I (we) had a very Indian weekend. It was a Republic Day on the 26th of January, and enthusiastic company my D works for organized a ceremony of the flag raising and a small celebration of this holiday. We both had day off, so even I went there with my D. What I liked the most was the weather - a little chilled in the morning, but very pleasing by the afternoon.
I was very glad we had to go out in the morning, what we don't do frequently. The air was fresh, the sun was warm... and the fields were green! On the way back from my D's office, we turned left and had a short ride among the fields of Punjab, the thing I wanted to do for so long, but wished we could simply walk among that green grass.
My dear D advised me to take the picture of these peculiar stacks of grass, prepared by farmers. You know he also participates in material selection for my blog :) There you can also see cow dung "cakes" which are used as fuel, and most probably, as fertiliser.
We were hungry so the McDonalds cafe on the way was to the purpose. It was decorated from outside and inside in the colors of Indian flag.
We had a modest meal, me - simple sandwich, and my D - Maharajah sandwich He said that only Maharajahs (kings) eat it :) I had no problem, as Maharajah's wife is queen (Maharani), right?
This is a picture of my Indian attire which is called suit. I don't really like wearing them, but it can be done for special occasions:).
Going back home, I continued in the spirit of a very special day and wanted to show you my beautiful peacock purse, gifted by my MIL. Peacock is a National bird of India.Our car also bears our intercultural relations signs. My husband made Cross and Om stickers on the sides of the windshield.
This was just a part of my very Indian weekend. In the evening we went out to have South Indian food called dosa, and visited fair on Sunday. I made some meals at home, but probably will tell about all these in the next post. I'm glad I find support in all your kind comments and a true interest in my blog's topics :) Thank you very much!
As a new week has started, wishing you all a wonderful week and a fabulous weekend!