We are flying from Dubai (pictured above, with a view of the Burj Al Arab) to Kerala, India today, and I may be offline for a while due to sketchy internet conditions – but please follow our adventure on Instagram to stay in touch!
In other news… it’s my birthday.
I’ve been in Dubai for a week now, visiting family. So far I’ve managed to stay away from my laptop and I must say, vacation-mode has been wonderful. Amma (Adarsh’s mom) has been taking such good care of us – greeting us every morning with steaming hot chai before ushering us to a breakfast table groaning with savoury South Indian specialties – poori, bhaji, masala dosas, sambar, idli, uppuma, puttu, chana… I am quite possibly in heaven.
You know that moment when you should be packing for that trip across the world that happens tomorrow, but instead you plant yourself on the sofa under many, many blankets drinking tea with egg nog in it and popping fried cheese in your mouth? Yeah, that’s the moment I’m currently experiencing.
Today, I bring you fudgy meringue brownies with creamy peppermint buttercream and crushed candy canes. Ultimate Christmas brownies!
My toddler brushed his teeth in the dog’s water bowl this morning. I just thought you should have that information, in case any of you were feeling like inadequate parents and I could make you feel better about yourselves. You’re doing great!