Interlude

It is that time of the year again – a time to catch up with family.

Times have changed from when families could afford to live together and spend all their time with each other — often getting on each other’s  nerves and under each other’s foot, but also being a support!  Today we have to measure the times together in small doses and stretch and make the memories last till the next time we can be together again. For technology can only give us the ‘virtual feel,’ but never replace the virtual experience. Skype and phone are fine, but nothing can replace the 4D effect of the actual thing. Everything else takes second place as togetherness takes primary place in the scheme of things.

The trains and flights are full of those who are visiting their children/parents.  It is endearing to see the older folks eagerly counting the hours and the minutes when they will be united with their family. We do the same as we fly towards our children. All the fatigue of travel, the jet lag and the interminable wait at the immigration vanishes when we see the beaming faces of the older brat and his family as the little one shyly smiles at her grandparents. She sure must be feeling gleeful about having two willing attendants who would be dancing to her tune in the coming weeks.

We relax completely as the L&M enjoys a show on the TV with the Daughter, and I share  a  joke with her; and the older Brat looks pleased as punch as he sees his parents having a wonderful time — seeing the wheel come a full circle. I am at the moment busy prancing with my granddaughter and having loads of fun. She made me run a race today in the garden! We miss the younger Brat , but of course he will join us back in Delhi next month when  I can say that ‘the cup overfloweth.’

What this long-winded introduction means is that the Cybernag will not be seen so regularly on her own blog or those of her friends whom she follows diligently. Do indulge her and bear with her. And please don’t go away, she will be back, ‘break ke baad, with more stories and nag the daylights out of you all!

 

 

66 comments

  1. Sandhya Kumar · · Reply

    You have got a lovely family! Enjoy and give us the stories!

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    1. Hey welcome here, Sandhya! Thanks for the comment and visit again 🙂

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  2. AnilkumarKurup · · Reply

    I’m truly astonished by the comments you have in your box. Perhaps tells much about the style of writing and the subjects you choose.
    Let me try to catch up with some of your posts.

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    1. Thanks for appreciating. I keep looking out for good blogs to follow and yours was one of them. Please browse by categories if you would like to read a particular type of stuff. The L&M posts are about all families in general — they each have an L&M, you included 🙂 I like to use my blog as an online magazine to give myself the space to write all genres. 🙂

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  3. Wow…nothing like spending time with grand kids. Have a great time, bring sweet memories back home. You’ll have an entire story in song!! Have a great holiday, Zyphr !!
    Loved reading this!

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    1. Thank you Panchali. Family time is always good, isn’t it?

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  4. I can so feel and relate to the excitement in your words! “I am at the moment busy prancing with my granddaughter and having loads of fun.” I can see my mom doing the same in a few weeks from now when we head home on our vacation. My daughter has already started counting days…so have I 🙂

    Have a wonderful time with your family and loved ones, Zephyr!

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  5. Zephyr deserves this break and time with her adorable granddaughter!
    Come back refreshed and bubbling with energy 🙂

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  6. I came over to your blog after seeing your comment. and found this. Will try to follow you diligently once you are back. Meantime will go over the archives. In this big crowded blog-o-sphere with so little time on our hands, we sometimes unintentionally end up ignoring some people. Thanks for dropping a reminder note at my blog.

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    1. Thank you for the visit. It feels good to find good blogs and have the bloggers visit yours 🙂 I am posting some guest blogposts and then will start writing again. But maybe I will do it earlier. Looking forward to seeing more of you here 🙂

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  7. Nothing like family, is there? I”m glad you’re enjoying your time with them!

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    1. Lovely seeing you here Corinne! I have started reading your posts having subscribed to them, but have not yet commented on any so far. OOnce the vacation ends and life goes back to being mundane, I promise, I will. 🙂

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  8. Very sharp, met vikki thru online game 🙂 that is ow i came to know about blog 🙂

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    1. Good to see friends of the Brats, both real and virtual. Visit again, Raj 🙂

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      1. I am in the uk as well 🙂 at some point in time we are planning a meet, my origins are from kerala

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  9. Enjoy and have a great time!

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    1. Thanks Reema. I am too 🙂

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  10. I read between the lines and at the risk of making an ass of myself, i’m going to assume you’re in the United States of A. Pliss to send me an email with your numbers. We will meet virtually as in over the phone if I cannot cross the physical distance to do so.

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    1. I wish I were in the US of A so I could have done all that you have said we would do 🙂 But my son is in the Queen’s country, so maybe we could set up a date in India when you next come over and have some more bloggers too including our own Sudha.

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      1. Absolutely, it’s a date!!!

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  11. Have tons of fun 🙂 We shall catch up once you are back….

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  12. Have loads of fun and store lots of memories of these happy times 🙂

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    1. Thanks Vinita! Will call you once I am back 🙂

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      1. Pakka 🙂 where does your son stay in the UK? Do go and visit Lake District…it is very beautiful 🙂

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  13. Never mind that you will be missed, never mind that I have no one to talk to, never mind that I kind of feel orphaned and abandoned in the blogging world, never mind that I have to celebrate my blogversary without you… never mind. I understand that this is an interlude that must be taken for body, soul and blogging 😛

    Miss you, Zephyr.

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    1. Boy, do you sound like a little girl sulking! And didn’t I comment on your blogversary post? But serioisly, I am missing my cyber family, as Rachna put it so aptly 🙂 Catch you soon, sooner than you expect. 🙂

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  14. Fun times are here..

    Hope to see you soon..
    Take care .. happy holidays

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    1. Oh yes, Bikram. We ill work out something about meeting 🙂 Thanks for the wishes.

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  15. I had guessed that u must be in UK. Enjoy enjoy. And when you return I will be In India on my break 🙂 And my break will be no internet, no mobile wala 😀

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  16. You will be missed though 😦 But we will wait to hear all the stories 🙂 Have a good time (and am sure you will). Much love!

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    1. Feels good to be missed. Thank you 🙂

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  17. Nostalgic! 🙂 So true.. nothing can match the 4D effect of togetherness. 🙂 I am sure you are having a whale of a time. Enjoy and have lots and lots of fun. Meanwhile I have lots of your posts to read as I am coming back from a break. That will keep me busy. 🙂

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    1. Hey, long time! You must also be having family time with your parents there, right? Looking forward to your comments on the posts you have missed 😀

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  18. Enjoy the break 🙂

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    1. Thanks Giribala 🙂

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  19. debajyoti · · Reply

    thank you for taking some time off your busy schedule and writing a post for us. your posts always put a smile on my face. have fun 🙂

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    1. You are welcome Deb 🙂 I love writing too and took a little time off to post this to inform my readers about being away 🙂

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  20. Have a super time with the family and especially the little one Aunty! 😀

    As for us, we’ll be diligently waiting to get nagged again. Will surely miss you though. Hugs to you. 🙂

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    1. Hugs back to you to Varsha 🙂 Thank you for the wishes!

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  21. Cannot grudge you the break (and a very lovely break for you) even if I will miss your posts. Enjoy yourself and be back asap (Thankful too that your break coincides with a 20 day trek for me, so I will not suffer too much from withdrawal symptoms:) )

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    1. A 20-day trek! That must be a great one. It is wonderful to know I will be missed 🙂

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  22. Grond · · Reply

    Thank you.

    A guilty me is thankful for this so that I can catch up with your writings while you are on vacation 😛

    Grond

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    1. When I read the first words, I was hopping mad, that you were actually thanking me for being away. Thank god you followed them up with the next para 🙂 I see the belan is effective indeed 😀

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  23. Such an endearing post Zephyr! It is really brings immense joys to the kids to see thier parents having a good time too. It is indeed seeing the wheel come a full circle. I always felt that when mom came to vist when I was in UK. have a great time, and i hope to see some photos of your time there 🙂

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    1. And the parent loves being the kid too 😀 Your mom is lucky to have such a loving daughter 🙂

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  24. Do have a lovely visit and enjoy ‘making memories’. Hope to hear about your trip when you come back ‘break ke baad’!

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    1. I am certainly making memories and lots of them 🙂

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  25. Have a wonderful vacation 🙂 will wait for the updates..

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    1. Thank you Jas! I will try to post some once we are back from the holidays. 🙂

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  26. I have been missing your posts and your sweet mails too :). I guess, we will wait patiently till your real family gets their time with you that you so deserve and then your cyber family will listen to your stories. Indeed, we wait to go spend a few days with relatives. And, then the time just flies, and we are back to waiting for the next trip! Have a great time, zephyr!

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    1. Aww, so sweet of you to say that Rachna! I miss my cyber family as much, which is why I am sitting and replying comments as Diya is playing with her thatha. She likes playing with us by turns — the rough and tumble with him and the softer stuff with me, though she can make me run too 😀

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  27. wow:)..I can imagin what fun you must be having..and you have a way with words:)…I shall repeat what KP sir says.happy holidays!

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    1. Thanks for the wishes Renu. The little one is in nursery now and I am quickly replying some comments 🙂

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  28. Have a wonderful break with the family, Zephyr! Glad to know you are doing races in the garden et al. Very much par for the course. (My son did cycle races with my Mom 24 years ago, when they visited. :-))…)

    Attended the blogmeet I mentioned to you last Sunday, and looked out for your namesake. She had not made it for the meet. :-)) Also said hi to your younger one. Had a great time, and wished you had come.

    Enjoy the wonderful English Summer, and hope you have a wonderful break.

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    1. Cycle races! Now that would be hard for me to match though she wanted me to take either her trike or scooter and race with her 😀 I had to politely refuse and offered to run the race instead. 🙂 Vinni told me that he met you at the Meet too. Wish I had been there and got to chat with you all. I saw Pankaja’s photos, but couldn’t place a name to the faces — they all looked lovely though, including you 🙂 I would have loved to see the pretty face of my namesake. Next time, maybe.

      It has become cloudy since last evening and I do hope the weather holds for our holiday!

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  29. Happy Holidays.Have a great time and come back with lots of stories to regale us with

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    1. Thank you KP. Yes, be prepared for more nagging 🙂

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  30. Have fun!!!

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    1. I am too, thanks Deepak 🙂

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  31. bhavana · · Reply

    I miss you so much already…but happy you are having sweet times with the older brat and the family. Is the younger one jealous?

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    1. Younger one jealous? Ha ha ha! These are brats not gals 😀 But we are missing him.

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  32. Have a nice break with the young ones Zephyr! Am in the same boat as yourself and will be away for a while to catch up with my daughter and son in law and to see some places:)

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  33. Not to sound deep or profound or anything, but this is the stuff life should be made of! Enjoy your time, Zephyr. We’ll try and not be impatient in the meanwhile for your return. Cheerio!

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    1. Ha ha, I will try to believe that you will miss my nagging 🙂 Thanks for the wishes. Hope the weather Gods cooperate.

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  34. You will be missed, but enjoy to the fullestestest…you got what I said eh 🙂

    Big hugs to everyone out there

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    1. Oh yes, RM. Thank you so much and hugs right back to you too 🙂

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