She’s got OCD – it keeps her safe. The world will end if the tendli is cut round, not straight. OCD – it gives her control, There’s so many rules – no one could take over her role.
My greatest friend in times of need, I talk to you, say what I please. You help me out when times get tough, You listen – never say you’ve had enough.
All I need now is a trim for this long lockdown hair,
And visit my family. May they continue to stay safe and well.
Social isolation is a privilege and we need to remember,
The ones forgotten – those who nobody cares for.
I’ve written ‘To Be A Better Wife’ to the tune of ‘Here There and Everywhere’, a song composed and written by the Beatles. I’m publishing the lyrics here, as they aren’t very clear in the video I recorded on my cellphone.
This video was a fun family activity for all of us and I recorded it in hope that it promotes social change. I hope you enjoy it.
Stay home. Stay Safe. And do your share of the chores,
Lookin’ heavy but feeling light, A spring in her step because she feels alright. More on her middle and less junk on her face, It drives many women crazy, this acceptance of age. That pursuit of youth, it’s a really huge business, Keeps the doctors working – fills hospitals and clinics. But chemical free isContinue reading “Keep Her Away From Autoimmune Disease”
When you’re stuck in the home, and it’s not your turf, And all you need is a quiet place so you can log on to work. When things are done someone else’s way, And you feel that you don’t have any say.
Many are struggling with Stay-At-Home Blues, and are finding it hard to stay positive during this enforced Covid19 Lockdown. I work from home and have had a few years packed with many activities at home – work, hobbies as well as running my home. Often these past years, just getting out of the house hasContinue reading “5 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Stay-At-Home Blues”
The times without a maid have always been a struggle for me, until recently. We made a lot of changes at home, and I reorganised my workflow, trying different ways, until I found something that works.
So, here’s 8 tips to help you live comfortably without a maid.
A guide for my piano students who are moving to online lessons on a temporary basis. I hope this post helps other students who are moving to online learning. The set-up in this post is basic and at no extra cost, for students who don’t want to spend on setting up for online lessons. It isContinue reading “A Students Guide To Online Piano Lessons”
She’s new to the building and here’s what they say, She has a career, and is out at work all day. Comes home late from the office, is NEVER around, To chat with the women, when they all gather down.
It has to be a full circle because you have to pay,
The piper you called out in your hour of disgrace.
For those of you who don’t live here, a ‘COPY’ is a notebook, usually an exercise book used for school homework. Now coffee, is just coffee, but is also pronounced ‘COPHEE’ like copy, but with an ‘h’ sound added to it, because in many Indian languages an f vowel is pronounced ph. This can causeContinue reading “A Guide To Help You Shop”
A ‘Found’ Essay I decided to use ‘found’ lines from my own poems, using techniques for writing found poetry. More on this in my post Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry Reading a little bit of ‘Why Mummy Drinks’ by Gill Sims made me want to try my hand at a different style of writing. Light hearted,Continue reading “If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay”
Aerobic composting in 5 easy steps My advice to those new to composting is to compost small, so it’s easy, convenient, and quick. Compost just one days waste each month if that’s what works for you. Because every little bit counts. Step 1 : Order matka biryani home delivered for dinner. The matkas don’t haveContinue reading “Composting for the relaxed housekeeper”
The sins of the mother, come down to her son, But how long should we blame her for what he’s become? One year of marriage – a journey together, That year during which we learn more about each other. Two years to bend, and to meet in the middle, Three to feel the need toContinue reading “5 Years A Victim”
I had a really lovely time at a workshop on ‘Found’ Poetry this December. The workshop was conducted by Ankita Shah, co-founder of The Poetry Club, at G5A, Mumbai. We worked on two different kinds of found poetry – Blackout Poetry and Cento Poetry. It was a lot of fun! Interesting to see how different theContinue reading “Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry”
A poem about forgiveness and a skill that is needed to form long-lasting relationships amid human failings. Forgive and forget, that’s what they say, So you can be a fool for them on yet another day.
If there’s too much to clean, just throw it all out. When you have cabin fever, just get out of the house! Cook simple and easy everyday, You can go out for something different once in a way.
Alone but not lonely, ‘cos I’m with myself, Just as happy as when I meet up with someone else. With paper and pen, and some words – not the best, Words sometimes unclear or imperfect – the way I talk to my friends. But blogging is different – I need to take care,
She’s got a Ph.D. without going to college, You’d be amazed if you understood her skills and her knowledge! She’s got her kids independent and a husband who helps, It wasn’t just good luck, don’t believe what she says.