Saturday, December 01, 2012

Day 2 - Beach, Pizza, Talaash and Rajma Chawal!

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Yesterday was Saturday and a not a very windy day (like it typically is, here in Wellington)! We drove down to Paraparaumu beach and spent time there. There were fluffy white clouds in the sky. The Tasman Sea waves were lapping up against the shore one after the other. Was a beautiful sight, close-my-eyes-and-lie-down-here-types!





N had a lot of fun, trying to catch the water in his fists, running behind and then away from the waves, playing with the stuff the water brought along.




We even drew some hearts in the sand; one for each of us, sized to match our heights. 




This was followed by a much needed tummy filling pizza lunch at Hell's Pizza. Hell's is a locally owned chain started in NZ and now spread across Australia and UK. Loved their collection of veggie and chicken pizzas. 

From here we proceeded to a quaint li'l modern village square with local shops, a farmer's market and ice cream, candy and honey stores along with other stuff.
I was amused by this sign on the door to an art gallery and gift store. Usually stores have the opposite sign. I thought this was cute and a stand-out!! I did go into the store with my double cream and cookies cone :) 



S and I looked at each other and thought "What next?" I am a big watch-movies-in-the-theater buff and this activity had reduced in frequency for some time after N was born but now we are back in action. We decided to watch Talaash, the latest Aamir Khan flick. And as expected with almost any Aamir Khan movie, it was a treat. Loved the taut, well edited and directed thriller. Well done Reema Kagti, Bravo!!

Came back home, had rajma chawal - a favourite in our house. Was inspired by Archana's post about making this. Loaded the dishwasher and while the hubby put the kid to bed I started on this post. All in all, it was a day well spent!



22 comments:

  1. Oh all 4 things I love in one post title. :) Aamir, Beach, Rajma Chawal and Pizza. Slurrpp.. Sunday is made. Good Luck with the marathon

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    1. Thanks!! Me too love all the 4 ;)

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  2. Whoa! You already got your day two post in! I shall probably screech in somewhere closer to midnight :)

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    1. Hee Hee, a pro and con of being in the almost-earliest timezone is that I get to/have to write my posts well before the rest of the world wakes up to their day :)

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  3. Good write-up accompanied by pictures. Looks like a very relaxing place. I loved the 2nd and 3rd photo. Happy blogging.

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    1. Thanks Biju! It was indeed a very relaxing place and beautiful to look at :)

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  4. Wow!!! And its super fun beign part of this marathon bloggers group. LOvely reading this post..and this place is beautiful.

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    1. Agree Prats!! Its is fun doing this marathon thingy and getting to virtually know so many people :)

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  5. sounds like a great day..loved the hearts drawn on the sand..yet to see Talaash..lovely pics too..:-)

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    1. Thanks!! Go see Talaash, I promise I won't give away the suspense :)

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  6. this looks awsum...nice way to spend a Sunday...:))

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  7. rajwa movie beach! :) sundays are meant to be like this, aren't they!

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    1. Oh ya this was like a perfect weekend day :)

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  8. Great Sunday. And good luck for the marathon. :-)

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  9. The beach looks beautiful...though Wellington rings the fauji bell in my head. :)

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    1. Yes AJ! It does for me too! I am an army kid and have been to the other Wellington near Ooty :)

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  10. It all looks so picture perfect :). Looking forward to more of the marathon posts ;)

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  11. I love rajma
    I love aamir
    I love beaches

    there u have it :D

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