Everyday Moments (#SOL-2022)


Yesterday I went to the ENT department, I was feeling slightly uncomfortable in my right ear. Fortunately, there is no problem. On the 31st we went to the Regional transport Office to give our applications for the renewal of our driving licence. I wrote about it in the Linda’s Stream of Consciousness 😊.

#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2022 Daily Prompt – Jan. 1 – Mukhamani (wordpress.com)

The bulbuls have finally abandoned their plans of building a nest on the fan. They were trying till a few days ago. I wonder why they thought it was a safe place.

Our neighbour gave us some plants which have white flowers. We have planted them. We like Pudina and get it often from the shop. Some of the stalks had roots, so we planted them. Hopefully they will come up. Ginger saplings are coming up. We had planted them in October. I have a bottle full of salted lime. I made spicy chutney from it. We call it Tokku in Kannada. I was making it for the first time. It tasted good. I have made Tokkus of raw mangoes, gooseberries and tomatoes. They taste good with dosas and curd rice.

On the 2nd night our International Book club members met online. I enjoy the meeting and get to know about books which I would not have heard of. We have been meeting every month for two years and talk about the books we have read.

One evening we went to the grounds of the Management institute of a Canara Bank for a walk. There is a walking track and public is allowed in during certain hours. There are mango trees by the side of the track. They are of different varieties.  Some trees were blooming and in some there were small mangoes. Weaver ants had built their nests with the leaves of the trees. They looked so secure. I am glad they are in this place, at least the trees will not be cut down. In recent months we have seen so many trees felled along the highways. That is how human beings pay for their generosity. It will be too late by the time we realise how much we are harming the planet by cutting trees without any thought for the future.

#JUSTJOJAN  January 4 – Sadje https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/ – “generosity”

thakkali thokku recipe | tomato thokku recipe | how to make thakkali thokku (vegrecipesofindia.com)

Pudina: Medicinal Uses, Remedies, Research, Side Effects

https://www.easyayurveda.com/2017/03/27/pudina-mint-leaves-usesNest Building by Weaver ants – Krishna Mohan Photography (drkrishi.com)

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.


  1. Glad there was no major problem. It is sad that so many people think of themselves and not the environment when they go about clearing large areas. I always feel sorry for the animals who lose their homes.

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  2. Only a greedy human being without a soul could chop down a tree.They are so old with a tale to tell. If only they could talk. Would they be exactly the same as Tolkien portrayed them? I suspect so.


  3. I am fascinated by your International Book Club. What a great idea! I started a book club which met monthly for over 20 years until COVID began. I miss it terribly, but keep reading and still enjoy doing so. All the best and Happy New Year. Muriel

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