Monday, August 17, 2009

back to routine ... !

So I am back to NL now and also back to work...

Vacation was nice in a way meeting family, eating lots of delicious food and shopping but at the same time wasted quite a few days in health problems. First Ashu got sick and then when he recovered I did. Tried to catch up but still couldn't achieve 100% on list of all that I wanted to do there.

Some things more apparent to me right now....
While was there, didn't have to cook a single day and so after coming back home here cooking felt like a pain.... hahaha
I ate so much while there, I feel I have turned into round watermelon shape now!! (Not kidding, really. I double checked in the mirror to confirm before claiming this!! )

We are again struggling with driving direction orientations ... you know all that left hand driving and right hand driving differences... !

By the way, what stands as a popular belief about driving in India that no one follows traffic rules and signals; I will say It IS wrong. People do follow; it's just that they require traffic police at every cross road or traffic signal to remind those to them!! And yes, there IS lane driving in India, only possibility is - not all knows lane driving rules and regulations!

It's nice weather in The Netherlands right now, and it was so warm on Saturday when we landed here. We felt that we might need our summer jackets as it was 13 degree in Frankfurt from where we changed the flight. But when we arrived here it was so hot that we started sweating... something not so much Dutch!

Quite busy today, home is still mess, but now getting into routine and so I guess I will be back to normal rate at blogging too!
See you till then. Enjoy the warm sunny weather!


thamarai said...

ya..the first few days after coming back everything is slow and a little dull...but things will settle down soon..:)..

~ Lopa said...

yeah i guess so, that's life ;)
But going back to work first day after vacation is not so good feeling ! :(

vivek said...

u look round only coz of ur new straight hair othwise i dont think u hv put on any wt.... u were ill for few days too na(ur swine flu!! he he he :D)

Unknown said...

Welcome back! So glad you enjoyed your vacation :-) I need to take some time to catch up with your blog entries, but I'm also just back from my vacation & will catch up with your blog more soon.

I wish you a great week :-)

Droomvla said...

I'm glad to see you back. I love your blog! :D

~ Lopa said...

@ vivek

everyone loved my new hair here, u know that?? ;o)
i get compliment everyday since i got here !! haha
And my version of swine flue didn't help me lose any weight :o(

@ A Touch of Dutch

Thanks :o) It feels so different when we are just back from vacation, isn't it? I hope you had a great vacation too and look forward to read all about it on your blog ! :o)

thamarai said...

For me going to office after vacation actually soothed me, I was more terrified of being alone in my apartment..:(

~ Lopa said...

@ Droomvla

Thanks :)
I checked yours too and loved it ! Looking fwd to explore more.

@ thamarai

haha, but how about being on vacation forever ;) [ ya ofcourse only if someone sponsers us for vacationing forever ;) ]

Pinay in Dutchland said...

welcome back lopa. its great to hear that you arrived here on a sunny day. when i came back from madrid, it was raining from belgium to netherlands and i just left a 35 degrees country. oh well, good ol' holland.

seems like everybody is back from vacations. time to live the dutch life again hehehe. goodluck witht he cooking

~ Lopa said...

@ Pinay in Dutchland

Thanks :)
So all back to dutch life. I am getting used to cooking again, no options ;)

nameera said...

Good to see you back.straight hair?straightened your hair eh?
Enjoyed your trip?

dev said...

:D Nice one on Indian driving and well cooking...ummm...i have someone to share my woes :))) Enjoy darling!

~ Lopa said...

@ nameera
Yes, straightened my hairs ;)
Yes trip was good, nice family time meeting everyone :)

@ dev
Finally... you are here.... :)
Yes I am always there to share any woes you want to share ;) lol
Thanks for dropping by and commenting :)

nameera said...

hey straight kaise karwaye?straightner/cream n all(in parlour)..
not the content i should be discussing here no>

~ Lopa said...

@ nameera

hehehe, give me ur personal id then and we discuss it there ;)
ya sab straightener and cream n all, 5 ghante parlour me bethne ke baad mile hai :oD

Orangesplaash said...

Hii Lopa,

Just came across your blog..nice read!!
I liked the way you described the vacation..yeah, going back to India must have been great fun.

I am also an expat here in Netherlands, been here since 1 year. I have recently started my expat blog check it out at

~ Lopa said...

@ Orangesplaash

Thanks :)
Ya vacations are always fun and when its meeting family and frnds, its great :)

So you shifted here for work? We are also here since last May only.
Sure will check out your blog... you have a nice stay here :)

dipali said...

hey seems u straightened ur hair ha.....would liek to see u in ur new look....

~ Lopa said...

@ dipali

come here for vacation ;)

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