[Noss Mayo]On the excitement front, little sister (who’s a chef) got herself a job in the UK and is flying out tomorrow. So it’s goodbye to window shopping, travelling and watching movies together. We’ve raided most of the shopping malls in town trying to adequately prepare her for the England winter. She’s going to be in this picturesque little place on the South coast called Noss Mayo (picture on the right).

She was kind of my activity partner for the last year or so ๐Ÿ™‚ Though we’re quite like chalk and cheese as far as personalities go, we share quite a few interests. And we both quit our jobs around the same time. Actually, she did first. And I followed soon after. My poor parents were in quite a state wondering what the hell was happening with the two sisters and where they had gone wrong!

Years ago, there were times my parents were a little embarassed and confused about my sister’s career choice. In the town we come from, I doubt there are many who would choose it as a career. They didn’t know how to explain that their daughter had chosen a career in the kitchen, when their friends’ kids were becoming doctors and engineers.

But I think she made a smart choice. She’s always been creative and when I asked her once what she enjoys about the culinary arts, her answer was that it’s something different everyday. It gives you scope to experiment. You can do so many things with food. And you never get bored. Besides which she loves good food.

Now the parents can’t quite seem to grasp that their little daughter is going off to another country, and that too, to work. But I think they’re pretty pleased. And I even caught my usually unflappable father getting a little emotional over the phone.

I guess it’s time for her to spread her wings.

Now that she’s leaving though, I’m wondering who I’m going to call when I want to watch a first day first show with!

6 thoughts on “Moving on

  1. hey anita,

    call my sis nidhi…..i am sure she feels the same way u do…

    and she also wont crib when I forget to call her sometimes…:)


  2. Congrats to your sis.. It is truely amazing to see someone picking a different choice of career and I am happy to see that she has succeeded in it as well.

  3. Neha: thanks for dropping by! your sis is so busy that its difficult to make any plans with her. we’ve been trying to catch a movie together for a few years now and it hasn’t happened yet! i’m not hoping too hard now ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Deepak: It does make me very happy. I guess its always nice to see a sibling do well for himself/herself.

  4. Great to hear about your sister! How long is she going for? The place looks gorgeous! Yep…get her prepared for the cold.. but also the rain… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like your blog btw ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Thanks Vidya! She’s gone for a few years at the very least. We’ve scared her about the weather so she’s left behind all her summer clothes!!

  6. Well so she is finally going. She must be happy now. I am so happy for Babli. DO wish her a bon voyage from our side…

    I am sure you will miss her but hey you never know … you just might be able to see her soon…

    All the best !! and yes… do come down here to Bangalore ..when you are free… we will freak out with some more cuisines and places.. heh e and some more wines…

    hic !!

    Happiness always,


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