The Night Before I Move

Moving day is here tomorrow. Let me clear something up – although I am moving to Chalakudy, which is about 50 kms away from where I currently live, I will be back home during the weekends. As my work is now shifting back to general day shifts for the next 10-15 days or so, that means that I will be back home on Saturday evenings by around 8pm and will spend the whole of Sunday @ home. Now atleast for the first couple of weeks atleast I will be back home, until things settle down.

I do not expect to be online much during the week as I will not an internet connection there for a few days. I need to sort out that – I’m hoping I can transfer my Tata Indicom wirelan broadband connection to Chalakudy and will drop in to their offices tomorrow morning to find out if it is possible. If not then my options is to buy either a Reliance Netconnect or Tata Phototon USB device that will let me get connectivity without the hassles of wires. I do not know what is the best option so I am just going to have to wait a few days and then get that sorted out.

In the meantime, I now need to buy a couple of buckets and a mug, a wastebin, some detergent & perhaps a clothes hanging stand on my way to Chalakudy tomorrow. That will do as far as purchases are concerned. I’m amazed at the stuff that I already have – plates, glasses, spoons, forks and knives along with a couple of utensils. Nothing more to do then pack my clothes and get ready for tomorrow. Excited and worried at the same time.

New home here I come!

The Perfect Beverage

For all the devotion, thirst for and yearning that I have for a drink that I have never ever tasted – just imagine what it would be like if I’ve had a pint or two!

For as long as I can remember watching English language movies, tv series and travel/living/food shows I have seen people drinking the Irish dry stout that is supposed to be heaven on earth. Ok, I have never tasted it but just look at it! Look at the way, a cold pint is poured into that curvy, sexy looking glass. That dark liquid body with the foamy head. Does it not look like the best drink you could ever pour into your mouth?

Created in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (St. James Gate brewery) in the 18th century, Guinness is Ireland’s gift to the world. It’s also one of the things that makes you want to become Irish and therefore, a matter of pride to them. Guinness¬†stout is made from water,¬†barley,¬†hops, and¬†brewer’s yeast, and is treated with¬†isinglass finings made from fishes’ air bladders, a portion of the barley is roasted to give Guinness its dark colour and characteristic taste. Despite its reputation as a “meal in a glass”, Guinness only contains 198¬†kcal (838¬†kilojoules) per imperial¬†pint (1460 kJ/l), fewer than skimmed milk or orange juice and most other non-light beers.

Wherever you are reading this post from, if you drink and can reach for a Guinness nearby, please drink a pint in my name.