Hi everyone, hope all of you had a fantastic new year’s eve and then a great start to the year 🙂 Any year that
starts with a 3 day holiday can only be awesome. No? As I said in my last post, the year that has gone by, it has had it’s share of highs and lows. So right now, I want to celebrate the highs with you. I did a highlights of 2014 in pictures post at the beginning of last year and want to make it an annual tradition 🙂
Jan being the birthday month, highlight can only be birthday! I wore a short dress for the first time in my life. Well, that is one item ticked off the list 🙂
Feb was our anniversary. We crossed the seven year itch and took our annual vacation to celebrate right afterward.
I went to US on work in March and landed there a day after a massive snow storm. I even joked with colleagues saying I brought the sunshine from India for them! It was my first experience of staying in a snowy place! I even saw Washington by day this time.
April was a good month blogging wise. I attempted the A2Z Blogging Challenge, did a few sponsored posts and was even interviewed on Bhavita’s blog. I even ended up winning a contest at Prasad’s blog Desi Traveller and he sent me the chronicles of Kerala Blog Express.
I kicked off May attending a two day workshop by Traci Ann Kurtis called You Inc. It was a great place to learn all about branding yourself. May was hubby’s birthday and we had a fun family day.
June brought out the monsoon and multiple work trips by hubby! I spent a fabulous afternoon with Suman. She is such great company. I look forward to our meetings all the time. June was her birthday month and we met a few days after that 🙂
July was pretty much a low key month. The highlight would have to be a Frozen themed birthday party that we attended. It is significant because my daughter learnt of the extent of preparation needed in a theme party and began talking of themes for her own. Also, this would have to be the point the Frozen madness began with her!
We shifted to a new home in August and this time the shifting was very smooth! I wrote all about my shifting experiences in a Microblog Monday post. I attended the Asus Divas Meet and a Chef’s Table at Eat Pray Luv. The chef’s table was a first time for me and I had such awesome time meeting old and new bloggers 🙂
September was a busy busy month! My daughter turned 5. On the day of her birthday, we celebrated in school, day care and then a family lunch. The weekend afterward, we did a Princess themed party where all her friends were invited. I was the emcee of the evening and what a fun time it was!!! Everyone including the kids and the parents had a super awesome time 🙂 Then came Ganesh Chaturthi where we did Lalbaugcha Raja Darshan. We left at 3 am and were back by 6 am – all before sunrise! My team at work also had an outbound on a beach resort near Mumbai. So all in all, it was a hectic month.
October brought with it our first visit to Kidzania – a role playing activity park for kids. My daughter and her friends had such a good time here 🙂 I also attended a photography workshop and learnt some basics of photography by Xerxes Adrianwala who is an avid trekker and amateur photographer. The highlight of October though was Karva Chauth!
December too was awesome thanks to Indiblogger. I was short listed for Zica Drive in Goa. There were two more meets on the same day! The festival spirit kicked in and we got all Christmassy. I also began hosting a giveaway on my blog. I ended the year relaxing at home with a book, a glass of wine and some vanilla scented candles. My pals from the Zica trip all sent Spock Hand selfies to Ankita Singhal who created this gorgeous collage!
That’s all folks! See you next year with another Highlights post 🙂