And then, suddenly I packed my bags and headed off to my Sister‘s place. We had planned a road trip along with the BIL Bonnie. We were to meet the gamer pals Srijay and Sarvesh (who were to drive down from Pune) at Lonavala/Khandala the next morning, and hang around there for a day or two.
The eve was spent at the Sister’s where I received the VIP treatment. Same treatment that I receive when I go back home to my Motherland, Goa.
The Sister and I grew up reading books, hence you will find her place or mine always filled with books lying all over the place. Its a different thing that off late all my books are lying in a cupboard. But I plan to read those sometime in the future.
We have our sharing system. If the Sister buys a book, I don’t buy it. If I buy a book, the Sister won’t buy it. When we meet, we exchange our stash. If we don’t meet, the stash gets pilled up at home in Goa. From where we pick the best of the lot and take it to our respective places. This system works perfect.
Back to the Sister’s place. There was a whole bunch kept for me to choose from. I took all.
Bonnie shows up with a so called ‘ergonomic’ mouse, which drew the attention away from the books. Jolene played around with it for a bit and realized that it a complete load of bull. I wonder where that mouse is lying now.
And guess who was lying near the Sister’s bed. Sponge Bob, Square Pants! There is another Sponge Bob lying at home in the showcase btw.
More soft toys made their presence felt.
My stash comprised of just one book. Which I read on the train from Hyderabad to Mumbai. This one is now archived in a cupboard at Home, Motherland.
The Sister then got down to business and did some research on locations around Mumbai. Notice the awesome wallpaper of the Gulmarg Gondola she has on screen!
And the soft toys were back!
But the moment was ruined thanks to the standard shoot yourself in the mirror since no one documents the photographer moment.
We were in two minds whether to go to Bhimashaker instead. Google maps to the rescue and the Sister to the research.
And yes, chocolates! Thank to our aunt who got these for us. Oh, and there you seen another book on Paper Quilling. You should check out my Mother’s Quilling work.
My machine was with me too. This bad boy took me places.
Oh and this book, I had to take back and archive it at the Motherland. Turns out the Sister had bought this one too. Fail on my part.
All this research, hanging around, eating chocolates made time fly. Before we knew it, it was pretty late.
Time had come to call it a night. The next day would involve a lot of driving in heavy rains. We all would need out beauty sleep.
More soft toys were found lying by the bed.
I clicked a photo of what the author of “No God in Sight” had to say.
And then the lights were out.