Microwave Madam

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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,

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A Guide To Help You Shop

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 cause much confusion!

This post will help you get familiar with commonly used terms when you go shopping for clothes here in Navi Mumbai (and in many other parts of India), so that you are able to find what you want without too much difficulty.

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If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay

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, but with a message.

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Occupational Therapy

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If you’re feeling bored and have nothing to do,

Just pray for someone to leave some shares to you!

You’ll have forms to fill and submit to the bank,

Affidavits, attested copies & hopefully a signature mismatch! Continue reading Occupational Therapy

Comfort Food and Writing

A home that’s relaxed needs organisation and routine,

Things bought in advance, and no last minute cooking.

But there’s just one thing that used to cause me stress,

Paperwork and clearing my inbox, something I’d rather attend to a lot less.

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Writing to minimise drudgery and find solutions

A post about how writing helps me find solutions, and minimise stress. I write and find solutions when running my home gets me down, and I decided it would help me make filing our annual income tax returns quick, and stress-free. And it did!


It’s THAT time of the year. When our annual income tax returns force me to deal with paperwork I have put aside and left undone the full year. I’m generally not prone to feelings of sadness, but this is one time that’s always an exception. I fall back on the only thing that helps me – Chocolate cake and hot cup of chai!

This year, I decide to put my knowledge of piano practise techniques to use, and organise this activity once and for all.

I’m going to FIGHT THIS BEAST and I’m going to WIN!

Then enjoy my chocolate cake and chai with a satisfied grin.

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