Sunday, July 30, 2006

In search of the perfect weekend

I sometimes miss the time I was single, working in Bombay and had an awesome group of friends. The weekend was always busier than the week and on any given Monday morning I was sure to be more tired than on a Saturday. Most of the time it was the same thing every weekend .. pubs - movies - work to be completed - coffee - board games - and such and so forth.. but I never grew tired of it. Now all this feels so far away. I don't know what has changed - age, more domestic work here, culture of the place. Whatever it is, I miss my old weekends. Especially, when most weekends now are filled with domestic chores!

This weekend has been different. Friday was movie night. Trudged all the way across town to watch Omkara. The
dialogues hit a bit, but overall an effective adaptation of Othello and some pretty good acting. Saturday was better still. We decided to check out Borough Market. It was awesome - an explosion of colours. It helped that the day was nice and sunny. Apart from the tempting fruits, vegetables and other produce the other big attraction was the folk dancers - the vibrant music, gaiety and colours. I thoroughly missed not carrying my camera and losing a perfect photo opportunity. For all my future guests - a visit to Borough Market is definitely going to rank higher than a many of other 'touristy' things, London Dungeon for example! Back to the weekend. After such a wonderful morning, we didn't want to waste a perfect day indoors so on an impulse headed off to Hyde Park. Walked and walked and walked. More sunshine, happy people and missed photo opportunities. We finally got home pretty late and decided to end the perfect day with a movie and dinner at home. So over a quick fix dinner of the M&S mezze platter and beer, we watched 'The Usual Suspects'. A really interesting movie and a must watch - the storyline being the best part of the movie. Today we have some friends over for lunch. Better get on with the cooking. Its been a lovely weekend so far ..not too hectic, managed to fit in gym and had lots of fun. Cheers to more weekends like this to come!

P.S. Bought five Tarantino movies at the HMV sale - so atleast have a good movie collection to fall back on in coming weekends.

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