternal grandma) to clean up the house and have everything up and running. But this time it's just mum and me. We have been given our instructions, let the cleaning begin!

There are curtains to change, pillow covers to remove, dusting to do, loos to clean etc etc. And though this house feels empty without hearing chatter and laughter, not seeing somebody nap in a room or fight over how many peaches they ate, I am not sad. (not completely) Because company is arriving in a few days, some friends are coming for a week and I'm getting excited just thinking of everything that we're going to do.

There are going to be afternoon walks, lovely things to eat, board games to play and my special favourite is watching episodes of the Sherlock Holmes as played by Jeremy Brett.

Well this has been quite a personal post hasn't it! I must leave you and go eat dinner but hopefully I will be able to post more tomorrow with pictures!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold

"Ent: When Winter comes, the winter wild that hill and wood shall slay;
    When trees shall fall and starless night devour the sunless day;
When wind is in the deadly East, then in the bitter rain
I'll look for thee, and call to thee; I'll come to thee again!

EntWife: When Winter comes, and singing ends; when darkness falls at last;
     When broken is the barren bough, and light and labour past;
I'll look for thee, and wait for thee, until we meet again:
Together we will take the road beneath the bitter rain!

Both: Together we will take the road that leads into the West,
               And far away will find a land where both our hearts may rest.