Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shahpur Jat, the designer hub in Delhi

Shahpur Jat is another of my favourite areas in Delhi filled with designers and small stores
so the other day I was back for a peak 

when it comes to Indian design for women I don't know how many shops you can find here
then there's some european ones like Olivia Daar , a french designer who has worked with some of the big french designer houses, Le Parisienne -  an old haveli where you can find both a store and a nice café...

as always I found some new stores

winding alleys take you around 

so much fun
I haven't found that many places to eat at though
I always end up at Le Parisienne's café 

don't miss out..... if you are into shopping that is

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sayonara to the Japanese week at Kunskapsskolan

yesterday we said Sayonara to a week filled with new knowledge about Japan and Japanese culture
all the artwork where on display, dancers performing and school was filled to the brim with students, kids, parents, students to be and guests

pretty ladies

so beautiful

waiting next to a Samurai origami hat

grownups and small ones

the boys did a good job as introducers    

in action....Japanese dance

lovely ladies

Friday I visited a class where the students got to try on Japanese clothes and learn how to sit like a samurai

lots of giggles among the girls

what a funfilled week it has been
smiling kids and staff who have learned so much about Japanese culture thank's to a group of wonderful parents and students
thank you for sharing

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Don't miss out on Hauz Khas if you're in Delhi

payed a visit to Hauz Khas again
as I always do when having visitors
walking the narrow alleyways is fun and interesting
you never know what you'll find
some stores had closed and some new one have opened, some favourites are still there
(found a new one that I really liked...jewellery !)

new art on the walls

lots of places to eat at

the green khas (reservoir) glittering in he midst of all

yes, it's still one of my favourite places in Delhi

Friday, September 25, 2015

A little bird told me

that it's already Friday...again...
can't believe it !
days always fly by when someone is visiting

this one has been sitting in the same tree all week long
(think it's a young one) and I think it's some kind of kite ?
the smaller birds have been going crazy 
chirping to tell that danger is really close

wow, those big eyes...

enjoy your cozy Friday dear reader

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's Japanese week at Kunskapsskolan Gurgaon

This week it's Japanese week at Kunskapsskolan Gurgaon
some Japanese parents(mostly mothers) are running the show with storytelling, calligraphy, origami,
an exhibition etc etc etc
so much fun for everyone

yep I could tell it was Japanese week
love the fish"flags"

part of the exhibition showing Japanese culture with dolls etc

beautiful kimono

amazing paperwork...origami roses....

today I visited an origami lesson
the sensei's where teaching the kids how to fold airplanes

and of course they had to write their names on them...in Japanese

out for a test run to see if they would work

and they sure did...over and over again !
it was all smiles and laughter

I can't wait to be back for more tomorrow.

Monday, September 21, 2015

A history lesson at Gandhi Smriti

Saturday we decided to go for a history lesson at Birla house in Delhi
also called Gandhi Smriti
it's the place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed when he was in Delhi
and also the place where he was assassinated on the 30th jan 1949

it tells the story about his life in pictures and words

(unfortunately the whole place was undergoing major reconstruction)

his bedroom and

the room where he worked

his last walk leading up to the monument at the spot where he was shoot

this area in Delhi  is so green and clean !
by the way
Birla house is at 5, Tees January Lane if anyone feels like going