I could not help recollecting the posts in the last few days about the have nots' attitude to the haves of the world- the resentment etc. At every level, Excess always seem justified to the haves and obscene/ extravagant to the have nots.
Well, we attended this really grand reception of a soap maker's daughter. They had a printed menu, a map to the area, various types of palmistry and astrologers (from parrots to tarots), play area for the kids including a horse ride, an entertainment program , classical instrumental music etc etc. Almost as large in scale as the one we went to at Erode.
Anush's exploits included the following- she managed to get the ring around the target a couple of times at the carnival corner much to the stall guy's delight and claps, got mehendi done and also danced away with the Mickey mascot there- yikes to the germs on the mascot's palms !
Went to Inox and to Mayajaal to find that all tickets were sold out. So sat down to Mamma Mia on a DVD at home. Watched it with my folks which is the best way to do this, given Navy's disinterest and ignorance of ABBA. Thoroughly enjoyed the songs and we sang out LOUD. It is wonderful how the lyrics just come back after all these years... and in any case Meryl Streep is enough reason to watch this flick. She has a MadhuBala like quality about her.
Vanilla Place is conducting a workshop for kids (3-6 yrs) for a week during Navrathri Holidays. Sounds fun.
Story trails has a lot of stuff for kids for the holidays
Hippocampus may take in Anush now since she is 3 yrs old- need to check once again
Falguni Pathak was in Chennai. I am not sure I would have enjoyed it but Anush may have liked it there.
Planning an official trip to Mangalore mid week. Wonder if I can try and do Udipi while there.
Need to plan something for the long weekends in October.