March 29, 2010

Farewell Chennai! Hola Bangalore!

Was there in Bangalore on work and squeezed some time to check out our new house. Adequate is how it can be described after what has been a most custom made living that we have enjoyed the last 6-7 years in terms of home in Chennai.

This week has gone in wrapping things up literally. Have not even done a proper post in a while- be it Aditi's 6th month or her Anna prasanam, Anush's school review or her making cards for all in school, the loving farewells from various friends, my quick glimpse tours of all the houses we have stayed in Chennai..... anyway we should be all set in Blore by April second week.
Have been unable to capture all the emotions that I feel about the move - muddled, expectant, excited, disturbed, hopeful, nostalgic....mostly happy that we will be together as a family and an extended family .

There are many friends from the past we can catch up with. And as many blogging ones that I leave behind in Chennai , I will find in Blore. Of course i cannot be Bangalore Timeout but am hoping that my friends will keep me posted on what to do, from everything like good theaters to good restaurants, kids workshops to weekend getaways, even a good carpenter or plumber!

For now I will work from home ( with a few day trips to Chennai ) and for that I feel grateful.

Gives time to settle into a new city, a new school for Anush, a new work environ, discover and explore a new place!

For me, Chennai has been for culture and comfort, maybe complacency even.
Let us see what is in store in Bengaluru. Off we go.

30 comments:

MindfulMeanderer said...

Welcome to blore! :)
Moving is always hard but hopefully the charm of blore will get to u soon .. :p

Swapna said...

Welcome to Bangalore Art...
Best wishes for settling down safely and smoothly

ChoxBox said...

welcome art!

LOLing @ carpenter/plumber - will get on his case again today. btw the complex you move into should have one of both in any case. would be worth checking.

and hey you're just moving across the peninsula! its the same continent, even the same country!

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

Aaah.. I thought i will sneak in and say bye to you but that never happened.. Wish you well Girl..

Krishnan said...

Have a great time in Bangalore. Best wishes to you, Navy, Anush and Aditi.

Mama - Mia said...

welcome!!! :)

VJ said...

All the very best for the move Art.
Havent been able to comment for sometime now.. was really busy but still reading all your posts !!
Will miss meeting you in Chennai.

starry eyed said...

Welcome! and take care during the move n settling down...luv to ur two.

PS. We're still searching for a regular carperter/plumber after 7 years!!

2 B's mommy said...

All the best for the move Art. Love the header !

nanands said...

I can see the cardboard boxes behind the kids. I wish I was there to help you...

Bhavana said...

Goodluck to all of you Art. Have a wonderful time in B'lore.

How do we know said...

Hey.. All the best for the move.. now that it is here.. and hope u love ur time in Bangalore...! :-)

Shankari said...

Already in Bangalore?? Wishing you a happy and safe settling down. I hope you get to like Bangalore as much as Chennai :)

The Inquisitive Akka said...

Welcome to Bengaluru!

Sands said...

Good luck with the move art :)

sandhya said...

Welcome to Bangalore. Here's hoping that I'll get to meet you. Will have to ask Chox for an intro.:)

Arundhati said...

Welcome to Bangalore ! Its nothing like Madras, but its nice in its own way. No beach, but there are the parks..

Love the header and the aerial shot of Anush in the box :)

Plumber and electrician were my big worries, until I discovered most big apartment complexes have an inhouse one. Makes sense, with 100s of homes

H said...

Good luck with your move art...header picture is absolutely gorgeous :-)

Anonymous said...

Best wishes Art....will miss u r Chennai posts - Dimpy Didi

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Hi Art, I lived in Bangalore for 3 years. So I can help you out with couple of things maybe like eatouts, restaurants, shopping...:)

Anonymous said...

Goodluck to all of you Art. Have a wonderful time in B'lore. Will be missing ur posts on Chennai.. :-(
-Kokkilaa

Timepass said...

Good Luck..Lovely header pic..I could not get to cuddle aditi when we met..hopefully, will vasool that the next time we meet..

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Art and family ! We will miss your Chennai updates.
Hope you enjoy Bengalaru.. !

Smitha

Rhea said...

Good luck!! Love Bangalore myself.. Was there for two years as a student. :-)

Diya said...

Welcome !! Hope u get to discover the best of B'lore :-)

Just Like That said...

Welcome to B'lore. The weather's changed for the better since I saw this post! :-)

apu said...

Hope you're getting settled in nicely... call if you need anything.

Trishna said...

Hey Art,
emailed u and messaged on FB..waiting for ur reply..lemme know ASAP..
THanks in advace.
Trish

Hip Grandma said...

I hope you guys settle down in Bangalore pretty soon. was subjected to frequent changes in terms of schools and friends as a child. But have forgotten how it feels with having stayed in one place for the past 37 years.How does anush like the place/

Artnavy said...

thank you all

if anush likes her school then we r all set for now at least