…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menologue; The OZ Venture

The Monday following the Scotland Island weekend was a quiet one at home with Remus. Akka had arrived from Portland Oregon for a couple of weeks visit. "Akka" is the Sri Lankan term for elder sister - in this case of N (Emm's hubby) and therefore, by default, of all in the house. Akka and I enjoy each other's company, so it was lovely that our visits coincided.

Emm got busy in the kitchen - lots of food prep, but not least, plenty of fruit and salads.

On the Tuesday, the start of an intense six days came; Swami Swaroopananda ("Our" swami-ji) was making his half-yearly visit from India. Four evenings of talks and satsang, then a day and a half of meditation and discourse on the Maha MRtunjaya Mantra, then a half day at the cinema for a showing of the Chinmaya Creations Film of Gurudev's life (starring my very own "Son-one", a fellow student from Sandeepany!)

Swami-ji is a most inspiring speaker and is able to connect with all ages, all personalities, all from any walk of life.

Emm and I had an amazing week.

Plus, it gave us the opportunity to sari-up every day!


  1. SO you are saying you were NOT Sorry to be able to SARI up, right??? hehehee Just couldn't resist that one...

    OMD OMD that is a GORGEOUS Kitchen... on that can be COOKED in...
    Isn't it Wonderful to have a cleric who can talk with and relate to ALL ages?

  2. Remus looks happy!! Mum LOVES all those cupboards in that kitchen. She reckons she hasn't got enough cupboards. She'd probably put me in one if she had any more. That sari is BEAUTIFUL!! How serene and elegant your friend looks. Any pics of you sari'd up????????

  3. You had SUCH fun on your trip....AND the foodables look *drool* soooooo yummy!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. I love the colors... they look wonderful!

  5. We say F&E's comment and it cracked us up! We love that big kitchen and HUGE window!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. YOu do have exciting times! I did forest walkies today, Wed.!

  7. I'm into fruit and salad, too hot to cook.
    Even sari up sounds good nice and cool.


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