Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We have moved :)

The adventures continue at Our Travelling Zoo . If you are one of my three regular readers, please don't forget to change your bookmark.

Almeno per rispetto verso la nonna, lo scrivo anche in italiano:

Le avventure continuano al nuovo blog, che e' per il momento intitolato "Our Travelling Zoo" o "Il Nostro Zoo Viaggiante". Quando poi ritrovo la concentrazione magari riesco a farmi venire in mente un titolo migliore.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

We are moving

Since the "fratellini" are no longer just two, it seems right to celebrate Lila's birth by moving to a more suitable address. So add Our Travelling Zoo to your bookmarks (please..?) and read about the new adventures of due fratellini + una sorellina :)

By the way, it has just occurred to me to check whether the correct spelling is with one or two l's. It turns out that "travelling" is  the British English spelling, but I have already picked the address of the blog, so we are stuck with it. Sorry, Americans.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Viola "Lila" Rosalind Ashok

Monday, May 28, 2012

Dinner and a movie

On Sunday night we went on a date with Appu. We took him to our currently favorite restaurant here in Calicut for a speedy dinner - while his little sister napped under achamma's careful watch. Rohan opted to stay home to watch his favorite Thomas movie instead and for once we thought, why not, if everyone is happy.

So it was just the three of us and it really is nice to spend a little time one on one with our big boy - he is already five years old!! When the waiter poured water in his glass he said "Thank you" and I told him "That was very polite, Appu, good job!". His comment was "I've never been polite in a restaurant before". So now he can tick that off his list :)

This is us in front of the steaming hot tagliatelle with cheesy pesto. Too bad I don't have a snap of the french soup in a bread bowl, I really must go back to document that, as soon as possible.

Almost official

Viola Rosalind Ashok


Lila Rosalind Ashok

But we would probably call her Lila at home either way. Any strong objections before we go to apply for the birth certificate?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

So, names

It's a rapidly changing market, but these are today's favorites:

Lila (pronounced the straightforward way, not Laila)
Nicole (we like the nickname Nikki, and we know two great girls with this name)

Combinations of the above for first and middle name?
As was pointed out by my mother, Lila could be used as a nickname for Viola (and we think maybe for Olivia too), so get two for the price of one? Or not?

Friday, May 25, 2012


Picu was born on May 21, around 9 PM. Don't worry, we'll think of another name soon...
Oh, and it's a girl.

More details soon.
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