When we started out with our unschooling journey, we felt a little like knights in shining armor freeing ourselves from our own self-imposed shackles. Hence the name of the blog.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

We made it to London!

We are all sick and down enough that packing involved throwing everything i thought we'd need into a few suitcases. Zoya was sick enough that to the last half hour before our 2 am flight... we did not know if we'd decide to get on board. She has a racking cough that has left her exhausted and very low on energy. She is now beginning to recoup.... we hope and think so. We start planning our week tomorrow after confirming that another trip to the Doc is not required.

Excited to have started the trip but worried that we are all in varying stages of illness. We are currently with Ravi's cousin, Priya, and her husband, Rishi, in their lovely little apartment in Headington, Oxford. Love seeing fall colors after so long. Raghu went and got a real mozzarella sandwich right away. Priya had read my blog this week and went and got feta, tomatoes etc in case Raghu was still in the mood. And Rishi brought cinnamon toast crunch, Raghu's fave cereal, and oranges and strawberries for Zoya. We have settled in and created a center piece with our giant collection of supplements and medicines on their coffee table. Just had a lovely dinner... a fab chicken dish created by Rishi. We are full of good food, enjoyed warm baths, time and stress-free space to relax, and are trying to get our energy back up.

Going to bed now and cuddling up with kids. Focusing on health and joy for tomorrow.


globeonmytable said...

Waving to you from East Hagbourne, only 20/25 minutes away. Sarah

Sandra Dodd said...

Putting Cinnamon Toast Crunch on the grocery list here.

Hema A Bharadwaj said...

Hey Sarah.... Hallo from over here :-)

Wish i could make plans and say hello in person. At present we'll be lucky to make it into London at all this week. Still sort of under the weather. Ventured out with the family though today to pick up sock-slippers, heavy-duty lip-balm tubes and a non-hairy-doll (no soft toys for Z for a while if it can be helped said the Doc... so we thought a new doll might distract her) at the Cormarket Street here in Oxford. Made it a snappy, happy trip. Dh and Dd are still in siesta mode. We seem to be getting better as a family today :-) Perhaps i can give you a call?

Hema A Bharadwaj said...

THANKS Sandra... i told Raghu... and his lips formed a slow upward turn :-) as he registered the info.

Urmila said...

Idania and family love cinnamon toast crunch and know where to get it in India. There is a shop at the Kalyani Nagar Adlabs cinema that has a lot of American goodies. I just saw it the other day.

Sorry, didn't know you were all ill! That's exactly what happened to us, and I didn't tell anyone in case they insisted that we check for swine flu, visit doctors and take medication. We lay low on arrival in Sunnyvale CA and quietly recovered without any of the above! I understand that you guys needed docs and medication though.