Lunch Date…

Unplanned Moments are always better than the Planned Ones…

It started with a Lunch Date in Limbdi on Sunday Afternoon…but it ended with 1100 kms Crazy Long Drive…

Last couple of months were hectic for both of us…I was way too busy with my studies and Vicky was lost in his business…we didn’t even get time to talk anymore…so he asked me out for Lunch so that we can spend some quality time together…we were in the middle of our mouthwatering Kathiywadi food…suddenly Vicky asked me to go to Somnath which is straight 310 kms away from Limbdi…he said ‘we will stay overnight and be back by Monday evening’…I hesitated a little because we didn’t have any clothes or other necessary things for staying overnight…I didn’t even carry my medicine pouch which you will always find in my bag…

But by the end of our Lunch Date…I said yes…I know I know…without clothes…without makeup or freshen up kit…I just said yes…but that was the best part of our Unplanned Escapade 😉

We visited Kesar Mango Orchards of Talala…Mango is a famous tropical fruit which is very sweet in taste…and Kesar is one of the best variety of Mangoes…just for your knowledge majority of Mangoes from Talala are exported…now Indians are deeply and madly in love with Mangoes…it’s a summer fruit and we use it a lot in our cuisine…so like my fellow Indians I am also addicted to Kesar Mangoes…and visiting Orchards in this season was just perfect…trees were full of yummy mangoes…

Like I said we were supposed to be back by Monday evening…and we were done with our Mango Shopping by afternoon…so we decided to go via Gir Forest range and stopped in a roadside hotel for Lunch…no air conditioning…no designer furniture or decorated walls…in fact there were no walls…the owner kept few Neelkamal Dining Sets and chick curtains to beat the heat…but that was the best food we had during our small getaway…and it costed us only Rs 280…can you believe that???

Now the owner of that Hotel Safari…asked us to visit the nearby Anil Farmhouse…which bought a U turn in our journey…the Farmhouse was so green in color and we couldn’t resist ourselves from staying overnight…and the Riverside view of the room in which we stayed was just awesome…we were close to nature…there were thousand shades of green and that too in scorching heat of Saurashtra Region…well that changed our mood again but we did leave early in the morning the very next day…

No set destination…No clothes to change…just full on masti…going crazy in Kesar Mango Orchards…falling over the riverside view…the Wildlife…the Farmhouse…the Sea…the mouthwatering Kathiyawadi Food…nothing was planned but gave us the memories of lifetime…Thanks to hubby the great 🙂

We both are unpredictable…this isn’t our first unplanned small vacation…we had done it previously…people say being unpredictable and unplanned isn’t a good combo…but we believe sometimes you need to let go…you need to live in the moment…you need to get lost…and one day while wandering around you will find your destiny…

Here are few pics for all of you…ENJOY 🙂

BEAUTIFUL ROADS OF GUJARAT

Beautiful Roads of Gujarat

KESAR ORCHARDS OF TALALA

Kesar Mango Orchards of Talala

FARMHOUSEFarmhouse

SOUVENIRS

Souvenirs Love AARYA

It’s too late…

‘Give him a divorce’ she said coolly ‘You are not happy in this relation, look what he has done to you…don’t you feel suffocated…you are always crying and cribbing…so get a divorce’

She looked at her with moist eyes and smiled ‘It’s not easy Tanya, to get up and give divorce, 30 years of marriage later it feels funny’

‘No there’s nothing funny about it Mom, you think that Vivan and I aren’t aware about the relation you shared with Dad…we always knew that you are not made for each other…he doesn’t like you, for him wife is just a trophy to flaunt in the society…to give food and have sex with…you given up half of your life to this dead relation…what you got…migraine and so many health problems which no doctor in the world can understand…few years of your life are left…don’t you feel like breathing fresh air…living once just for once…on your terms’

She waited for her mom to say something but when she didn’t…she continued ‘Maa Vivan and I will always support you…just let us know if you want to go ahead with divorce…don’t worry about money we are doing good…anyway you will get half of dad’s property in alimony…so money isn’t an issue’ she winked

She smiled softly and said ‘Tanya it’s not that easy…within few years I realized his hatred towards me…but I was helpless because both of you were so small…and most importantly I was dependent…I didn’t have enough qualification to start a job…when your nanaji used to tell me to work as a teacher I never took him seriously…and by the time I thought about working, it was too late…now few years are left…I am 50, why to go through all this fuss?’

‘Why didn’t you work?’

‘You know I was young and naïve…but you my dear…never leave your job…I know Sahil loves you and takes great care of you…but sometimes husbands change I hope that day never comes in your life…so keep working just for fun…there are many women who wants to run away from bad marriages but they can’t’

‘Because they are dependent just like you’ she completed the sentence for her mom…she got up and gave a tight hug to her mom and said ‘I don’t know how much I can understand your decision to stay in this marriage…but we would always be there by your side just in case you change your mind’  

Love AARYA

Waiting…

I was sitting alone on the platform waiting for my train…I met him for the first time on this very platform 5 years ago…it was not love at first sight…but something was different…we were always like fire and ice…something was magical and magnetic about us…and when we fell for each other we don’t know…everything was going smooth until I asked him to get married…

Well I know we never said those three magical words but we were always in love…I never knew that he will change…I always thought I am the one…I always thought he loves me more than anything else in this world…but when reality hit me hard I decided to move on…

Now it’s being more than six months…I haven’t seen him or talked to him…but I guess he knows that I am leaving…I wish he was here, I was dying for one last look of his face…I got up as my train was whistling…

I was able to feel the cold metal between my fingers…I turned around to see the gate for the last time where I met him for the first time…I closed my eyes…tried to remember his naughty eyes, his long tresses, his soft lips on mine…the trained whistled for the last time…I opened my eyes and he was standing on the same spot where I saw him for the first time…

 Love AARYA

 

Change is Constant

By nature…we are afraid of CHANGE…but I want you to CHANGE your attitude towards life before time forces you to CHANGE…

Believe me it’s less painful to CHANGE when we still have times…it helps you survive when things are going  haywire…your rigidness will take you nowhere…it will leave you wounded and starved…

CHANGE is Constant…So,

‘Don’t be afraid of CHANGE…you may lose something good but you may gain something better – Unknown’

Love AARYA